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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Informational Meeting 17th and Rollandet Intersection Improvements

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Community members are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding future intersection improvements at W. 17th Street and Rollandet Street. The intersection improvement project is slated for construction in 2022.  

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

One Block of Shoup Avenue Closed for Construction

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Idaho Falls Public Works will temporarily close one block of Shoup Avenue on Monday morning, June 21 for construction. Shoup Avenue from B Street to Constitution Way will be closed to vehicles until Wednesday, June 23, barring unforeseen issues. ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

City of Idaho Falls Celebrates Passage of Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

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(Idaho Falls, ID) - Mayor Rebecca Casper issued the following statement this evening regarding the signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act:

“We rejoice with people everywhere in the creation of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Idaho Falls Zoo Offers New Teen Career Course

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Hey students! Interested in what is takes to work at a zoo? Join us at the Idaho Falls Zoo on July 15 and 16 for our new Explore Zoo Careers Course. This course is for students ages 15-17 and will dive into what it takes to run a zoo. Students will help d...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

City of Idaho Falls to Host Free Walkability Workshops

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – The Idaho Falls Community Development Services Department (CDS) is partnering with the Looking Glass Academy to present free workshops to identify barriers and explore solutions to walkability in the community.

The workshops w...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Idaho Falls Power Awards Scholarships to Ten Local High School Students

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Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Power (IFP) has selected 10 local high school students to receive $500 college scholarships for their efforts to develop and demonstrate strong leadership skills.

Each year, Idaho Falls Power sponsors local high schoo...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Residential Water Conservation Pilot Program Awaits City Council Approval

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A Residential Water Conservation Pilot Program was discussed during the Idaho Falls City Council Work Session yesterday afternoon. The pilot program, if approved by City Council, will begin later this year. 

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

City of Idaho Falls Releases Imagine IF Community Survey Results

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – The City of Idaho Falls Community Development Services Department (CDS) has released the results of their recent citywide "Imagine IF" survey.  The survey was launched earlier this year to help the departme...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Young Sloth Bears to Leave Idaho Falls Zoo in June

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In mid-June, two young sloth bears born at the Idaho Falls Zoo will be moving on to a new home at Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas. The move is a necessary part of a long-term population management strategy developed by the Sloth Bear Species Survival Plan...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

IDA Previews Renovations, Celebrates New AA Phoenix (PHX) and Dallas-Ft.Worth (DFW) Flights

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) will kick off two new, daily American Airlines flights providing non-stop access for passengers direct from IDA to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Phoenix (PHX) beginning this Thursday, June 3. ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Expansion of the Idaho Canal Trail project begins today

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Construction on the Idaho Canal Trail project starts today, June 1, near 25th Street and S Holmes Avenue, progressing along the Idaho Canal north toward Garfield Street. 

There will be single lane closures along S Holmes Avenue, between 17th Stree...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Temporary Road Closure: Park Avenue (June 2-3)

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Park Avenue will be temporarily closed again on June 2 and June 3. Motorists should use alternate routes. 

The Idaho Falls Street Division will be paving the roadway south of W. Broadway, near the Idaho Falls Public Library. 

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Sewer line improvements on Sunnyside Road

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Sunnyside Road from Eagle Drive to just west of Woodruff Avenue will be under construction beginning June 7. There will be significant traffic delays, with lanes reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. Barr...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 31, 2021

June Events for Everyone at the Idaho Falls Zoo

June has a little something for everyone planned at your Idaho Falls Zoo!

June 4: Sippin’ Safari- Join us for one of our newer fundraising events, Sippin’ Safari! From 5:30-9:00 p.m. on the first Friday of select months, enjoy an evening strolling...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 22, 2021

Railroad crossing removal on Park Avenue - temporary road closure

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East Idaho Railroad will be removing the unused railroad crossing at Park Avenue, south of W. Broadway Street on Monday and Tuesday, May 24 and May 25. The crossing in front of the Idaho Falls Library will also be removed. 

