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Posted on: August 28, 2018

3 ways you can stay safe and informed in Idaho Falls using apps

An increasing number of people are using applications and social media to receive emergency information and urgent alerts. 

The Idaho Falls Police Department wants the local community to know how they can get this emergency information from a reli...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

“Spirit Ride” coming to Idaho Falls Friday to raise awareness of “move over” laws

Local businessman Wyatt Pickering received a call late Thursday afternoon asking whether he and his company could help with the American Towman Spirit Ride. Even though it was only a few hours away, Pickering answered without hesitation, “Absolutely.”

What's The Spirit Ride?  (From atspiritride.com)  Many are calling the Spirit Ride America's Traveling Memorial Day for First Responders. Founded by American Towman Magazine and B/A Products, the Ride's mission is to pr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Four of IFPD's longest serving officers set to retire

Goodman - Billman - McKenna - 6-27-2018

Three of the them signed off for the final time on Wednesday, June 27th.

Officer Mark Goodman, Officer Lynn Billman and Sergeant Pat McKenna said “goodbye” to their teammates and “hello” to retirement. 

All three long-time veterans of the Idaho Falls Police Department gave their ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Idaho Falls Police arrested suspect of bank robbery within 11 hours thanks to community policing

Craig Blankenship, 36, was arrested on a Felony charge of Robbery after he allegedly robbed the Bank of Commerce on W. Broadway around 9:30 on Tuesday morning.

Thanks to the teamwork of the bank and other local businesses, the police department, community ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Police seek help of the public to locate man who robbed bank Tuesday morning

Original post: At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man went into the Bank of Commerce located at 1730 W. Broadway. He gave bank employees a note demanding money, who gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash.

UPDATED: Suspect arrested Tuesday night: bit.ly/craig626

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Update 9:00 PM, 6/26

Craig Blankenship, 36, was identified and arrested by the IFPD within 11 hours after he allegedly robbed the Bank of Commerce on West Broadway earlier tha...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

President and CEO of Bank of Commerce proud of employees, has full confidence in IFPD

President and CEO of the Bank of Commerce Tom Romrell has no doubt that IFPD will conduct a thorough investigation which will lead to apprehension of the robbery suspect.
*UPDATED: Suspect arrested Tuesday night*

Update: Idaho Falls Police arrested suspect of bank robbery within 11 hours thanks to community policing

President & CEO Romrell commented on the robbery which occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26th at the Bank of Commerce located at ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Idaho Falls Police honor citizens and officers for excellence

Note: A video of the entirety of the awards ceremony can be found on the IFPD’s Facebook page.

On June 19, 2018, the Idaho Falls Police Department held its Quarterly Awards Ceremony.

Six citizens and 5 police officers re...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Here's how to prepare your kids if there is ever an active shooter

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson sat down with Rett Nelson of EastIdahoNews.com and gave an example of the concept of “Run. Hide. Fight.” 

Johnson explained, “I sat down with my daughter and talked spec...

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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
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Department Hires New Public Information Officer

Holly Cook has joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as the Public Relations and Public Information Officer.

Idaho Falls, ID – Holly Cook has joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as the Public Relations and Public Information Officer.  The primary focus of the position is to create an open environment for the flow of information a...

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