Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Idaho State Police is Hiring New Troopers Throughout Idaho

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IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
Teresa Baker
Public Information Officer
Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 04/23/14 at 2:45 p.m.

MERIDIAN - The Idaho State Police is currently testing those who desire to become Troopers. The testing process began on April 18th and will close on May 16th. ISP anticipates hiring approximately 20 new Troopers. The hiring process takes about 6 months to complete and successful candidates will begin training in November 2014.

What does it take to become a Trooper? It takes a significant commitment to make it through some stringent requirements to earn the title of Idaho State Police Trooper. "ISP truly has high expectations for those who would be called 'Trooper.'" said Colonel Ralph Powell. "It is the responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves, to stand tall and firm between good and evil and so it starts with the highest moral and ethical standards, both on and off duty," he continued.

If you think you have what it takes, begin the process with the online application and exam. Those that are selected will then have an oral board examination and will need to pass a physical fitness test. Applicants must then pass an extensive background check which includes reference checks, work history verification, criminal history, and credit checks. Applicants must also pass a series of psychological, medical, and physical fitness examinations. A polygraph exam and substance abuse screening will also be administered. Previous law enforcement experience is not required.

On average, the training process takes about nine months to complete, which includes the 10-week Basic Patrol Academy at the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). Recruits will then have an additional 14-week Advanced Training Class with the ISP Training Division. Upon successful completion of both academies, the new recruit will begin on-the-job field training with experienced Troopers. The academies and on-the-job training are intense and require physically and mentally strong individuals.

Applicants must be willing to work anywhere in the state of Idaho. ISP attempts to accommodate the applicants' choice of location if they are hired, but the assignments are made based on agency's needs first. Troopers will be required to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. Starting pay for a Trooper is $18.92 per hour and possibly higher if the candidate is a current peace officer with at least three years experience. Additional pay increases are available after a probationary period for skills and education such as Spanish fluency, drug recognition experts, POST certificates and college degrees.

If you are interested in becoming an Idaho State Trooper you must first meet the Minimum Qualifications from Idaho POST requirements, which include:
- United States citizenship;
- Graduate of a high school, or GED equivalent;
- 2 or more years of responsible work experience or attendance at an institution of higher learning following high school graduation;
- Fingerprint clearance by the Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification and the FBI;
- A conviction or withheld judgment for any local, state, or federal crime may be grounds for rejection; and
- Have a valid driver's license

Additional qualifications include:
- Meet the Idaho State Police Drug Policy requirements;
- Meet the POST medical, vision, and hearing requirements; and
- Meet the requirements of the POST Physical Readiness Test.

The following is a list of likely employment disqualifiers at the Idaho State Police. Do not apply if you:
- Do not meet the requirements of the Idaho State Police Drug Policy;
- Have any felony conviction;
- Have any misdemeanor conviction within 5 years of your application date;
- Have ever been decertified as a peace officer in any state or jurisdiction; or
- Have been given any of the following Military Discharges:
Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD);
Dishonorable Discharge (DD); or
Administrative Discharge other than Honorable (OTH).

Interested applicants can read more detail and view videos about this exciting opportunity and apply online by visiting the Idaho State Police website at http://www.isp.idaho.gov. To begin the testing process go to http://www.isp.idaho.gov/hr/currentJobs.html.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 04/21/14 3:30 pm
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Idaho State Police arrest two for trafficking methamphetamine

On Friday, April 18, 2014, the Idaho State Police seized 1/2 lbs. of methamphetamine and arrested two individuals as the result of a traffic stop on I-86, approximately 16 miles east of Burley. Joseph D. Hartford, 41 years of age, and Morris M. Demaree, 61 years of age, both from Billings, Montana were booked at the Mini-Cassia Justice Center for trafficking methamphetamine. They were also charged with possession of marijuana, less than 3 oz., and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 04/21/14 3:30 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police arrest two for trafficking methamphetamine

On Friday, April 18, 2014, the Idaho State Police seized ? lbs. of methamphetamine and arrested two individuals as the result of a traffic stop on I-86, approximately 16 miles east of Burley. Joseph D. Hartford, 41 years of age, and Morris M. Demaree, 61 years of age, both from Billings, Montana were booked at the Mini-Cassia Justice Center for trafficking methamphetamine. They were also charged with possession of marijuana, less than 3 oz., and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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Update-Crash on I15 Near Inkom Causes Spill

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 04/21/14 07:25 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Update**

The Idaho State Police have located a possible owner of the barrel. This crash is sill under investigation by the Idaho State Police

***end of update***

On April 21,2014, at 5:42 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle crash southbound I15 at milepost 55, south of Inkom. Jin Cai, 49, from North Logan, Ut, was traveling southbound in a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country Van when he struck a barrel that was in the road. The barrel containing Clean Strip Form Release was spilled onto both lanes of the interstate. ITD is currently on location cleaning up the spill.

Cai was wearing a seat belt. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Crash on I15 Near Inkom Causes Spill

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 04/21/14 07:25 am
Please direct questions to the District Office

On April 21,2014, at 5:42 am, the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle crash southbound I15 at milepost 55, south of Inkom. Jin Cai, 49, from North Logan, Ut, was traveling southbound in a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country Van when he struck a barrel that was in the road. The barrel containing Clean Strip Form Release was spilled onto both lanes of the interstate. ITD is currently on location cleaning up the spill.

Cai was wearing a seat belt. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Update - Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 04/20/14 3:05 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

***Update***
Both lanes of travel have been cleared and traffic is flowing.

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Original release:

Shortly before 7:30 AM this morning, the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle non-injury crash northbound on Interstate 15 at milepost 147, about 2 miles south of Hamer. Sukhjeeven Singh, age 36 of Sacramento,CA was driving north when his vehicle left the roadway on the left side. Singh over-corrected, lost control of his vehicle, and the trailer overturned in the roadway. The right lane of northbound traffic is still blocked while a tow crew removes the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

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Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 04/20/14 2:10 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

Shortly before 7:30 AM this morning, the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle non-injury crash northbound on Interstate 15 at milepost 147, about 2 miles south of Hamer. Sukhjeeven Singh, age 36 of Sacramento,CA was driving north when his vehicle left the roadway on the left side. Singh over-corrected, lost control of his vehicle, and the trailer overturned in the roadway. The right lane of northbound traffic is still blocked while a tow crew removes the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

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