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124 South Lincoln, Jerome, Idaho 83338  (208)324-4328

Welcome to the Jerome Police Department

 

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The mission of the Jerome Police Department is to work with others to deliver high quality police services that promote and preserve an atmosphere of security, safety, and high quality of life for the members of the community

 

 

 

 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

 

The City of Jerome is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. In order to maintain anChief of Police atmosphere of safety and security, the Jerome Police Department provides a variety of police services to the citizens and visitors of the Jerome community. These services include keeping the peace, law enforcement, criminal investigation, traffic safety enforcement, and other services that promote public safety. The Police Department strives for excellence through solid leadership and effective selection, training, and retention of quality police employees. Members of the Police Department are encouraged not only to respond to crime, but also to work with the community to solve problems and reduce the effects and fear of crime. We at Jerome Police Department strive to perform our duties with integrity and professionalism and we are proud to serve our citizens and visitors.

 

Dan Hall

Chief of Police

 

News and Events

The Ironwood entrance to the Jerome Animal Shelter is now open to traffic. Citizens are no longer required to take a detour to visit this facility. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Jerome Police Department Statistical Information 

Jerome Police Department

Activity for March, 2017

Crimes Against Persons

12

Traffic Citations Issued

141

Crimes Against Property

62

Total Calls for Service

1,167

Crimes Against Society

28

Animal Control Calls

94

All Other Crimes

42

Animal Control Citations

7

Total Incident Reports Filed

205

Dogs Picked Up in City

43

Arrests

100

Dogs Received from County

9

New Cases Assigned to Investigations

7

Dogs Returned to Owner

24

Active Cases Under Investigation

15

Dogs Adopted from Shelter

20

Cases Cleared

112

Dogs Euthanized

0

Vehicle Crashes

19

Current Animal Shelter Population

11

The following definitions are provided to help understand the data provided.

Crimes Against Persons- are those crimes in which an individual the victim. This category of crime includes offenses such as murder, rape, battery, and assault.

Crimes Against Property- are crimes in which the objective is to obtain money, property, or some other benefit. This category of crime included offenses such as robbery, bribery, burglary, and theft. Vandalism type crimes also fall into this category. 

Crimes Against Society- are crimes involving prohibited acts and include such offenses as gambling, prostitution, drugs, disturbing the peace, alcohol violations, and driving under the influence.

Cleared Case- refers to any reported crime in which an arrest was made, charges were filed, or the case was determined to be unfounded.

Active Case Investigation- refers to any case that is under current investigation by the detective section.

Call- for-Service- refers to any event in which a law enforcement officer responds and performs any service or takes any enforcement action. A call-for-service may be as a result of a report or request for assistance or may be initiated by an officer.

Pumping Gas to Make Dreams Come True

A police officer approaches the vehicle as it comes to a stop. The driver watches nervously wondering “what does this officer want with me?” “Good morning ma’am,” says the officer, “may I fill it up and wash the windshield?”  This is not a traffic stop, but an event to benefit Idaho’s Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics has been making dreams come true for 47 years. Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, the Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Special Olympics athletes find joy, confidence, and fulfillment both on the playing field and in life. Here in Idaho this year, 864 athletes throughout the state have participated in traditional summer events including aquatics, basketball, and cycling as well as numerous other summer sports.

Funding is an important part of ensuring that Special Olympics continues to meet the needs of special athletes. Law Enforcement has a long relationship with Special Olympics promoting fundraisers and public awareness. On Saturday, September 19th, Jerome area public safety personnel partnered with Idaho Special Olympics and the Jerome Maverik store for the annual “Fueling Dreams” event. For about six hours, members of the Jerome County Sheriff’s Office, Jerome Police Department, and Jerome Fire Department pumped gas and washed windows in exchange for donations to benefit Idaho Special Olympics. Approximately 15 local public safety officers participated in the event raising about $1,600 for the cause. Events like this help ensure that Special Olympics will continue to make dreams come true.

Fueling Dreams       Fueling Dreams

 

Fueling Dreams

New Highway Safety Teen Website:

Have you checked our new Teen Website yet? Here is a link to an article at Idaho Transportation Dept. Transporters: http://itd.idaho.gov/transporter/2011/072911_Trans/072911_TeenDriveWebsite.html

You can view the new Teen Website directly at: www.idahoteendriving.org

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