Protecting the lives, property, and constitutional rights of people in Idaho since 1919.

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Welcome to the Idaho State Police

The Idaho State Police is proud to provide law enforcement services to citizens of the State of Idaho since 1919.

Today, the Idaho State Police consists of Patrol, Investigations, Commercial Vehicle Safety, Alcohol Beverage Control, Regional Communications Centers, Forensic Services, Brand Inspector, Bureau of Criminal Identification including the Idaho State Sex Offender Repository, and the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) as a division of ISP with oversight by the POST Council. more...

Colonel Ralph Powell
Colonel Ralph Powell

Statutory Authority

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." more...

June 19, 2015 - News Release and Internal ISP Memorandum re: Statesman Article Follow-Up

Telephone Scammers Impersonating Idaho State Police

The Idaho State Police has received multiple reports from within Idaho, as well as other states, of someone claiming to work for the Idaho State Police. The caller is demanding money in return for an arrest warrant being cleared and if refused threatens to send local police to arrest them.

The people making these phone calls are NOT from the Idaho State Police and are scam artists. It appears that the scammers are targeting students, professors, foreign nationals, and in the past week, even kids in the junior high age range.

The number appearing on the caller ID will show up as an actual number from the Idaho State Police, however the number appearing has been spoofed, meaning the calling party is deliberately falsifying the telephone number and/or name relayed as the Caller ID information to disguise their identity.

The Idaho State Police reminds the public that we will not call anybody on the telephone to inform them that a warrant has been issued for their arrest. Additionally, ISP does not collect money or financial information over the phone for any reason.

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be the Idaho State Police, any other law enforcement or any government employee and they are asking for money, please do not send any money or provide any personal or financial information over the telephone. The best course of action is to simply hang up on the caller. Parents are asked to let their children with phones know that they too could receive such a call. The ISP also reminds citizens to protect your private information as much as possible. On many of these calls the caller uses the receivers actual name.

If you want to report that you have been a victim and have sent money or provided financial information, please call the Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550. If you simply want to fill out a complaint form to help law enforcement track these types of scams, please visit the Federal Trade Commission website at

A Message From Colonel Ralph Powell

Colonel Ralph Powell
Colonel Ralph Powell

The Idaho State Police is a dynamic force in the mix of entities that provide public safety services to Idaho's citizens and visitors. While you may be familiar with the sight of the "black and whites" patrolling the interstate, there is much more to ISP's ability to protect your property and person.

ISP's Investigations program conducts major criminal investigations with an emphasis on drug, racketeering, and computer crimes. Many cases are prosecuted in both state and federal courts, reaching throughout the United States and across international borders into Mexico and Canada.

Forensic Services provides direct support to Idaho's criminal justice community through crime scene evidence collection and analysis. Laboratories located in Coeur d'Alene, Meridian and Pocatello analyze evidence for every law enforcement agency in the state - in fact, annually, up to 85% of the labs' caseloads are generated by local or federal agency investigations.

Partnerships remain ISP's greatest tool for savings, efficiency, effectiveness, and delivery of excellent law enforcement services.

ISP is not only a law enforcement agency, but an entity of state government. Therefore, a most important partnership is with the Governor's Office and the Idaho legislature.

As an executive agency, ISP carries out those gubernatorial priorities that are within its scope in law, such as emphasizing homeland security or public school safety.

Our mission is to keep you safe: at home, on the road, wherever you are. You can partner with us to achieve this goal by staying alert to your surroundings, driving responsibly, and always buckle up for safety!

To learn more about the Idaho State Police, follow the various links at this site and contact us with your questions and comments.

Idaho State Police Command Staff

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Colonel Ralph Powell
Colonel Ralph Powell
Lt. Colonel Kedrick Wills
Lt. Colonel Kedrick Wills
Deputy Director
Marsi Woody
Marsi Woody
Financial Executive Officer
Bill Reese
Major William Reese
East Area Command Major
Major Steve Richardson
Major Steve Richardson
West Area Command Major
Major Kevin Hudgens
Major Kevin Hudgens
Police Services Major
Captain Sheldon Kelley
Captain Sheldon Kelley
HQ Captain
Captain Charlie Spencer
Captain Charlie Spencer
HQ Captain

Our Mission

Providing public safety across the State of Idaho through law enforcement excellence

Our Vision

We are an Agency that:

Fairly and aggressively enforces the law

Enhances public safety

Embodies proactive policing principles

Is effective and efficient

Is a good steward of public funds and resources

Our Values

We support the safety, security and protection of individual rights guaranteed by the United States and Idaho Constitutions. We ensure this through:

Honesty, integrity and ethics


Teamwork and partnerships

Respect for each other

Courage of our employees

Idaho State Police Forms




EH-06 09-10 Drug Destruction Inventory Form (revised 3/06)
(For Law Enforcement use only)
All law enforcing agencies must complete a list of evidence to be destroyed. ISP will provide the Controlled Substances Destruction forms at the destruction site for the required witness signatures. (Note: the form is in Word format and when loaded into Word, you will be able to fill in the blanks.) 
To download, right-click Link above, then pick "Save Target as" and save to the desired location on your computer.


EH-06 09-13 CyberCrime Unit Evidence Submission / Receipt Form -- | MSWord Version.PDF Version |

Download this form to submit evidence to the ISP Cyber Crime Unit.  This type of evidence is analyzed for electronic data such as cell phones, computers, laptops, hard drives, flash media, digital cameras, etc.

Alcohol Beverage Control

License Applications and Permits

Beer and Wine License Application [pdf]
Form for qualifying businesses selling or wishing to sell beer and/or wine by the drink or bottle.

Liquor License Application [pdf]
Application form for qualifying entities wishing to sell liquor by the drink. This form is for transfer of existing licenses or for a new specialty license. (See Liquor Priority List Application to apply to be on an Incorporated City Priority list)

Liquor Priority List Application [pdf]
Use this application to be placed on a priority list for an Incorporated City liquor by the drink license.

Wholesale License Application [pdf]
Use this form for a new license or to transfer or change your current license. (used only for wholesalers & distributors that will have an Idaho location and distribute beer/wine in Idaho)

Beer and Wine Permit for Benevolent, Charitable and Public Purpose Events [pdf]
Proceeds from the event (not to exceed three days) must be donated to a non-profit organization.

Certificate of Approval Application [pdf]
Use this application for a license to import beer into Idaho.


Affidavit Release of License [pdf]
Transfer your alcohol beverage license to another person or persons (Use only when the original license is not available).

Certification of Annual Beer Production [pdf]
Amount of beer produced yearly by your brewery in gallons.

Supplemental Application for Brewers Pub or Retail License [pdf]
If your brewery produces less than thirty thousand barrels of beer annually, use this form to apply for a retail beer license or brewer's pub license.

Miscellaneous Forms

Receipt for Sales of Beer in Kegs for Unlicensed Group or Individual [pdf]
Each business selling kegs of beer to go, must have a license and must complete this receipt for sales of beer in kegs.  The form must be maintained at the licensed premise for 6 months.

Human Resources
Financial & Surplus
ISP Training
Peace Officer Standards & Training

Idaho State Police Headquarters
700 S. Stratford Drive, Meridian, ID 83642