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Colonel Kedrick Wills

Colonel Kedrick Wills
Director
208-884-7003

Colonel Kedrick Wills joined the Idaho State Police in 1996. Upon completion of the ISP Academy’s Advanced Training Class #15, he served as an east end resident trooper in District 4 out of Jerome, Idaho. In 2002, he was promoted to patrol sergeant and served in District 2 for two years in Lewiston. In 2004, he was promoted to headquarters lieutenant and served in the Executive Protection Unit while overseeing background investigations for the department. In 2006, he was promoted to captain and served as the district commander in District 4. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of major and served as the Police Services Commander at ISP Headquarters in Meridian. In 2013 he became ISP’s deputy director and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. In 2017, Governor Otter appointed him as the ISP Director. He was promoted to Colonel and accepted command of the organization on July 2, 2017. He is a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program and the 232nd Session of the FBI National Academy. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Training and Development degrees from Idaho State University (Go Bengals!). “It’s my great honor to be able to serve with the fine men and women who make up our organization,” he said.

Lieutenant Colonel Sheldon Kelley

Lieutenant Colonel Sheldon Kelley embarked on his journey with the Idaho State Police (ISP) in 1997 as a resident trooper in the Gooding County area, following his completion of training at the ISP and POST academies. His dedication and commitment propelled him through various roles, notably joining the Investigations in District 3 (Boise) in 2002 as part of a narcotics investigation team. In 2008, he achieved the rank of Patrol Sergeant in District 3, further solidifying his expertise and leadership within the agency. Subsequently, he was promoted to District 3 Patrol Lieutenant in 2010, showcasing his exceptional capabilities in managing and supervising law enforcement operations. Lt. Colonel Kelley’s remarkable career trajectory continued with his promotion to Headquarters Captain in 2012, where he demonstrated outstanding leadership and strategic planning skills. His contributions to law enforcement were recognized when he assumed the Western Command Major role in 2016, a position he held until his elevation to Deputy Director in 2017.

Beyond his exemplary service within ISP, Lt. Colonel Kelley is a distinguished academic achiever. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver and holds a POST Management Certificate. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the FBI Command College, and the FBI National Academy, demonstrating his commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Currently serving as Chief of Operations, Lt. Colonel Kelley oversees statewide operations and the critical services provided by the Forensics unit and Bureau of Criminal Identification. His work extends beyond the department as he actively participates in key organizations, including the Idaho Traffic Safety Commission, the ASCIA Executive Board (Association of State Criminal Investigations Agencies), and as President of the Idaho Peace Officers Memorial Board.

With an illustrious career marked by dedication, expertise, and leadership, Lieutenant Colonel Sheldon Kelley remains a steadfast pillar of ISP, embodying the highest standards of law enforcement excellence.

Lieutenant Colonel Bill Gardiner

Lt. Colonel Bill Gardiner
Deputy Director – Chief of Staff
208-884-7004

Lieutenant Colonel Bill Gardiner is a native Idahoan who has been with the Idaho State Police for 25 years. He began his career as a Trooper in the Patrol Division working in the Idaho Falls area. In 2001, he transferred to Boise, where he moved into the commercial vehicle and hazardous materials division. In this capacity, Lt. Colonel Gardiner served as an advisor to multiple truck driving schools, serving as a member of many curriculum advisory committees. He worked closely with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to help institute the federally mandated-safety audit program. In 2004, Lt. Colonel Gardiner transferred to the executive protection unit where he managed all security operations for three of Idaho’s Governors, the Idaho Legislature, and members of the Idaho Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. In 2013, Lt. Colonel Gardiner served as the District 3 District Commander and oversaw all law enforcement operations for both the Patrol and Investigations Divisions. In 2017, Lt. Colonel Gardiner served as ISP Area Commander and managed all law enforcement operations in Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, and Twin Falls. Additionally, he oversaw the Idaho State Police Training Section and Advanced Academy, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Section, the Executive Protection Section, and the Idaho State Police SWAT team. Currently, Lt. Colonel Gardiner serves as a Deputy Director for ISP and is assigned as Chief of Staff to the Director. He is a certified ethics instructor and death notification instructor and teaches at the College of Western Idaho Law Enforcement Program, the Idaho POST Academy and the Idaho State Police Advanced Training Academy. Lt. Colonel Gardiner received his Bachelor’s Degree from Idaho State University and his Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Major Steve Davis started his Law Enforcement Career in December 1993 with Bonneville County Sherriff’s Office where he completed assignments as a Patrol Deputy, Detective with the Narcotics Task Force, and SWAT Team Member. In July 1997, he began his employment as a Special Agent with the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) / Idaho State Police District Three Investigations office.

