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Idaho Falls Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on August 22, 2022
PST Partner Agency since April 04, 2018
Candidates can sign up and test at any time of the year at locations offering the PST test. Candidates will need to submit the PST written exam, physical ability test, and Personal History Statement.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Idaho Falls Police Department at 208-612-8652 and ask to speak to Captain Joel Tisdale.
Idaho Falls is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Our community is the center of activity for Eastern Idaho. Within and around Idaho Falls, you will find 300,000 hardworking people, three institutions of higher education, major hospitals, regional airports, the Idaho National Laboratory, dozens of national retail outlets and restaurants, as well as many unique locally owned shops and eateries. Our area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. In short, Idaho Falls has something for everyone.
The Idaho Falls Police Department has its origins on or around 1891, when the town of Eagle Rock officially changed its name to Idaho Falls. In the early days, a village marshal enforced the law. It officially became a police department in 1895. Today, the IFPD is lead by a Chief of Police, Bryce Johnson, who oversees 146 employees - 94 sworn police officers and professional staff of 52 - that conducts the day-to-day operations and services of the department. The Chief and his Leadership team manage an annual budget of $13.8 million.
The Idaho Falls Police Department serves a resident population of approximately 59,000. Idaho Falls, which is the fourth largest city in Idaho, is a regional hub within Bonneville County (population approximately 125,000) and provides several amenities in the region. Idaho Falls is also a popular place for many visitors and tourists that travel through the tristate area. The area of Idaho Falls is 22.7 square miles, which includes 314.27 miles of city and state maintained streets.
The Idaho Falls Police Department is united in a spirit of teamwork to be an open, courteous and community-minded organization devoted to quality public service. We are dedicated to live by values, which reflect a genuine desire to care for the safety and well-being of the public we serve as well as the professionals who provide that service. In partnership with the people of Idaho Falls, our mission is to create an environment free from crime and the fear of crime.
Values are the most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation for how and why decisions are made.
Integrity is a concept of consistency of ethical actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity means doing the ethical, moral or correct thing even when no one else will know what you have done.
Honor is a concept of honesty, fairness or integrity in one's beliefs and actions. It is a source of credit or distinction, which merits high respect and worth. Honor as a code of behavior defines our duties and obligations to the people we serve.
Trust is a willingness to show consideration, care and appreciation toward others with a dedication to building relationships based on truth and authenticity. Trust is an action that denotes a positive regard or feeling of esteem for a person or other entity. Trust is both given and received.
Excellence is the quality of being outstanding. It is a talent or quality, which is unusually and extremely good. It surpasses ordinary standards. Displays of excellence are shown through acts of integrity, innovation, meeting all obligations, continually learning and improving oneself in all aspects.
# of Staff: 146
Idaho Falls Police Department - Police Officer has 6 vacancies.
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. The appointing authority will conduct background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.
A competitive compensation package is offered for this position, with excellent benefits including medical insurance, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and PERSI retirement. Please see the Human Resources web page for further information. https://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/179/Human-Resources
A competitive compensation package is offered for this position, with excellent benefits including medical insurance, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and PERSI retirement. Please see the City of Idaho Falls Employee Benefits page. https://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/1534/Employee-Benefits
Idaho Falls Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Yes|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Driver's License Required||Must possess a valid driver's license.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||None.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Yes|
|Current Hiring Status||
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider the highest score received within the past one year|
|Request/Access Scores||On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur|
Idaho Falls Police Department - Police Officer Disqualifiers
The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
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