There will be a full cl...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Idaho Falls Fire Department welcomes six new members

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department is proud to announce and welcome six new probationary firefighters to the department and community.

City elected officials, IFFD personnel, and the recruits’ families attended a small graduation ceremony earlier this afterno...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Idaho Falls Fire Department Deputy Chief graduates from Executive Fire Officer Program

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department is proud to announce that one of the department’s chief fire officers recently graduated from the four-year Executive Fire Officer Program. Paul Radford, who was also recently promoted to deputy chief of administration, att...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Kids’ Summer Camps Are Back at the Idaho Falls Zoo!

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The education staff at the Idaho Falls Zoo is thrilled to announce summer camps are back in 2021! The zoo will host in-person kids’ camps between June and August for children ages 5-12. As always, the zoo camps offer one-of-a-kind summer experie...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Expanded Clean & Green Citywide Cleanup Event

Beginning May 6 Clean and Green

Join us as we clean up Idaho Falls this May!

The Idaho Falls Sanitation Division has expanded and improved the Clean & Green Citywide Cleanup event. Staff will be available beginning the weekend of May 6 to provide assistance with spring cleanup effort...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Partial road closure: Lindsay Boulevard

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A portion of Lindsay Boulevard will close for 20 days to allow construction crews to work on the railroad tracks near the Snake River Animal Shelter. Motorists will need to plan alternate routes. The project begins Monday, April 5, 2021.   &n...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Construction Notice: Popkroll Way Utility Improvements

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3H Construction will begin making utility improvements on Popkroll Way on April 5, 2021.  The anticipated duration of the project is ten weeks, barring unforeseen issues. 

Construction activities include new storm and sewer lines as well ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Construction on 1st Street resumes April 5; motorists encouraged to plan alternate routes

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On April 5, 2021, Knife River will begin installing a new waterline and reconstructing 1st Street between Yellowstone Avenue and the 1st Street/Lomax Street junction.

Multiple lane closures and traffic configurations are necessary to complete the work. Mot...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Attention Idaho Falls Business Owners! Partners in Public Safety Program

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Attention Idaho Falls business owners! There is a new city ordinance which may require action from you by May 15, 2021. Check your mailbox this week for a flyer and letter with additional information and instructions from the Idaho Falls Fire Department.&...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Street Sweeping Schedule

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The Idaho Falls Street Division has begun sweeping arterial and collector streets to prepare for repainting the faded striping. To assist with spring-cleaning, they will begin sweeping residential areas on April 12, 2021. 

Similar to garbage colle...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

More shared use pathways coming soon to Idaho Falls!

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The City of Idaho Falls is pleased to announce that phases 1 and 2 of the Idaho Canal Trail project will begin this spring.  

This project is part of the Connecting our Community comprehensive bicycle, pedestrian, and trails facility plan. The vis...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Online appointments available for IFFD's COVID-19 vaccine clinic

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department has appointment times available for eligible individuals at their COVID-19 vaccine clinic, which is NOT located at a fire station. Appointments can only be made online and are limited to the amount of doses available each w...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

17th Street and Woodruff Avenue intersection improvement project

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The next major intersection improvement project to address capacity and safety issues in Idaho Falls is moving forward. Construction on the 17th Street and Woodruff Avenue intersection is scheduled to begin in 2022.

Both the Federal Highway Administration...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

1st Street waterline project resumes next spring/Revitalizing Northgate Mile & 1st Street

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1st Street Waterline Project

After giving business owners a one-year break from construction, Idaho Falls Public Works will resume the 1st Street waterline project in the spring of 2021, while working in tandem with Community Development Services as they m...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City of Idaho Falls to Replace Water Tower

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Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Public Works staff briefed the Idaho Falls City Council today on plans to replace the city’s aging water tower, currently located along the Snake River near Idaho Falls Power.  The tower ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Chief announces four promotions, including the IFPD's first female Sergeant

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Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:

Holly CookPublic Information Officer605 N. Capital AveIdaho Falls, Idaho 83402Office: (208) 612-8655Cell: (208) 589-3091hcook@idahofallsidaho.govIdaho Falls Police Chief announces...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Emergency Alerts

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Click the banner below to sign up for AlertSense® public safety alerts from the Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Emergency Communications Center. This is a free service for community members. There are also links on the AlertSense® page to download the app o...

