Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kedrick Wills Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and Deputy Director of the Idaho State Police

Kedrick R. Wills
Colonel Ralph W. Powell, Director of the Idaho State Police (ISP) has selected Major Kedrick Wills to be his Deputy Director. As such Wills will be promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and will be responsible for the operational command of the agency.

“I appreciate the dedication that Major Wills has made to the Idaho State Police and the citizens of Idaho,” Colonel Powell said. “I know that he will continue to be an excellent leader of ISP’s Command Staff and a valued liaison with our local and federal law enforcement partners.”

Wills is ISP’s senior Major and started his law enforcement career as an officer in his hometown police department of Glenns Ferry in 1994. He was soon hired as a bilingual police officer by Nampa Police Department in 1995. He then joined the Idaho State Police in January of 1996 and was stationed in District 4 as a Resident Trooper in the Burley/Rupert area. In 2002, Major Wills was promoted to Sergeant and was stationed in District 2, with district offices in Lewiston. In 2004 he was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to ISP headquarters in Meridian where he oversaw the background process for new employees, the Executive Protection Unit, and ISP’s Honor Guard. In 2006, Major Wills was promoted to the rank of Captain and was assigned again to District 4 as the District Commander with district offices in Jerome. In 2010 he was promoted to Major and assigned to headquarters as the Police Services Commander over Forensics Services, Criminal Justice Information Systems and the Bureau of Criminal Identification. In January of 2012, Major Wills was transferred into operations as the Area Commander over Districts 4, 5 and 6, which includes most of the southern portion of the state, as well as, Commercial Vehicle Services, Training, and ISP’s two Regional Communications Centers. Major Wills was awarded ISP’s Silver Star in 1997 for heroism and bravery.

Wills holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Training and Development from Idaho State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Training and Development, also from Idaho State University, and an Associate of Arts degree from the College of Southern Idaho. Wills is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and is currently an adjunct professor for Idaho State University. Wills and his wife, Johanna, have three daughters and one son.

There will be a pinning ceremony for Lieutenant Colonel Wills on Thursday, April 4th at 4:00 p.m. in POST’s Classroom D on the Idaho State Police campus in Meridian.

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