Thursday, October 9, 2014

Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Announce Victor McCraw as Division Administrator

Victor McCraw
Teresa Baker
Public Information Officer
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 10/9/14 at 12:30 p.m.

MERIDIAN - The Idaho State Police and the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council announce the appointment of Victor McCraw as Idaho POST Division Administrator. McCraw, a career public safety professional and criminal justice trainer, has served the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) for over 28 years. He retired at the rank of Captain to accept his new position after serving as the Executive Officer of the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy for the past five years.

In addition to his vast law enforcement training experience, McCraw has served as an Arizona Highway Patrol District Commander in the metro Phoenix area, as the Arizona DPS Operational Training Section Commander and as an Air Rescue Helicopter Paramedic Sergeant. His special duty assignments have included Tactical Negotiator, SWAT Medic, Major Events Security Commander and Senior NFL Public Safety Official for the Arizona Cardinals.

McCraw holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration, is a graduate of the Leadership in Police Organization course, and the FBI National Academy Session #249. He has held certifications as an Emergency Paramedic and is a Cooper Institute Health Promotion Director and Advanced Police Fitness Specialist.

Idaho POST is responsible for the training and certification of Idaho criminal justice professionals including patrol, dispatch, adult and juvenile corrections, detention, and probation and parole officers. All Idaho peace officers are certified through POST and it currently certifies approximately 1,800 Idaho criminal justice professionals each year. The POST Academy, located in Meridian, was established in 1970 and is governed by the multi-jurisdictional POST Council with representation from the criminal justice disciplines it governs and is overseen by the Director of the Idaho State Police.

McCraw will begin his duties as Idaho POST Division Administrator on November 17th.