- District Information
|Population: 185,000 (approx.)||Roadway Mileage: 4,492 (approx.)|
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.
Idaho State Police Patrol
District 6, under the command of Captain Steve Davis, is located in the northeastern corner of the state with headquarters in Idaho Falls.
There are 31 employees assigned to traffic patrol enforcement, commercial vehicle enforcement and support services.
District 6 continues to see an increase in methamphetamine cases and clandestine labs. Methamphetamine continues to be the drug of choice along with marijuana.
Detectives continue to provide training to local business in what sales associates should look for that maybe items associated with the production of methamphetamine. The training is part of the Idaho Methamphetamine Inititiative.
Our Detectives have trained crime scene investigators that can respond with the Crime Scene Response Unit and process crime scenes. Detectives are also trained in the investigation of and dismantling of clandestine drug labs.
We also provide lectures on methamphetamine manufacture to civic groups and what citizens can look for in their neighborhoods that maybe drug related activity.
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.
The Silver Star is the second highest award for heroism in the face of danger that may be presented to a sworn officer.
|Vance V. Cox||12/6/2001|
|Chris L. Nelson||4/23/2003|
The Purple Heart is awarded to a sworn officer who is injured in the line of duty.