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Posted on: January 30, 2021

Schedule an Appointment for a COVID-19 Vaccination

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We are not giving COVID-19 vaccines at any of our fire stations, so please do not go to a fire station for a vaccine.  We are also not keeping a waiting list for vaccines and are not taking appointments by phone.  

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2020

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Only about a third of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR, and public access Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are used less than 3% of the time when needed and available. The current situation is far too few bystander rescuers – no...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Idaho Falls Firefighters Raise Record-breaking Funds for MDA

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After the Fill the Boot campaign was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, last weekend firefighters from the Idaho Falls Fire Department/IAFF Local 1565 hit the streets and shattered fundraising records for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Preparing for Fireworks: Controlled Burn at Snake River Landing

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department will be conducting a controlled burn along Milligan Road in Snake River Landing on Sunday, June 20 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. 

IFFD is asking the public to stay clear of the controlled burn along Milligan Road from jus...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Early Morning House Fire on Highland Drive

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department were dispatched at approximately 2:45 a.m. on June 17 to a structure fire on the 400 block of Highland Drive.

Three adults were inside the home when the fire started – two males an...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

House Fire on Johnson Street

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1000 block of Johnson Street at approximately 7:40 p.m. on June 16 for a structure fire. A neighbor was outside mowing the lawn, saw the fire and called 911. &nbs...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Greentree Lane House Fire

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department were dispatched to a house fire at the 2000 block of Greentree Lane shortly after 10:30 p.m. on June 10. 

The homeowner told dispatch that the house was on fire and that there was o...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Idaho Falls Firefighters are asking for your help filling the boot this weekend!

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After the Fill the Boot campaign was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, firefighters from the Idaho Falls Fire Department are asking for help with not only filling the boot, but overflowing it!   

Firefighters will be at the interse...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Idaho Falls Fire Department welcomes six new members

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department is proud to announce and welcome six new probationary firefighters to the department and community.

City elected officials, IFFD personnel, and the recruits’ families attended a small graduation ceremony earlier th...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Idaho Falls Fire Department Deputy Chief graduates from Executive Fire Officer Program

Deputy Chief Paul Radford, Idaho Falls Fire Dept.

The Idaho Falls Fire Department is proud to announce that one of the department’s chief fire officers recently graduated from the four-year Executive Fire Officer Program. Paul Radford, who was also recently promoted to deputy chief of administr...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Early Morning House Fire on Agnes Street

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Shortly before midnight, the Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Dispatch Center received a report of house fire in the 2800 block of Agnes Street in Idaho Falls. The caller reported that the garage appeared to be fully engulfed and the fire was moving to the r...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

House fire on Laurelwood Avenue

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Idaho Falls, ID: The Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the 600 block of Laurelwood Avenue at 5:36 a.m. on April 6, 2021 when a homeowner called dispatch to report a fire inside her home that was coming from her living room. She report...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Attention Idaho Falls Business Owners! Partners in Public Safety Program

Fire Prevention Inspections

Attention Idaho Falls business owners! There is a new city ordinance which may require action from you by May 15, 2021. Check your mailbox this week for a flyer and letter with additional information and instructions from the Idaho Falls Fire Department.&...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

200 Piglets Die in Outbuilding Fire

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At 10:00 p.m. on March 26, 2021, the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the 14000 block of North 5th East for a structure fire. A neighbor called 9-1-1 after observing flames coming from an outbuilding. The neighbor then called the homeowner wh...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

IFFD hosts international speaker and best-selling author

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If you see several emergency response vehicles outside the Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts near Idaho Falls High School over the next couple of days, there is no need to worry.

