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IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
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For Immediate Release: 06/16/2020 10:00 AM
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Captain Ed Westbrook Retires after a distinguished 34 year career in Law Enforcement
23 years spent with Idaho State Police in Lewiston
Captain Ed Westbrook says leaving behind his team at the Idaho State Police District 2 office in Lewiston will be bittersweet.
"The Lewiston ISP office has been and will continue to be a great place to work. It's been my privilege to serve with this entire team. If anything I've done has made this office a great place for the people of ISP and this community, then that's the best parting gift I could provide." said Capt. Westbrook, who officially retires Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
Colonel Kedrick Wills, Director of the Idaho State Police says Captain Westbrook has been a tremendous asset to the Idaho State Police and will be missed.
"I have personally relied on his leadership and expert advice, especially with tactical issues or complex investigations. His leadership and dedication to District 2 will be felt for many years to come. He is a high caliber person and we wish him the best in the next chapter of his life." Said Col. Wills.
Westbrook began his career of public service in the United States Army as a Paratrooper with the 82nd airborne division. He then took a position with the Benewah County Sheriff's Office in 1986 and last served as the county's undersheriff. In 1997, he joined what was then the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Investigations Bureau and was assigned to Lewiston. For more than 20 years, Westbrook worked in Investigations for DLE, specializing in narcotics enforcement, while still assisting local agencies with a number of major crimes investigations. When the DLE evolved into the Idaho State Police, Westbrook became a member of the ISP SWAT Team including time as the team's commander. Westbrook is a graduate of the FBI Command College and the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy. Westbrook's expertise in criminal investigations and leadership led to his promotion to Lieutenant over District 2 Investigations in 2012.
Westbrook has served as Captain over both Patrol and Investigations in the Lewiston district of ISP since 2018.
"The Troopers and staff here know the importance of being part of this community," said Capt. Westbrook. "They're dedicated to keeping the needs of the community at the forefront of everything they do. I'm leaving the District in good hands."
"Ed will stand up and support his people, doing all he can to make sure they have what they need to provide the best service possible," said Lt. Rich Adamson. "Everyone knows they have Ed's support and that legacy will impact the people of ISP District 2 for a long time."
Adamson, a 25 year veteran of law enforcement, will take over the role of District 2 Captain upon Westbrook's retirement.
Westbrook is an avid archery hunter and trains top quality bird dogs. He and his wife, Kay plan to stay in the Lewiston area after retirement, enjoying their grandchildren and Idaho's outdoors.
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