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Statutory Authority

The Idaho State Police (ISP) derives its statutory authority from multiple sections of the Idaho Code. During the 2000 legislative session, code sections were amended to reflect the agency’s reorganization from the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement to the Idaho State Police.

  • §67-2901 creates the Department, the position of Director, and provides authority to create any divisions or 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.
  • Investigating major crimes, drugs, racketeering, and liquor violations are mandated in Titles 18, 37, and 23.
  • ISP Forensic Services’ authority specific to drug testing of juveniles resides in §63-2552A.
  • Police Services provides law enforcement support through the Bureau of Criminal Identification 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 are defined in §19-5201 for public safety and security information systems.
  • POST Council activities are authorized in §19-5101 through §19-5117.

Administrative Rules

Idaho Administrative Rules are available on the Idaho Office of the Administrative Rules Coordinator webpage, while ISP’s current rules are accessible on their subpage.

ISP’s proposed rules are accessible on the Idaho Administrative Bulletin webpage.

The following rules were issued as a Temporary Rule effective 1/7/2021 and published in the Bulletin Volume 21-2, February 3, 2021.

The following dockets for ISP’s temporary rules were published in the Bulletin Volume 20-11 SE, November 18, 2020.

ISP Chapter 11 IDAPA Administrative Rules include the following programs, boards, councils, and commissions:

  • Idaho State Brand Board
  • Idaho State Forensics Laboratory
  • Idaho State Racing Commission
  • Alcohol Beverage Control
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Reporting
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Idaho Public Safety and Security
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • ILETS Board
  • Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety
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