“In fact, it’s quite the opposite,&r...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 6, 2021

Three dogs safe after being pulled from icy Snake River

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At approximately 11:15 a.m. on March 6, dispatch received reports of three dogs that had gone into the Snake River near the intersection of W. Elva Street and Riverside Drive, just north of the LDS Temple in Idaho Falls. The reporting person told dispatch...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Garage Fire

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At 6:25 p.m. on March 4, 2021, the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 5000 block of East Scoresby Avenue for a structure fire. The reporting person told dispatch that a motorcycle had caught...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Online appointments available for IFFD's COVID-19 vaccine clinic

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The Idaho Falls Fire Department has appointment times available for eligible individuals at their COVID-19 vaccine clinic, which is NOT located at a fire station. Appointments can only be made online and are limited to the amount of doses available each w...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 13, 2021

Fatality Fire in Pinewood Estates

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At approximately 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021, the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at the 2000 block of E Timber Lane in Pinewood Estates. The reporting person told dispatch that a mobile home was on fire and tha...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Three Fountains Condominium Fire

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Shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the 1300 block of South Woodruff Avenue for a report of a structure fire. 

Two adults were standing outside of the Three Fountains condominium ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Meet a Penguin Up Close!

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Penguin Interaction Programs are back! Here's your chance to meet a penguin up close. Have an unforgettable time by meeting the penguins up-close and personal as you meet these charismatic birds. Your interaction includes approximately 1...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Meet a Zookeeper is Back!

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Learn more about how we care for our zoo family daily in our Meet a Zookeeper program. Here's the daily schedule.

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Get to know our animals through the eyes of the zookeepers dedicated to our animals’ daily care. 

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

IFPD and partners host Building Diversity, Strengthening Our Communities Law Enforcement Conference

The Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs, City of Idaho Falls, and Idaho Falls Police Department are proud to present the Idaho Law Enforcement Conference: Building Diversity, Strengthening Our Communities tomorrow, May 27th, here in Idaho Falls.

Over the past several months the Idaho Falls Police Department, City of Idaho Falls, and the Idaho Commission of Hispanic Affairs have been working together to organize and host this conference, which will include attendees from the Idaho Falls Police Dep...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

IFPD Officers Apprehend Wanted Subject in Idaho Falls

?Last night, Idaho Falls Police Officers located wanted subject Makena Lagana in the area of Benton Street and St. Clair Road. Lagana led officers on a foot pursuit into a dry canal bed where he was apprehended and taken into police custody.

Last night at approximately 10:45 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers located wanted subject Makena Lagana in the area of Benton Street and St. Clair Road in Idaho Falls. Lagana led officers on a brief foot pursuit through a parking lot, across a street, an...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault After Chasing People with Knife

On April 7th, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were called to the area of Memorial and Broadway for a report that a man was threatening and chasing people with a knife.

On April 7th, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were called to the area of Memorial and Broadway for a report that a man was threatening and chasing people with a knife. The caller provided dispatch with a description of the man and...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Officer Involved Shooting - February 8, 2021

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Early this morning, February 8th, 2021, an Idaho Falls Police Officer was involved in an officer-involved shooting. One person, an adult male, is deceased. No one else sustained any injuries in the incident.

The Idaho Falls Police Department defines Officer-Involved Shootings as any incident where, in the course of their duties, an Officer discharges their service weapon resulting in the death or injury of another person. As is standard protocol for any Offic...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Man Arrested Following Discovery of Drug Lab

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Sebastian Malikai was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felony Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance, two counts Felony Injury to a Child, and Misdemeanor Assault-Domestic Violence, and was taken to the Bonneville County Jail.

On January 30th, shortly before 3:00 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a residence in the 3200 block of Londonderry Avenue for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. The caller reported that a woman was threatened with a firearm.&...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

IFPD Officers Join US Marshals Taskforce as Special Deputy Marshals

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On Tuesday, two Idaho Falls Police Officers joined a network of Deputy US Marshals and Special Deputy US Marshals who work to apprehend violent criminals, sex offenders, and “Most Wanted” fugitives both in our area and around the country.

