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The Uniform Services Division is the most visible part of the Jerome Police Department and is the “front-line” in protecting the community. Officers assigned to the Patrol section of the Jerome Police Department are dedicated and trained professionals who must be mentally and physically prepared to respond and handle any type of crime or request for service from the community. Officers of the Patrol section are the first to respond to all crimes in progress, emergency situations, traffic collisions, and other “calls for service” that are received by the Department.

The Patrol section works closely with the Investigative Division, Social Workers, community service workers, and other citizen groups to provide a full range of professional services. The Patrol section is an essential part of both preventing and solving crime. They work daily to advance the community policing goals currently in place by the Department.

Daily patrol activities include, but are not limited to: proactive police patrol and crime prevention, traffic control, traffic enforcement, initial investigation and documentation of delayed and in progress crimes, fire and ambulance assistance, enforcement of city ordinances as well as state and federal laws.

In order to be as effective as possible, it is imperative that Patrol Officers are able to effectively communicate with the people they serve and members of the community. Police officers work together with the Jerome community in areas of public education and crime prevention. We ask that citizens get involved and become a partner with the Police Department, willing to report crimes and suspicious activity. The Police Department recognizes the need for community participation in keeping the City of Jerome a safe place to live and work.

                

Canine Team

Officer Jason Summers and his canine partner Biz are part of the Jerome Police Department’s drug detection team.  Officer Summers has been working for the Jerome Police Department since 2011 and had several years of law enforcement experience before coming to the Jerome Police Department (JPD). Biz was obtained by the JPD in 2012 and served with another handler. In late 2013, the officer handling Biz left to work for another police agency and Officer Summers was selected to be the department’s new dog handler. 

 

Reserves

Reserve Officers are part-time volunteer police personnel who augment the Police Department in providing law enforcement services for the citizens of Jerome City.  Reserve Officers have the same duties, responsibilities, and mission goals as their full time peers.  Reserve Officers wear the same uniforms, have the same badges, and must meet all the education, training, and duty requirements established by Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) and the Jerome Police Department.  Reserve Officers assist full time officers in the areas of patrol, criminal investigation, special events, and other times where extra police personnel are needed.  Reserve Officers provide a valuable service to the Jerome Police Department and the citizens of Jerome.

Driving Under the InfluenceDon't drink and drive

-Jacqueline Saburido's Story

-Idaho DUI Law Pamphlet

An NHTSA study shows nearly 97% of Americans view drinking and driving by others as a threat to their families and themselves. The study found Americans rank drunk driving ahead of healthcare, poverty, the environment and gun control as an important social issue. The majority of Americans support increased enforcement efforts, according to the NHTSA. National statistics show 40% of those killed in auto accident are involved in alcohol related crashes.

Public safety is a top priority of the Jerome Police Department and reducing drunk driving is a major component of ensuring a safe community. Impaired driving continues to be one of the deadliest crimes in America. The Jerome Police Department aggressively enforces the state's 0.08 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) law. In Idaho, a blood alcohol content of .08 or above is considered impaired, and legally drunk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all 50 states have now passed .08 BAC laws for impaired driving.

The use of grant-funded overtime programs enables the Jerome Police Department to significantly increase the number of officers on patrol throughout the city and to deploy them at times and locations in which a high incidence of DUI related traffic accidents and arrests have occurred. The additional resources have enabled the Jerome Police Department to reduce the number of DUI related traffic accidents citywide. The Jerome Police Department has a zero tolerance concerning impaired drivers. Remember to plan for a designated driver, plan to take a taxi, or plan to spend the night. Because drivers who break Idaho’s DUI laws will go to jail! If you’re Over The Limit–you’re Under Arrest.