In July of 1998, he had the opportunity to transfer to the District Six office in Idaho Falls to be closer to family. In December 2002 he was promoted to District Six Investigations Sergeant. In September 2004 he was promoted to the Investigations Lieutenant for both Districts 5 and 6. He supervised both districts for approximately one year.

During his time in Investigations, Major Davis received recognition from the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA), and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). In 2014 was promoted to District 6 District Commander and oversaw all law enforcement operations for both the Patrol and Investigations Divisions. Major Davis has also served as coordinator of the Idaho Domestic Highway Enforcement Program and Chairman of the Idaho State Police Compensation Plan.

Major Davis is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (NA Class #270), the FBI Command College, and the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy (class #57). Major Davis received his Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University, where he was also a member of the football team.

Major Matt Smith’s journey with the Idaho State Police (ISP) began in 1997 after he graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education. His dedication to law enforcement was evident as he completed Advanced Training Class # 18 and was assigned to District 2 as a resident trooper in Latah County. This marked the beginning of a distinguished career characterized by his commitment and excellence in law enforcement.

Major Smith’s versatility was further demonstrated in 1999 when he transferred to District 3 Patrol and served as an Elmore County resident trooper, showcasing his ability to adapt to different environments. Later, he worked as a district trooper in the Meridian office, handling various patrol duties and responsibilities. In 2007, Major Smith was selected as a member of the Motorcycle Unit, a prestigious position that allowed him to demonstrate his specialized skills and dedication to traffic safety. He served in this capacity until 2011, when he was promoted to Sergeant in District 3 Patrol. His exceptional leadership abilities were again recognized in late 2012 when he moved to the Motorcycle Unit supervisor position.

Major Smith’s career advanced with a promotion to the District 3 Patrol Lieutenant in 2017. In 2018, he graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (Class #429). Throughout his tenure, Major Smith has taken on numerous specialized roles, including Crash Reconstructionist, Field Training Officer (FTO), and member of the Project CHOICE Committee, showcasing his inspiring commitment to professional development and public safety. When promoted to Headquarters Patrol Captain in 2021, he oversaw the Patrol budget, Fleet Services, and hiring/polygraphs. His leadership and administrative skills were further recognized when he was promoted to Major in October 2023.

Major Smith’s extensive experience and contributions to the Idaho State Police have made him a respected and influential figure in Idaho law enforcement. His career is marked by continuous professional growth, leadership, and a steadfast commitment to serving and protecting the community.

Major Russ Wheatley has been an Idaho law enforcement officer since 1993. He began his law enforcement career with the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office. Major Wheatley joined the Idaho State Police in 1999 and has served as a trooper, detective, field training officer, firearms instructor, and SWAT team member. Upon completion of the ISP Advanced Training Class #21, he was assigned to be a Blackfoot resident trooper in District Five. In 2001, he was promoted to detective in District Five where he worked primarily on narcotics investigations. In 2004, he transferred to District Three (Meridian) as a narcotics detective. In 2005, he was selected to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force where he worked on domestic and international terrorism cases. In 2008, he was promoted to Sergeant where he supervised the development and day-to-day operations of Idaho’s Fusion Center. In 2013, he was promoted to Lieutenant in the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) unit, and in 2015, he was promoted to Captain in ABC. In 2017, Major Wheatley transferred to ISP Headquarters where he served as the Investigations Captain managing the Office of Professional Standards, Idaho’s Fusion Center, Canine Program, and the Investigations budgets. In 2021, he was promoted to Major and was assigned command of ISP’s Western Area where he oversees District Three Patrol and Investigations, the Capitol Protective Service unit, the ISP Training Section and Advanced Academy, the investigation budgets, the statewide communication centers, and the SWAT team. He has been awarded his basic, intermediate, advanced, supervisor, and management certificates from Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training (POST).