IFPD Officers Corey Sato and Jose Abreo were sworn in as Special Deputy US Marshals by Deputy US Marshal Darrin Lambert, the supervisor of the US Marshals Pocatello office. 

The US Marshals Service has approximately 3,500 full-time Deputy US Marsh...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Two Arrested with Trafficking Amounts of Meth & Cocaine, Stolen Gun Recovered

On Dec 24, shortly before 7 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a parking lot for a report of a suspicious vehicle after a witness called Idaho Falls Police Dispatch and reported seeing two people inside the vehicle engaging in drug activity.

On December 24, 2020, shortly before 7:00 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a parking lot for a report of a suspicious vehicle after a witness called Idaho Falls Police Dispatch and reported seeing two people inside the vehicle engaging in dr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Man Arrested for Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling

On December 27th, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of Alice Avenue to investigate reports of gunfire. Multiple residents in the area reported hearing gunfire.

On December 27th, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of Alice Avenue to investigate reports of gunfire. Multiple residents in the area reported hearing gunfire. Two people who called Idaho Falls Police disp...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Two Juveniles Apprehended After String of Vehicle Burglaries - Including Stolen AR15

IFPD would like to remind community members to secure their vehicles and residences at night and to bring valuables, including firearms, inside whenever possible.

On December 14, 2020, shortly after 1:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Officer responded to the area of S Higbee Avenue for a report of an attempted vehicle burglary. A resident noticed the dome light in his car turn on from inside his residence. When he went ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Man Arrested After Headbutting Police Officer

Herrera continued to resist and fight with Officers as they exited EIRMC. While Officers were attempting to place Herrera in a patrol vehicle, Herrera headbutted an IFPD Officer in the face.

Idaho Falls, ID – On December 12, shortly after 5:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Fanning for a disturbance. The caller reported that a man was highly intoxicated and was standing in the roadway ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Three Arrested After Taking Tools from Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Officers were called to investigate the theft at about 9:00 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., Officers located the suspects and suspect vehicle while patrolling. The stolen tools were recovered and returned to the owner later that day.

Idaho Falls, ID – On December 7th, at about 9:00 a.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer responding to a report of a theft that had occurred in the 1000 block of Science Center Drive. The victim reported that he parked his vehicle at a Habi...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Man Arrested Following Police Pursuit

An Idaho Falls Police Officer attempted to perform a traffic stop. When the Officer activated his emergency lights and siren signaling for the driver to pull over, the driver fled from the Officer at a high rate of speed initiating a vehicle pursuit.

Shortly before 6:00 p.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer in an unmarked IFPD vehicle attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle near the area of 1st Street and Fanning Avenue in relation to a felony investigation. When the Officer activated his overh...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

IFPD Arrests Two People Following SWAT Standoff

Early this morning, Idaho Falls Police Officers were searching for a wanted subject, Maddeline Ovard, when they received information that Ovard and another wanted subject, Shawn Cortez, were located at an address on the 200 block of Placer Avenue.

IFPD Arrests Two People Following SWAT Standoff

Idaho Falls, ID – Early this morning, Idaho Falls Police Officers were searching for a wanted subject, Maddeline Ovard, when they received information that Ovard and another wanted subject,...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

IFPD and IDOC Partner for Re-Entry Hygiene Kit Drive

IFPD is partnering with the Idaho Department of Corrections Re-Entry Program on a Hygiene Kit Donation Drive. IFPD is hoping to collect basic hygiene items that the Re-Entry program can then provide to past offenders who are re-entering the community.

IFPD and IDOC Partner for Re-Entry Hygiene Kit Drive

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is partnering with the Idaho Department of Corrections Re-Entry Program on a Hygiene Kit Donation Drive. IFPD is hoping to collect b...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Two Arrested on Warrants, Drug & Weapons Offenses

On August 4 IFPD Officers arrested Dakota Clifford and Richard Veilleux on various outstanding warrants, drug, and other offenses. Clifford was previously arrested on July 22 and released on bail, but cut his ankle monitor off violating terms of release.

