Thursday, January 5, 2012

Promotion Ceremony Date Set for Newly Appointed Lt. Colonel of the Idaho State Police

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ISP Headquarters
700 S. Stratford Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642

Idaho State Police News Release
For Immediate Release - Thursday, January 6, 2012 5:00 PM
For Information: Contact: Major Kedrick Wills
(208) 884-7200

Promotion Ceremony Date Set for Newly Appointed Lt. Colonel of the Idaho State Police

Colonel G. Jerry Russell is pleased to announce the appointment of Major Ralph Powell to Deputy Director of the Idaho State Police. Major Powell will begin his duties as Lieutenant Colonel on January 8, 2012, and will succeed retired Lt. Colonel Kevin Johnson, who retired in April, 2011.

You are invited to attend a pinning ceremony commemorating the occasion on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in POST Building #8, classrooms H & J on the Idaho State Police Campus located at 700 S. Stratford Drive, Meridian, ID 83642.

Lt. Colonel Powell started his career with the Idaho State Police as a Trooper in the spring of 1983 in District 5. In 1985 he transferred to District 3 where he served in Executive Protection and on the ISP SWAT Team. He was a District 3 Sergeant from 1987 to 1993, when he transferred to Coeur d'Alene as the District Commander. In 1996 Captains Brownlee and Powell switched districts and Captain Powell transferred to Boise and took over the District 3 Command position. In 1999 Captain Powell was promoted to Major over the Forensic Services Division. Approximately 9 years later, he became the Major over Police Services where he served until January of 2010, when he transferred to Operations Major over Districts 3, 5, 6, CVS, Training, and the Regional Communications Centers.

Lt. Colonel Powell holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelors degree in Pre-Law. He is a graduate from the FBI National Academy, session 191.

ISP Director Colonel G. Jerry Russell stated,"With over 28 years of proven leadership and experience, I am pleased to see Lt. Colonel Powell continue his service to the members of the Idaho State Police and the citizens of our great state. He is well prepared to take on this new challenge, and I have every reason to believe he will continue to succeed as a proven leader."

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