Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Idaho State Police to Commission 16 Troopers on Friday during Ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda

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

For Immediate Release: 12/16/15 at 5:00 p.m.

Idaho State Police to Commission 16 Troopers on Friday during Ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda

MERIDIAN - The Idaho State Police will commission sixteen new troopers during a ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda in Boise on Friday, December 18th at 10:30 a.m. During the ceremony the Advanced Training Class (ATC) of new troopers will take the oath of office and receive their campaign hat and badge. The class will be addressed by Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter, Colonel Ralph Powell, Director of the Idaho State Police and Class President Seth Green. In a longstanding tradition of ISP, the class will showcase their patrol cars on the Statehouse steps beginning at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited to the ceremony and to take a step back into history with ISP's parade cars that will also be on display.

The Idaho State Police ATC is a 16-week program that all recruits must complete to become a state trooper, including those who were previously employed by another law enforcement agency and are already certified peace officers. Thirteen of the troopers graduating will go on to complete the 10-week Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) Basic Patrol Academy. The three troopers already certified will be assigned to one of six districts of ISP throughout the state to complete a field training program that lasts approximately 12 weeks. During this stage the new troopers will work with a series of experienced troopers who will teach, evaluate and document each of them in an on-the-job setting.

Members of the Idaho State Police Advanced Training Class (ATC #43), their hometowns and the ISP district office or resident area each will be assigned to are:

Robert Allred - Boise - District 4 - Burley/Rupert

Derek Brown - Bozeman, MT - District 4 - Sun Valley

Clayton Cart - Meridian - District 3 - Meridian

Derek Emmert - Boise - District 3 - Payette

Cody Ercanbrack - Lewiston - District 1 - Coeur d'Alene

Edward Gates - Jerome - District 4 - Jerome

Seth Green - Spokane, WA - District 1 - Coeur d'Alene

Robert Heise - Boise - District 4 - Burley/Rupert

Cody Herman - Hayden - District 1 - Coeur d'Alene

Spencer Knudsen - Rigby - District 5 - Pocatello

Frank Pinkney - Boise - District 3 - Mountain Home

Scott Redinger - Moscow - District 2 - Moscow

Gideon Roberts - Grangeville - District 2 - Lewiston

Jared Shively - Rexburg - District 6 - Idaho Falls

Troy Tulleners - Post Falls - District 1 - Coeur d'Alene

Chad Willerford - Lenore - District 2 - Lewiston

During ATC, recruits are trained to assume responsibilities of an Idaho State Trooper which include, but are not limited to:

- Traffic control and enforcement
- Motor vehicle crash investigations
- Criminal investigations
- Report writing
- Impaired driving investigations
- Crime scene processing and investigation
- Law and courtroom procedure
- Firearms and defensive weapons
- Communication techniques including public speaking
- Ethics

Anyone interested in learning more about the Idaho State Police or in applying to be a trooper should visit the ISP website at and add their name to the hiring notification list.

There will be an opportunity for photographs with the new troopers with their patrol vehicles in front of the Capitol after the ceremony on Friday. Any on-camera interviews will have to be completed before the ceremony.

The ceremony schedule is as follows:
9:30 a.m. Patrol and Parade Car Display
10:30 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Begins
11:30 a.m. Graduation Ceremony Concludes
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Reception line
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Class photos