On August 4, 2020, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested Dakota Clifford, a 24-year-old Idaho Falls resident, and Richard Veilleux, a 28-year-old Idaho Falls resident, on various outstanding warrants, drug, and other offenses.

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

IFPD Partnering with Office of Highway Safety on Seat Belt Education

This month the IFPD has responded to 153 vehicle accidents, and 45 of those included injuries. Vehicle collisions can happen to anyone. One of the major predictive factors of injury and the seriousness of those injuries is appropriate seatbelt usage.

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is partnering with the Idaho Officer of Highway Safety and law enforcement agencies across Idaho to encourage drivers and passengers to buckle up.

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Three Arrested After Woman Reports Kidnap and Torture

On June 22, IFPD Dispatch received a call reporting that a woman had stopped the caller and asked them to call 911. The woman appeared to have been severely beaten with cuts on her face and told the person she had been held hostage and had just escaped...

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On June 22, 2020, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a call from a person who stated that a woman had stopped them on the street and asked them to call 911. The woman appeared to have been ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Man Arrested After Aggravated Assault, Police Chase and Home Invasion

IFPD arrested Dakota Clifford, a 24-year-old Idaho Falls resident, for Felony Aggravated Assault, Felony Eluding, Misdemeanor Unlawful Entry, and on 3 Felony Bonneville County Bail Violation Warrants. The original charges were Felony Trafficking charges.

Earlier this morning, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested Dakota Clifford, a 24-year-old Idaho Falls resident, for Felony Aggravated Assault, Felony Eluding, Misdemeanor Unlawful Entry, and on three outstanding Felony Bonneville County Warrants. The warr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Man Wanted on Homicide Charge Commits Suicide as Officers Approach

On July 12, the Idaho Falls Police Department was notified by an out of state law enforcement agency that a wanted man from a homicide investigation in their jurisdiction may be in the Idaho Falls area. Officers located the suspect,

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Body Recovered from Snake River Identified

On June 5, IFPD recovered the body of a man from the Snake River. The man has been identified as Miguel A. Rodriguez, a 44-year-old Idaho Falls resident, who had previously been reported to IFPD as a missing person. He was last seen on April 17th, 2020.

On Friday, June 5th, the Idaho Falls Police Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a deceased male from the Snake River in Idaho Falls. The man has been identified as Miguel A. Rodriguez, a 44-year-old Idaho Fall...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

IFPD Seizes Two Pounds of Meth in Suspicious Package

Two packages of methamphetamine weighing 502 and 503.5 grams respectively

IFPD Officers responded to a home for a report of a suspicious package. The package was sent to the home via USPS but was not addressed to anyone who lived there and had been sent from a town in California near the southern border. A Drug K9 indicated...

On May 15th, 2020, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a residence in Idaho Falls for a report of a suspicious package. According to the reporting party, the package was sent to their home via the US Postal Service but was not addressed to anyone who...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Hotel Employees Rescue 5 Year Old from Drowning

On May 3, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a 911 call about a missing child near a hotel on Lindsey. Nearly at the same time, another caller reported that a young boy was pulled from the canal nearby and that CPR was in progress.

On Sunday, May 3, shortly before noon, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a 911 call about a missing child near the Tru by Hilton Hotel on Lindsey Ave. The caller reported that a 5-year-old boy was missing. Nearly at the same time, another caller report...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

IFPD Debuts D91 School Pride Themed Police Vehicles

These vehicles are expected to be a positive way for students at the schools to connect with their assigned school resource officers, and also to be a symbol of IFPD’s commitment to education and safe schools in our community.

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department is debuting a new school pride themed patrol vehicle, driven by the School Resource Officer assigned to Eagle Rock Middle School. The IFPD Eagle Rock SRO vehicle is the first of four s...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Man Arrested For Stalking, Burglary, & Unlawful Entry

On May 2, 2020, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a report of a man near the caller’s vehicle. The caller informed dispatch that she had an active Civil Protection Order against the man that she could now see from inside a nearby building.