Major Wheatley is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (NA Class #275), the Northwestern University School of Police and Staff and Command (SPSC class #362), the Naval Postgraduate Fusion Center Leaders Course, and the FBI Command College. He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Captain Sam Ketchum

Captain Sam Ketchum
Headquarters Captain
208-884-7207

Captain Sam Ketchum began his career with the Idaho State Police (ISP) as part of Advanced Training Class #21 in 1999. His journey in law enforcement started as a district trooper in District 2, Lewiston, until relocating to District 3 in 2002, where he continued serving the community.

Throughout his career, Captain Ketchum has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to public safety, embracing a wide variety of responsibilities within ISP. His roles have included serving as an ATC instructor, Patrol Sergeant, State Impaired Driving Coordinator, Alcohol Beverage Control Sergeant, and Lieutenant in both ABC and Patrol divisions, all of which have contributed to his versatile and dedicated approach to law enforcement.

Captain Ketchum’s dedication to education and training is a cornerstone of his career. He has made significant contributions as an instructor, sharing his knowledge and skills in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) protocols, Firearms, and Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) training. His teaching extends across various platforms, including ATC, POST, and as an adjunct instructor for the College of Western Idaho (CWI), inspiring the next generation of law enforcement professionals.

In recognition of his professional achievements, Captain Ketchum holds an impressive array of certifications from POST: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisor, and Management. Further solidifying his expertise, he is a proud graduate of the prestigious Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, having completed SPSC Class #429.

Captain Sam Ketchum’s career is a testament to his unwavering dedication to law enforcement and his continuous pursuit of excellence in serving and protecting the community.

Captain Tyler Jussel
Headquarters Captain
208-884-7022

Captain Tyler Jussel began his law enforcement career with the Idaho State Police’s Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) at 17. In this early role, he conducted compliance checks at establishments serving alcohol throughout the state, laying the foundation for his career. In 2007, he transitioned to a Patrol Trooper position, completing the Advanced Training Class #34. Initially assigned to Teton County as the District 6 resident trooper, he later transferred to District 3 and continued his patrol duties with dedication and professionalism.

In 2012, Captain Jussel’s exceptional performance led to his promotion as an ABC Detective. Four years later, in 2016, he was again recognized for his capabilities and promoted to District 3 Patrol Sergeant. In this position, he served as the DHE/DUI Team Sergeant, a role that not only showcased his leadership but also his commitment to maintaining public safety.

In 2019, Captain Jussel took on the role of ABC Detective Sergeant, where he continued to excel until his promotion to District 3 Patrol Lieutenant in 2022. His career progression reflects his unwavering commitment to the Idaho State Police and his ability to take on increasingly challenging responsibilities.

Captain Jussel’s contributions to the training and development within the ISP have been significant. He has served as a Field Training Officer (FTO), statewide FTO coordinator, statewide SMD coordinator, and a POST-certified instructor. His commitment to the next generation of law enforcement officers is a testament to his dedication to excellence and mentorship. Academically, Captain Jussel holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Boise State University and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. These educational achievements form a strong foundation for his leadership and operational roles within the Idaho State Police.

Captain Tyler Jussel’s career is marked by dedication, leadership, and continuous pursuit of excellence. His extensive experience and contributions to the Idaho State Police have made him an influential figure in Idaho law enforcement.

Captain Paul Berger began his law enforcement journey in July 1990, serving as a patrol deputy with the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office. In 1994, he joined the Idaho State Police (ATC #14) and became a district trooper in Idaho Falls. After a brief period, Paul transferred to Coeur d’Alene to become the Shoshone County resident trooper before returning to Idaho Falls as a Special Agent in the Criminal Investigative Bureau.

In 1999, Paul joined District 1 Investigations, where he was promoted to Sergeant and later to Lieutenant in 2018. During his tenure, Paul led hundreds of narcotic investigations, with his expertise extended to handling cases involving homicides, officer-involved incidents, and critical situations. He is a certified expert witness in federal and state narcotics cases, a testament to his comprehensive knowledge and experience.

Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to continuous learning and professional development, Paul earned his bachelor’s degree in business management in 2017. Furthering his academic pursuits, he obtained a master’s degree in 2022 in intelligence studies, focusing on criminal intelligence.

