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Population: 618,000 (approx.) Roadway Mileage: 5,899 (approx.)

District 3 stretches from just north of the 45th parallel on US 95 in the Little Salmon River Canyon to Bliss, Idaho in the south. The western Border of the District is the Snake River east of Ontario, Oregon. District 3 encompasses the Treasure Valley area of Idaho which has the the largest population in the state.

Approximately half of all Idahoans live in this area consisting mostly of high desert plateau in the south and mountains to the north. Boise is the world headquarters for many major international and national companies.

Notable landmarks in the area include the Snake River and Bruneau River canyons, the Idaho State Capitol Building, the World Center for Birds of Prey, and Mountain Home Air Force Base.

Boise has everything from the Shakespeare Festival and museums to semi-professional baseball and hockey. There is also a diverse selection of outdoor recreational opportunities.

District 3 ISP and HQ maintains the following facilities: Patrol, Communications, Investigations, Forensics, Management Services, the POST Academy, and the Fusion Center

Idaho State Police Patrol

District 3 is situated in the southwest section of Idaho in Meridian, near the capital city of Boise. Boise is known as the "City of Trees" and is nestled in a valley with the Boise River running through the center of the city.

There are 69 employees assigned to traffic patrol enforcement, commercial vehicle enforcement, communications, and support services.


District 3 Investigations office is located in the Idaho State Police District 3 building at 700 Stratford Dr. in Meridian, Idaho. One half of the State's population lives in District 3 that includes the state's Capital City, Boise.

We investigate Homicides, Violent Crimes, Criminal Activity, Major Narcotics Smuggling, Distribution and Manufacturing cases (with a strong emphasis placed on Methamphetamine cases), and conduct Polygraph testing.

Our Detectives are also very diverse and well experienced at investigating, seizing and dismantling Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs. Investigations done in District 3 have revealed the area as a source for Methamphetamine throughout the State, District, and as far east as the mid-western states.

Our primary mission is to conduct complex drug & general investigations while assisting City, County, and Federal Officers with a variety of criminal Investigations.

Help Us
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 any incidents.

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.

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


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.

Jose A. Banda 11/17/1999
Tim J. Harms 7/20/2001
Gene E. Wunsch 7/20/2001
Dwayne C. Prescott 6/6/2003
Jeremiah W. Sharp 8/30/2009
Scott E. Tulleners 8/30/2009


Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to a sworn officer who is injured in the line of duty.

Sam Ketchum 7/5/2002
Craig Boll 3/6/2008
Joe Lake 8/5/2009
Chris Duggan 10/22/2009
Matt Smith 2/8/2017


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.

George Phillips 9/30/2005
Dean Matlock 9/30/2005
Patrick Mooney 7/3/2008
Shane Langton 4/14/2009
Scott Tulleners 5/2/2014


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District 3

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Captain Fritz Zweigart
Patrol/Investigations Captain

Patrol & Investigations

700 S. Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
Email Patrol
Fax: 208.884.7462
Email Investigations
Fax: 208.884.7191

Patrol Emergency Numbers:
Fax: 208.846.7520

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