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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. I would also like to give a special thanks to Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke recognizing in his LETTER the difficult times law enforcement is currently facing. 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 last phase of Governor Little's reopening plan. Sheriffs continue to monitor the virus's movement and growth, making adjustments to operations as necessary. 


Our Next Scheduled

Conference for Sheriffs and Jail Administrators

2020 New Sheriffs



December 7 - 11

Riverside Hotel

Garden City

Contact: Shari Fernandez


Sheriffs, alternatives to conference due to COVID-19 issues will be conveyed through the sheriffs listserv


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What's Happening

Idaho Women at Risk
Police Reform
How Long Can COVID-19 Survive?

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.


The past few weeks have been incredibly challenging for law enforcement as calls mount for reform, defunding and even dismantling of police agencies, leading both new and veteran officers to question whether to stay in the profession.

One officer helping to better connect cops with their communities is Ryan Tillman who details in this article why it is time to become law enforcement change agents. A companion piece by Gordon Graham argues the need for acknowledgment that law enforcement does have problems that need to be addressed, but that we need officers to be part of the fixing process.

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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.

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Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue and Prosecutor Brian Taylor

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.

Sheriff Kieran Donahue announces the arrest of Dalrymple.

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