ISP employs support professionals working in Evidence Management, Administrative Support, Human Resources, Purchasing, Financial Services, Facilities Management, Fleet Services, Warehouse Management, and Information Technology.
The Department derives its statutory authority from multiple sections of Idaho Code. During the legislative session of 2000, those code sections were amended to reflect the agency’s reorganization from the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement to the Idaho State Police. Idaho Code §67-2901 creates the Department and the position of Director, and provides for any divisions and units “deemed necessary for the administration of its duties.”
Patrol activity and associated duties are authorized by §67-2901 (c) through (h), 67-2901A and 67-2901B
Investigations of major crimes, drug, racketeering and liquor violations, carried out by ISP Investigations and the Alcohol Beverage Control Office, are mandated in Titles 18, 37 and 23, respectively.
Forensic Services’ additional authority specific to drug testing of juveniles resides in §63-2552A.
Police Services provides law enforcement support through the Bureau of Criminal Identification, created in §67-3003. Maintaining Idaho’s Sex Offender Registry and Juvenile Sex Offender Registry is mandated by Idaho Code Chapters 83 and 84. Additional duties delegated to ISP Police Services are defined in §19-5201 (public safety and security information system).
POST Council activities are authorized in §19-5101 through 19-5117.