Paul’s career exemplifies commitment to excellence, pursuit of knowledge, and a profound impact on law enforcement at both the state and federal levels. The prestigious Silver Star recognized his heroic actions in the face of danger, underscoring his exceptional dedication to his profession.

Captain Rich Adamson, deeply rooted in Central Idaho, has spent his life serving his community and country with distinction. Born and raised in Idaho, he graduated from Highland High School in Craigmont. In 1991, he began a service career by joining the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist. His military tenure included two years in Turkey and nearly two years in New Mexico.

Following his honorable discharge, Captain Adamson pursued his passion for public safety by moving to Twin Falls, Idaho. He completed the law enforcement program at the College of Southern Idaho, and his dedication and commitment quickly earned him a position as a jail deputy with the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office. Concurrently, he served as a Reserve Police Officer for the Twin Falls Police Department, showcasing his unwavering dedication to public service.

In 1998, seeking to return to his beloved Central Idaho, Captain Adamson accepted a role with the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office, where he served as a Patrol Deputy for three years. His career with the Idaho State Police began in 2001 in District 2. Demonstrating exceptional skill and leadership, he was soon promoted to Detective, where he investigated significant cases that profoundly impacted public safety, ranging from narcotics trafficking to homicides.

In 2012, Captain Adamson transitioned back to patrol, serving first as a Patrol Sergeant and later as a Patrol Lieutenant. His leadership and experience have been invaluable to ISP and the communities he serves.

Captain Adamson’s commitment to professional development is exemplified by his recent graduation from the prestigious Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, completing session #474. Further highlighting his dedication to academic excellence, Captain Adamson completed a bachelor of science degree (summa cum laude) in Justice Studies through Lewis-Clark State College in 2022. His career is marked by a steadfast dedication to law enforcement and a profound connection to Central Idaho, where he continues to serve with honor and distinction.

Captain Winans embarked on his law enforcement journey in 1997, dedicating himself to serving with the Blackfoot Police Department. Throughout his tenure there, he significantly contributed as a member of the bike patrol team and the joint city/county special response unit. His expertise extended to mentoring as a field training officer and aiding in Spanish language instruction for department personnel, showcasing his commitment to comprehensive training and community engagement.

In 2001, Captain Winans transitioned to the Idaho State Police (ISP), where he made impactful strides in District 5. He assumed various roles, including Field Training Officer (FTO), Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), and leader of the Executive Protection detail. His leadership in these positions demonstrated his commitment to public safety and ability to handle diverse and complex responsibilities.

Promoted to Patrol Sergeant in District 5 in 2007, he continued to showcase his leadership and dedication. In 2017, he advanced to the role of Patrol Lieutenant in District 5, further solidifying his reputation as a capable and dependable leader. His ascent within the ISP continued, and in 2024, he was promoted to Captain in District 3, a testament to his exemplary service and leadership qualities.

Captain Winans is a proud graduate of Idaho State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. This academic achievement gave him a unique perspective and the ability to bridge language barriers within the community and the department. Further enhancing his skills and knowledge, he completed the FBI National Academy Session #283, a prestigious program that honed his law enforcement leadership and tactical abilities.

Captain Winans’ career has been marked by an unwavering dedication to law enforcement, exceptional leadership skills, and continuous pursuit of excellence. His contributions to the Idaho State Police and the communities he has served exemplify a commitment to service, professional development, and public safety.

Captain David Neth began his law enforcement career in 1996 as a Patrol Deputy with the Gem County Sheriff’s Office. In 2000, he joined the Idaho State Police (ISP) and started serving as district car in District 3. His commitment to community safety and exceptional skills led him to become a Resident Trooper for Gem and Boise Counties, where he forged strong community relations and provided critical law enforcement services.

From 2004 to 2007 and again from 2008 to 2011, Captain Neth’s career took a significant turn as he served on the Governor’s Executive Protection team. This role demanded the highest level of precision and professionalism and provided invaluable experience in high-pressure situations. In 2011, he was promoted to District 3 Investigations, where his expertise in handling complex cases came to the forefront.

