Welcome to our website. I'm Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland, 2020 President of the Idaho Sheriffs Association. The information provided on this site provides a helpful perspective in understanding a sheriff's roll in modern society. Thank you and stay safe.
Message From the Board of Directors
The Coronavirus, COVID-19, is a significant threat to the health of our nation and it appears this crisis may not end soon. Sheriffs will continue to serve and provide public safety services; however, you will note modifications to times of public access to certain operations such as driver’s license services and jail visitations. We are now in the third phase of Governor Little's reopening plan. Sheriffs will closely monitor the virus's movement and growth, making adjustments to operations as necessary.
The men and women of the Idaho Sheriffs Association are saddened by the senseless killing of George Floyd last week by officers of the Minneapolis police department. Much work still needs to be done in our nation to recognize the criminal justice’s role in its unfair treatment of minorities. Our nation must do better and change must start today.
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Idaho Women Are at Risk
Last year the Idaho Supreme Court ruled that the police can no longer arrest persons for misdemeanor crimes they commit outside the officer's presence. Officers had to get a warrant for most misdemeanor crimes, however the law carved out certain crimes such as domestic violence, protection orders and assault and battery as exceptions. The purpose was to allow the police to arrest and remove the offender so when the police left, violence wouldn't begin anew.
Senator Burgoyne authored Senate Joint Resolution 104 which would have allowed a vote of the people to make a change in Idaho's constitution to allow this public safety practice to continue.
The resolution passed the House, but the Senate killed the bill. The end result will be that more violence will be directed at women. Make no mistake, this was a public safety bill that died at the hands of the Idaho Senate.
Those voting "no" were Senators Anthon, Bair, Bayer, Brackett, Crabtree, Den Hartog, Guthrie, Harris, Heider, Johnson, Lent, Mortimer, Souza, Thayn and Vick.
Cold Case Homicide Solved
After 38 Years
A 9 year old girl left for school one morning and never returned. Her body was found three days later.
After 38 years David Allen Dalrymple, a convicted sex offender was arrested for the young girl's murder.
Sheriff Kieran Donahue announces the arrest of Dalrymple.
Thank You to Idaho Health
Idaho Health Districts 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7 are helping first responders in their regional areas, making their jobs safer. Out of the seven health districts in Idaho, these five are providing COVID-19 locations to public safety computer aided dispatch systems so when a call comes in it automatically advises the dispatcher and first responder that the site they are going to recently was exposed to the Coronavirus. This allows extra precautions to be taken. Sheriffs offer their sincere thanks to these Health Districts.
How Long Can COVID-19 Survive in The Air and On Surfaces?
A study done by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Laboratory of Virology in the Division of Intramural Research in Hamilton, Montana helps to answer this question.
This study found that the COVID-19 coronavirus can survive up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The researchers also found that this virus can hang out as droplets in the air for up to three hours before they fall. But most often they will fall more quickly.
continue to follow the CDC's recommendations for cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects every day. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.
If surfaces are dirty, first clean them using a detergent and water, then disinfect them. A list of products suitable for use against COVID-19 is available here. This list has been pre-approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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