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District 6

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Population: 185,000 (approx.) Roadway Mileage: 4,492 (approx.)

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District 6 is located in the northeastern corner of the state with its headquarters in Idaho Falls. District 6 employees have specialties in crash and crime scene investigations and reconstruction, drug recognition experts, breath testing specialists, weapon armors, executive protection, hazmat, field training officers, operation lifesaver, firearm trainers, honor guard, and commercial vehicle safety. District 6 employees work closely with allied law enforcement agencies in investigations, training, and supporting each other.

District 6 promotes traffic safety, especially during special events in the area such as the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration on the Idaho Falls Greenbelt, the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot, the balloon races in Driggs, and many cultural events held at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg. Troopers also work with Operation Lifesaver in making railroad crossings safer.

There are many recreational activities in District 6. Employees recommend fly fishing at Henry’s Lake, the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, Harriman State Park, and many areas in the district for snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, and golfing.

District Six is bordered on the north and east by Montana and Wyoming, to the south just north of the city of Blackfoot and to the west by the Blaine County line. The district encompasses 18,588 square miles including the Upper Snake River Valley, the Teton, Lemhi and Sawtooth Mountains and Craters of the Moon National Monument.

Notable landmarks in the district include The Grand Tetons, Island Park, Craters of the Moon, Museum of Idaho, Idaho National Laboratory (I.N.L.) and Brigham Young University-Idaho, and University Place EITC (Eastern Idaho Technical College).

Interstate 15 provides north/south access and US20 & 26 are used extensively for east/west traffic with access to Yellowstone National Park.

District 6 maintains the following facilities: Patrol and Investigations.

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