In 2013, Captain Neth’s leadership capabilities were further recognized as he advanced to Detective Sergeant and took charge of the Idaho Criminal Intelligence Center (IC2) and the ISP Cyber Crime Unit. His strategic and technological acumen shone through in these critical areas, underscoring his ability to manage sophisticated investigative operations and his commitment to enhancing public safety through technology and intelligence.

In 2016, Captain Neth was promoted to Lieutenant, where he oversaw investigation operations in District 1. He also served as the North Idaho Critical Incident Taskforce chair, demonstrating his leadership in managing high-stakes situations and critical incidents. Captain Neth was promoted to Captain in July 2018 based on his capabilities.

Captain Neth’s commitment to professional development is evident in his numerous certifications and educational achievements. He holds an Idaho POST Management Certificate and is a POST-certified instructor. He is a Boise State University Supervisory Course graduate, the Naval Postgraduate School’s Fusion Center Leaders Program, and Class #429 of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

An unwavering dedication to law enforcement marks Captain David Neth’s career through exceptional leadership skills and a continuous pursuit of excellence. His contributions to the Idaho State Police and his community make him a respected and influential figure in Idaho law enforcement.

Captain Fritz Zweigart began his distinguished career with the Idaho State Police in March 2004. Over the years, he has served in multiple districts – 3, 5, and 6 -demonstrating a remarkable breadth of skills and dedication in various capacities.

Throughout his tenure, Captain Zweigart held numerous pivotal roles, including Patrol Lieutenant, Patrol Sergeant, Honor Guard member, Field Training Officer (FTO), Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Instructor, Level III Inspector, Executive Protection Detail member, and Detective. His diverse experience highlights his adaptability and commitment to excellence in every facet of law enforcement.

In addition to his field experience, Captain Zweigart is a proud graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (Class #279), and his academic achievements further complement his professional accomplishments. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Virginia University and a master’s from the University of Oklahoma. The education showcases his dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

An unwavering commitment to public safety and exceptional leadership has distinguished Captain Zweigart’s career. His education and extensive experience make him a highly respected and influential leader within the law enforcement community.

Captain Chris Weadick began his illustrious career with the Idaho State Police (ISP) in 1993 after graduating from Advanced Training Class #13. His first assignment placed him in District 2, where he quickly became a dedicated and skilled officer. In 2001, Captain Weadick transitioned to become a detective in District 3, where his keen investigative skills came to the forefront. His exceptional performance led to a promotion to Sergeant in 2004. Two years later, in 2006, he was promoted again to Lieutenant and assigned to District 6, where he demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to public safety.

In May 2021, Captain Weadick was promoted to Captain for District 6, further solidifying his leadership role within the Idaho State Police and continuing his dedication to enhancing public safety in the region.

Before his tenure at ISP, Captain Weadick honed his law enforcement skills at the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, gaining valuable experience that laid a strong foundation for his subsequent achievements with the Idaho State Police. This early career experience instilled confidence in his extensive knowledge and understanding of the field.

Captain Weadick’s educational background is equally impressive. In 1990, he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Boise State University, providing a solid academic grounding that has supported his professional growth and effectiveness in various law enforcement roles.

Throughout his career, Captain Chris Weadick has exemplified dedication, leadership, and a steadfast commitment to serving and protecting the community. His progression through the ISP ranks and extensive experience make him a respected and influential figure in Idaho law enforcement, inspiring others to follow in his footsteps.

Captain Shawn Staley

Captain Shawn Staley
Commercial Vehicle Safety
208-884-7222

Captain Shawn Staley began his distinguished career with the Idaho State Police (ISP) in 2004 as a trooper in District 3. His dedication and skill soon led him to serve in Executive Protection from 2006 to 2009, a role demanding precision and commitment.

In 2009, Captain Staley transitioned to a Commercial Vehicle Safety (CVS) Specialist role, where he began focusing on commercial vehicles. His involvement with the Hazardous Materials Team highlighted a dedication to specialized training and safety. As an instructor of Hazardous Materials Operations and the Incident Command System (ICS), he has significantly contributed to the training and preparedness of his peers nationwide. Additionally, he continues teaching hazardous materials courses for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), underscoring his deep knowledge and commitment to public safety.

