Department Head
Chief Scott Marchand

Department Address
911 N. 7th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
208-234-6100

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2877
Pocatello, ID 83206
 
 
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Welcome to the Pocatello Police Department home page. Please take a few minutes to become acquainted with our department and the services we provide to the community.


The Pocatello Police Department is organized into three divisions; (1) Patrol/Traffic, (2) Investigations and (3) Support Services. Each division within the department has specific staffing needs to meet our 24/7 service requirements. The Department currently has (90) sworn officer positions. Based on recent census numbers, we currently have a 1.6 officer per 1,000 person population ratio. The Idaho average is 1.8 officers per 1,000 and the National average is 2.1 officers per 1,000.


Additionally, the department has a specific function that addresses the emergency response capabilities of the department as well as providing interaction with other city departments and community partners for disaster and emergency response.


The Pocatello Police Department is dedicated to the mission of “community-oriented policing.” This is evident by the programs we support within the community. We are very proud of our Neighborhood Watch program and its success as well as our partnerships with the District 25 School Board, Family Services Alliance, Pocatello Neighborhood Housing, the Idaho State University, the Bannock County Sheriff's Office and the Idaho State Police.


The City of Pocatello is like any “average” American city; we have our “quality of life” issues, but we currently enjoy a relatively low crime rate, and attempt to provide full police service to the community. This is a great community to live and work in. Over the past few years we have seen several of our officers retire, taking with them years of accumulated experience. In 2007 the Department began implementing a succession plan, planning for the next phase of retirements and growth within the agency. We have developed a 5 year Strategic Plan, and each year we review our successes, accomplishments, and shortcomings. While you are browsing our page, we encourage you to review our Service Level Reports videos.


Public information and the sharing of that information is invaluable to the success of our Department. As our Department has grown, we have made several of our informational systems “public” so that our residents and visitors alike can review the police activity within their own neighborhood. Additionally, we have implemented an electronic reporting system so that our citizens can report non-emergency crimes online.

 
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The Pocatello Police Department encourages you to use its online crime reporting system for non-emergency related crimes. Click here to file a report.

AlertID is a new public safety information and crime prevention tool. AlertID helps protect families and communities, creating a safer living environment by making public safety information universally accessible. Click here to to find out more about AlertID Pocatello and to sign up for this free public safety service.

D.A.R.E. is Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It is taught in the 5th or 6th grades in Pocatello to prepare our kids against the dangers of drugs and violence. Click here to learn more about the D.A.R.E program.
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