On May 2, 2020, shortly after 11:00 p.m., Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to an address on River Parkway for a report of a man near the caller’s vehicle. The caller informed dispatch that she had an active Civil Protection Order against th...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Local & National Architect Team Selected to Design Idaho Falls Police Complex

The selection process, which has taken place over the past several months, has resulted in the selection of a partnership between an Idaho Falls based local architectural firm, and a national expert in the architectural design of police facilities.

Two-Agency Architect Team Selected for Idaho Falls Police Complex Design

Partnership Includes Local Firm & National Expert in Police Facilities

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department and City of Idaho Falls are excited to...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Three Idaho Falls Residents Connected to Multi-State Crime Spree

The IFPD Special Investigations Unit is investigating 3 Idaho Falls residents in connection to a string of serious crimes across multiple states, including drug crimes in Idaho & a homicide in California. IFPD is partnering with LAPD and other agencies.

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department Special Investigations Unit is investigating three Idaho Falls residents in connection to a string of serious crimes across multiple states, including drug crimes in Idaho and a homici...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Man Arrested Safely Following Standoff with IFPD SWAT Team

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On Tuesday, Feb 18th, IFPD arrested Brett Karinen, a 25-year-old Idaho Falls resident, following an investigation into a domestic violence incident and a two-and-a-half-hour standoff with IFPD Patrol Officers and the IFPD SWAT team.

Idaho Falls, ID – On Tuesday, February 18th, the Idaho Falls Police Department arrested Brett Karinen, a 25-year-old Idaho Falls resident, following an investigation into a domestic violence incident and a two-and-a-half-hour standoff w...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Felony Heroin Trafficking Arrest

On January 31, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area of 150 Houston Circle for a report that two people were passed on in a vehicle outside a business. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and the two occupants inside.

On January 31, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area of 150 Houston Circle for a report that two people were passed on in a vehicle outside a business. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and the two occupants inside.

An officer was able t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Stolen Vehicle Located Prior to Owner Realizing It Was Stolen

On January 31st, at approximately 12:40 a.m. an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 1st street and St. Clair Avenue when he initiated a traffic stop. The officer determined the vehicle had been stolen.

On January 31st, at approximately 12:40 a.m. an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 1st street and St. Clair Avenue when he approached a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. As the officer approached, the vehicle began slowly...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Officer Seizes Pound of Meth After Witnessing Drug Deal

On Jan 31, around 10 pm, an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of Jennie Lee Drive when he witnessed what appeared to be a drug deal. After a short pursuit the Officer apprehended Jesse Kirby and located over a pound of methamphetamine.

On January 31, shortly after 10 p.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of Jennie Lee Drive when he witnessed two vehicles pull in to a parking lot and park next to each other. The officer watched the occupants of the two vehicles i...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Man Arrested for Felony Domestic Battery Following 911 Hang-Up Investigation

Dispatch received a 911 call and could hear yelling and a woman asking for help before the line disconnected. An IFPD Officer responding to the call's location passed a vehicle leaving the area and saw a passenger mouth, “Help me,” out the window.

Idaho Falls, ID – On January 25th at approximately 3:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a 911 call. The Emergency Communications Officer (Dispatcher) could hear yelling and a woman asking for help saying she was scared. The l...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Meth Trafficking Arrest After Driver Attempts to Elude Officers

Two women arrested after attempting to flee from officers in a motor vehicle. Passenger found in possession of trafficking amounts of methamphetamine.

On January 25th, shortly before midnight, an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 17th street and Fife Avenue when the officer saw a vehicle driving east on 17th street with its headlights off. The officer caught up to the vehicle at t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Anniversary of Disappearance of Jed Hall

January 22 marked the two year anniversary of the disappearance of Idaho Falls’ teen, Matthew “Jed” Hall. Until definitive evidence of his whereabouts and/or well-being are obtained, the Idaho Falls Police Department will continue to search for Jed.