Captain Staley’s influence extends far beyond training. He represents Idaho as the Lead Contact and voting member in Region IV for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. In this capacity, he plays a pivotal role in shaping policies and standards that enhance safety and compliance in commercial vehicle operations, a testament to his significant influence and leadership.

Recognizing his leadership and expertise, Captain Staley was promoted to CVS Sergeant in 2016 and Lieutenant in 2018. In November 2020, he was promoted to Captain of CVS, further cementing his role as a key leader within the Idaho State Police. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from the University of Utah, which gives him a unique perspective. In March 2020, he completed the prestigious School of Police Staff and Command, Class #441, further solidifying his leadership capabilities.

A steadfast commitment to specialized training, public safety, and leadership marks Captain Shawn Staley’s career. His contributions to the Idaho State Police and the broader law enforcement community exemplify dedication, expertise, and a continuous pursuit of excellence.

Captain Rocky Gripton

Captain Rocky Gripton
Alcohol Beverage Control
208-884-7062

Captain Rocky Gripton, a beacon of dedication and service, has been a transformative force in Idaho law enforcement since 1994 when his illustrious career began after graduating from POST Class #105. He started as a patrol officer with the City of New Plymouth, where he honed his skills and understood the profound impact of strong community relations in a small-town setting.

In 1996, Captain Gripton transitioned to the Payette County Sheriff’s Office, serving as a patrol deputy for one year before joining the Idaho State Police (ISP) in 1997. After graduating from Advanced Training Class #16, he was assigned to the Gem County residency, where he dedicated 15 years to various roles that showcased his versatility and commitment to public safety. Captain Gripton excelled in multiple specialized functions during his tenure in Gem County. He served as a crash reconstructionist, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Field Training Officer (FTO), mobile command operator, child safety seat expert, executive protection agent, recruiter, mentor, and background investigator. His diverse skill set and dedication to training and mentorship significantly contributed to the ISP’s mission and the community’s safety.

Captain Gripton’s career advanced as he took on leadership roles in the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) division. In 2011, he was promoted to Detective, again to ABC Sergeant in 2013, and to ABC Lieutenant in 2019. His leadership in these roles has been instrumental in enforcing ABC laws and regulations across the state. Recognizing his exceptional capabilities, Captain Gripton was promoted to Captain of ABC in June 2022.

Captain Gripton’s unwavering commitment to professional development is a testament to his pursuit of excellence. His impressive array of certifications, including POST Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Master, Supervisor, and Management certificates, is a testament to his continuous quest for excellence and leadership in law enforcement.

Captain Rocky Gripton’s career is a testament to his dedication, skill, and unwavering commitment to serving the people of Idaho. His extensive experience and leadership within the Idaho State Police make him a respected and influential figure in the law enforcement community.

Captain Jens Pattis

Captain Jens Pattis
Regional Communications Centers
208-846-7555

Captain Jens Pattis launched his career with the Idaho State Police in 2004. Upon graduating from Advanced Training Class 29, he was assigned to District 3 Patrol, where he initially served as a district car officer. His exemplary performance led to his selection in 2007 as a member of the Executive Protection Unit, where he dutifully served as a Capitol Trooper.

In 2010, Captain Pattis transitioned to the ISP Motorcycle Unit, showcasing his versatility and commitment. His leadership potential was soon recognized, and in late 2012, he was promoted to Sergeant in District 3 Patrol. Continuing his upward trajectory, he took on the role of Sergeant for the ISP Motorcycle Unit in 2017, further enhancing his expertise in specialized law enforcement.

June 2021 marked another milestone when Captain Pattis was promoted to Patrol Lieutenant in District 3 Patrol. His leadership skills and dedication culminated in his promotion to Captain of the ISP Regional Communications Centers in February 2022, a position he currently holds.

Throughout his distinguished career, Captain Pattis has worn many hats: Mentor, Recruiter, Field Training Officer, Drug Recognition Expert, Ethics and Police Motorcycle Instructor, and Statewide Electronic Ticket Administrator. His commitment to professional development is evident through his attendance and graduation from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC Class #474) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (NA Class #287).

Captain Pattis’s career is a testament to his unwavering dedication, expertise, and leadership within ISP, embodying the highest standards of law enforcement professionalism.

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