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The Mountain Home Police Department is a Pro-Active and Progressive Agency dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe community to raise a family. In partnership with the community, it is the Mission of the Mountain Home Police Department to provide professional and courteous public safety services to all residents and guests of the City of Mountain Home. Our Vision is always to provide professional, compassionate, dedicated service, which generates confidence, trust and fosters the community partnerships. By upholding our Values, we promise to diligently uphold the laws that protect both life and property of the citizens of Mountain Home through fairness and consistency. We pledge to conduct ourselves, both professionally and personally, in ways which clearly show that honesty and integrity are our code of honor.
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The city of Mountain Home is the largest city and county seat of Elmore County. The population at the time of the 2010 census was 14,206. Mountain Home is a safe and excellent place to live and raise a family with a genuine sense of community. As MHPD and Animal Shelter employees, you should know that we not only work here, but we live here, raise our families here; we are involved in our community. Mountain Home Police Department has 30 police officers and 6 civilian staff members, along with 4 Animal Shelter employees.
Our Mission in partner with the community - it is the mission of the Mountain Home Police Department to provide professional and courteous public safety services to all residents and guests of the City of Mountain Home.
It is our Vision to always provide professional, compassionate, dedicated service, which generates confidence, trust, and fosters community partnerships. In our dedication and Our Values, We promise to diligently uphold the laws that protect both life and property of the citizens of Mountain Home through fairness and consistency. We pledge to conduct ourselves, both professionally and personally, in ways which clearly show that honesty and integrity are our code of honor.
At the Mountain Home Animal Shelter, we believe “We are their shelter. You are their future”. We encourage you to explore and visit our Web Page and Facebook sites often to learn more about the men and women who serve with the Mountain Home Police Department and Animal Shelter.
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The goal of the Patrol Bureau is to address community problems and assure a safe community environment through random, directed and routine patrols. As the most visible and largest bureau of the police bureau, the Patrol Bureau provides the first response to emergency and non-emergency incidents. Patrol personnel proactively address community problems, use various specialized units with special training and deliver police services to city residents. A total of 18 officers make up the patrol bureau which is lead by Lieutenants Russell Griggs and Jonathan Thompson, as well as five Sergeants. Patrol Officers are scheduled to provide 24 hour coverage. Many extra duty assignments in the Patrol Bureau include a Motor Unit, Special Response Team (SRT), Field Training Officer, and School Resource Officer (SRO). As with any bureau, the Patrol Bureau is the backbone of the agency, with most of the bureau's resources being put into this bureau.
School Resource Officers
The School Resource Officer position is an integral part of the Mountain Home Police Department and of the community. They are responsible for monitoring the schools, providing community outreach to the youth of the city and interacting with the children to keep them safe and informed. SRO Amber Stapel focuses her SRO duties at the High School and also assists the city's Elementary Schools when necessary. Our SRO can often be found assisting with many, if not all, of the school's larger functions, such as dances, sporting events and special events.
Under the command of Lieutenant Ty Larsen, detectives are assigned to follow up on all major crimes. The members of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) are responsible for investigating serious crimes against persons and property, to include: murder, assault, sex abuse, child abuse, rape, burglary, major theft, fraud and computer crimes. They provide investigative support, as well as develop and share intelligence information within the department, and with outside law enforcement agencies to ensure the effective and efficient follow up of all major crimes that require investigative personnel and resources. You can report a crime and remain anonymous by visiting the Silent Witness Link. If you would like to file a complaint against an officer, please click here.
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The Records Division of the Support Services Bureau falls under the command of Amy Pearson. The Records Division is responsible for handling all record requests, background checks, fingerprinting, general questions and accident reports. Records Request Form
For more information on applying for a position within the Mountain Home Police Department, please click here.
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The Mountain Home Citizens on Patrol started with just four members in 1994 and in the time has grown to as many as 40 members. While membership numbers may fluctuate, the program is still able to get patrols out to assist as additional eyes and ears for the police and in our community. Currently, the Mountain Home Citizens on Patrol has five marked cars equipped with two way radio and top lights. This helps them in assisting with traffic control, funeral escorts, air ambulance services, vacation watch requests and other details as directed. If you're interested in becoming a Citizen on Patrol, contact Lieutenant Russell Griggs for more information on how you can help, or complete the Citizens on Patrol Application.
If you're anticipating a vacation in the near future and would like some peace of mind, complete the Citizens on Patrol Vacation Watch Request form. You can sign it and return it to the Mountain Home Police Bureau at least two weeks before you leave. While you're away, the Citizens on Patrol will check your premises as often as commitments allow. The City of Mountain Home and Citizens on Patrol will not be held liable for any losses to your property while you are away. Remember to include an emergency contact as well as anyone that you have allowed to be on your property while you are away. Vacation Watch Application Tips while you're away:
- leave a light on
- stop your mail and newspaper delivery
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Come Join Our Team!
The Mountain Home Police Department is always accepting applications for various positions in the department to include Patrol Officers.
If you are interested in applying with our agency, please complete an application and submit it with the following items:
- Copy of your Resume
- Copy of your Birth Certificate
- Copy of your High School Diploma or GED
- Copy of your DD214
- Copy of any College Transcripts
Completed applications and the aforementioned items can be sent to the address below:
Mountain Home Police Department
2775 East 8th North
Mountain Home, ID 83647
All applications will be reviewed for an upcoming recruit testing date, which will include the Idaho POST Physical Fitness Test Battery, a written exam, and an oral board.
A testing day will typically begin at 8:00 a.m. sharp, and will start with the physical fitness test battery (PT Test). Upon successful completion of the PT test, the applicant will advance to the written exam, and upon successful completion of the written exam, the applicant will be given a slot on the Oral Board.
After all the testing criteria are successfully met, as well as the basic requirements for the position, the applicant will have an interview with the Chief of Police and the Command Staff to determine eligibility for the position.