Yesterday, January 22, marked the two year anniversary of the disappearance of Idaho Falls’ teen, Matthew “Jed” Hall. Since his disappearance, Idaho Falls Police Investigators have made significant efforts to locate Jed but t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for Lewd Conduct, Sexual Exploitation of a Child

The Idaho Falls Police Department is conducting an investigation that has led to the arrest of Richard Dutton, a 51-year-old Idaho Falls resident, for Felony Lewd Conduct with a Child and Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

The Idaho Falls Police Department is conducting an investigation that has led to the arrest of Richard Dutton, a 51-year-old Idaho Falls resident, for Felony Lewd Conduct with a Child and Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

On January 7th, staff at an a...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Man Arrested for Felony Injury to a Child

On Jan 16, a four-month-old infant was transported to to Primary Children’s with head injuries. IFPD Detectives have been investigating the child's injuries and on Jan 16, the infant's father was arrested on two counts of Felony Injury to a Child.

On January 6, a four-month-old child was taken to Idaho Falls Community Hospital after parents reported that the child had fallen off the father’s lap and was displaying symptoms consistent with a head injury. The infant was found to have a brai...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 31, 2019

IFPD & BCSO Remind Public to Celebrate Safely this New Years

The Idaho Falls Police and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies have joined agencies across the state in ITD’s Impaired Driving Mobilization this holiday season. Since the mobilization began on Dec. 11, BCSO has had 14 DUI Cases and IFPD has had 12.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho Falls Police Department have joined agencies across the state in participating in the Idaho Transportation Department’s Impaired Driving Mobilization through the holiday season. &nbs...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Man Arrested for Felony Battery on a Police Officer

Man arrested for Felony Battery on a Police Officer. This is the twenty-third time an Idaho Falls Police Officer has been assaulted/battered, that resulted in arrest charges, during the course of their duties in 2019.

On Sunday, December 29th just after 2:00 a.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 17th Street and Holmes Avenue. The officer recognized the driver of a vehicle on the roadway as a person he knew to have an outstanding warrant and ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

IFPD Starts Pilot Motorcycle Officer Program

This summer, the Idaho Falls Police Department has launched a new pilot program for motorcycle officers. Two officers who are part of the Traffic Unit have swapped their patrol vehicles for motorcycles.

This summer, the Idaho Falls Police Department has launched a new pilot program for motorcycle officers. Two officers who are part of the Traffic Unit have swapped their patrol vehicles for motorcycles.

Idaho Falls roadways are traveled daily by thousands ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Chief announces four promotions, including the IFPD's first female Sergeant

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson announced the promotion of one new Lieutenant and three new Sergeants.

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson announced the promotions of one Lieutenant and three Sergeants.

  • Sergeant Scott Killian will be promoted to Lieutenant and will be transferred from detectives to patrol.
  • Detective Jessica Marley will be promoted to Serg...
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Police Department News

News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2021

Railroad crossing removal on Park Avenue - temporary road closure

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East Idaho Railroad will be removing the unused railroad crossing at Park Avenue, south of W. Broadway Street on Monday and Tuesday, May 24 and May 25. The crossing in front of the Idaho Falls Library will also be removed. 

There will be a full cl...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Street Sweeping Schedule

Street Sweeping Schedule

The Idaho Falls Street Division has begun sweeping arterial and collector streets to prepare for repainting the faded striping. To assist with spring-cleaning, they will begin sweeping residential areas on April 12, 2021. 

Similar to garbage colle...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Attention Idaho Falls Business Owners! Partners in Public Safety Program

Fire Prevention Inspections

Attention Idaho Falls business owners! There is a new city ordinance which may require action from you by May 15, 2021. Check your mailbox this week for a flyer and letter with additional information and instructions from the Idaho Falls Fire Department.&...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City of Idaho Falls to Replace Water Tower

Idaho Falls Water Tower

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Public Works staff briefed the Idaho Falls City Council today on plans to replace the city’s aging water tower, currently located along the Snake River near Idaho Falls Power.  The tower has been scheduled f...

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Public Works

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