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Population: 213,592 (approx.) Roadway Mileage: 2,774 (approx.)

District One stretches from southern boundaries of the Coeur d' Alene Indian Reservation to the Canadian border encompassing all the northern panhandle of the state. Notable landmarks in the district include Lake Coeur d' Alene, Lake Pend Oreille, Priest Lake, the old Cataldo Mission, Wallace and the Silver Valley, formerly the Silver Capital of the United States.

District 1 maintains the following facilities: Patrol, Communications, Investigations, Forensics and POST

Idaho State Police Patrol

District 1 Patrol is located in Coeur d' Alene on the shores of Lake Coeur d' Alene.

There are 50 employees assigned to traffic patrol enforcement, commercial vehicle enforcement, communications, and support services.


The District 1 Investigations office conducts a variety of criminal investigations that include homicide, sexual assault, child pornography, murder-for-hire, conflict investigations for other agencies, and background investigations. Additionally, the office is very busy working narcotics investigations in our efforts to dismantle not only local, but interstate and inter-country narcotic smuggling organizations. The District 1 detectives are very diverse and well experienced at investigating a multitude of serious crimes. With the recent addition of two detectives committed to enforcement of alcoholic beverage related crime and licensing of the beer, wine and liquor licensed establishments in north Idaho, the duties and expertise have further expanded.

While clandestine methamphetamine laboratories are still of a major concern and investigative resources are applied to that issue, District 1 Investigations has realized an increase in smuggling activities. The transportation and importation of narcotics from other states and countries include methamphetamine, ecstasy, heroin, cocaine, pharmaceuticals, and marijuana. Recent arrests and seizures indicate Oregon, Washington, Montana, and other states' legalization of medicinal marijuana has contributed to an influx of marijuana seized in this District.

We provide community and business awareness training on the hazards and problems associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine, controlled substance recognition and the dangers of controlled substances to schools and community groups. We currently have a representative on the Idaho Drug Free Youth board and the Kootenai County Substance Abuse Council to help enhance educational efforts regarding these issues. District 1 personnel adhere to the department's Vision to: Fairly and aggressively enforce the law, enhance public safety, embodies proactive policing principles, is effective and efficient, and is a good steward of public funds and resources.

Help Us
The Idaho State Police actively solicits information on criminal activity within the State of Idaho. Any information received will be disseminated to the appropriate law enforcement agency. If you suspect someone, or have any information involving drug or criminal activity in this area please contact us. By providing us with as much information as possible you will better equip us in handling and investigating criminal activity to make our community safer.

The anonymity of the sender and the privacy of all information contained in any messages received will be respected.


Medal of Valor

The Medal of Valor is the highest award of honor that can be bestowed on a sworn officer in recognition for an act of selfless bravery under extreme conditions above and beyond duty requirements.

Dave M. Cordova 3/3/1990
Dave M. Cordova 4/27/1992
Linda C. Huff 6/17/1998
Wayne M. Longo 12/7/1999
Fred L. Swanson 12/7/1999


Law Enforcement, Firefighting and EMS Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and exceptionally meritorious conduct at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.

Gerald A. Stemm 5/18/2012
Allen B. Ashby 5/18/2012


Silver Star

The Silver Star is the second highest award for heroism in the face of danger that may be presented to a sworn officer.

Guy R. Schensky 12/7/1999
Paul E. Berger 12/7/1999
Gerald A. Stemm 8/28/2011
Allen B. Ashby 8/28/2011
Michael Lininger 1/13/2017
Todd McDevitt 1/13/2017


Life Saving Award

The Life Saving Award is awarded to any employee who saves the life of another person, whether on-duty or off-duty.

Jeff Jayne 4/10/2004
Dustin Kralik 4/11/2007
Terry Morgan 7/22/2009
Sean Lind 3/12/2010
Jeff Jayne 1/22/2011


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Captain John Kempf
Patrol/Investigations Captain

Patrol & Investigations

615 West Wilbur Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

Email Patrol
Fax: 208.209.8619
Email Investigations
Fax: 208.209.8616

DUI & Accident Reporting:
Cellular: *ISP (*477)