Welcome To Our Website

I'm Latah County Sheriff Richie Skiles, 2021 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 for your support and please stay safe.

Direct Mail Campaign not a Scam

Recent mailers have gone out to residents in the State of Idaho from the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association on behalf of your County Sheriff. If you have received such a mailer, we want you to know that it is a legitimate request and completely voluntary. The Boise address listed on the flier is the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association business address.


One of the most significant resources to Sheriffs’ Offices throughout the state is the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association.  This most trusted organization has supported the Office of Sheriff in many ways for over 55 years.


The Idaho Sheriffs’ Association has long provided specialized services to assist deputies, jailers, other staff members, and the Sheriff.  The Association services include but are not limited to; Law Enforcement Training and Education, Sheriffs Round Table Discussions, Improved Statewide Communications, Victim Notification Services, Off-Highway Vehicle Safety, Search & Rescue, Jail Standards and Inspections, Concealed Weapons Licensing, Public Safety Legislation, and Youth Scholarship Programs.


The Idaho Sheriffs’ Association is a qualified 501c3 non-profit organization and receives funding by goodwill statewide citizen contributions through its Honorary Membership Program. For additional information, contact the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association.

 ISA - Civil School

October 6-7, 2021

Garden City, Idaho 

2021 ISA & IJAA Annual Conference

December 14-16

Garden City, Idaho

More Information

 Idaho Basic and Enhanced Concealed Weapons Law 

Idaho Sheriffs offer an online

Concealed Weapon's License Handgun Safety Training Course

The course is free, however the certificate of completion cost $25.  Please confirm with your local sheriff's office if proof of familiarity with firearms is needed when applying. Note: This course only applies for the basic concealed weapons license.

Sample Certificate

Why Take the Course?


Become an Honorary Member of the Idaho Sheriffs' Association or Donate to Our Organization and Help Keep Idaho Safe

We have over 3,500 members support the work we do providing financial assistance

for training sheriffs, providing scholarships

to administering statewide victim

services programs.

Thanks for

your support.

What's Happening

COVID-19 Restrictions
Continue in Idaho

COVID remains persistent in Idaho, not only in the general population, but in our colleges and universities as well as our  jail populations. Idaho recently moved back to Phase 2 as virus cases and hospital admissions are increasing. 

The Little administration is making plans to provide vaccinations to the medical community, first responders and the elderly sometime in late December. It is anticipated that the general population will be provided vacinations by April 2021. 

2021 Board of Directors
How Long Can COVID-19 Survive?

Sheriff Rowland congratulates incoming president Ada County Sheriff Steve Bartlett


Sheriffs Skiles, Sanders, Gough, Rowland, Donahue and Grant are sworn in by Sheriff Bartlett


A study done by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Laboratory of Virology in Hamilton, Montana helps to answer this question.

This study found that COVID-19 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. It also found that the virus can hang as droplets in the air for several hours. 

Continue to clean all surfaces. 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.

Idaho Sheriffs' Association 2021 Board of Directors

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