Coeur D'Alene Police Department

  • Agency: Coeur D'Alene Police Department
  • Address: 3818 N Schreiber Way, Coeur D'Alene, 83814 ID
  • Chief: Wendy Carpenter (Chief of Police)
Phone: 208-769-2320
Fax: (208) 769-2307

Coeur D'Alene Police Department is located at 3818 N Schreiber Way, Coeur D'Alene, 83814 ID. The Chief of Police of the department is Wendy Carpenter. The Coeur D'Alene Police Department phone number is 208-769-2320.

Coeur D'Alene Police Department News

Coeur d’Alene Police are asking for your help in identifying a person of interest in a strong armed robbery. On October 22, 2017, shortly after midnight, three females were walking through McEuen Park in Downtown Coeur d’Alene when an unknown male suspect forcibly stole a purse from one of the females. The suspect was described as a male, approximately 5’10”, average build and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The victim’s purse was later found, but missing personal property. A credit card belonging to the victim was later used at a business in Spokane Valley. The male seen in the attached video and still photos is a person of interest in this ongoing investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department at (208) 769-2320 or e-mail Lieutenant Bill McLeod Coeur d’Alene Police Department (208) 769-2320

2017 HOLIDAYS AND HEROES ‘Tis the season! The annual Holidays and Heroes event is scheduled at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls for December 10, 2017 Police officers and firefighters volunteer their time to make this event special and are happy to work in partnership with businesses, civic groups, and citizens in the surrounding area. We are working to make Christmas a little bit brighter for less fortunate children. To create another successful year of holiday magic for hundreds of local children, cash and food items are now being accepted by participating law enforcement and emergency service agencies. As more donations are provided, we are able to help additional children and families. ‘Holidays and Heroes’ is still accepting cash donations and food items, which can be dropped off at the Coeur d’Alene Police Department located at 3818 N Schreiber Way in Coeur d’Alene. If there are other ways you would like to contribute to this event, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 208-769-2320.

This is the last day of the "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign. Please donate to this worth cause, and help us beat cancer (as well as the Airway Fire Department who is currently leading the challenge).

Today at approximately 4:45 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Police Officers responded to the 2800 block of N 15th St for a robbery that just occurred. The victim, a 91 year old female, had just parked her car and was getting out when she was approached by a white male. The male grabbed the victim’s purse and after a very brief struggle, took off running. The victim was taken to Kootenai Health for minor injuries sustained during this incident. The suspect was described as a thin white male, between 5’08” and 6’00” tall. He was wearing a dark colored baseball hat and a dark colored jacket or sweatshirt. He was last seen northbound on 15th St in a tan colored SUV. The attached photographs are a person of interest in this investigation. Anyone with information about this person’s identity or any other information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department immediately.

Due to the number of people who’ve already signed up for one of our Winter Driving classes, we have added two additional classes to our schedule. The additional classes will be held on Saturday November 11th at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday November 29th at 6:00 p.m.

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department and Les Schwab Tires will again be presenting Winter Driving Classes at the CDA Police Department. The classes will last approximately an hour and a half and will be on the following dates: Saturday October 28th at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday November 1st at 6:00 p.m. Saturday November 4th at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday November 7th at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday November 15th at 6:00 p.m. Thursday November 16th at 6:00 p.m. Whether you are new to winter driving or just need a refresher on what to do when the roads turn icy, this class is for you. We will talk about driving in the snow, avoiding crashes, staying safe in the event of a crash, and what to do if you become stranded. There is no cost to attend and the first 30 people registered for each class will receive a free ice scrapper courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. Also, an attendee from each class will be randomly selected to win an Emergency Roadside Kit (also provided by Les Schwab). To register to attend, please email Officer Nick Knoll @ or call the Coeur d’Alene Police Department at 208-769-2319 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

**UPDATE** Chief White is currently leading the pack in donations for the American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign, but we still need your help! Help us show that the residents of Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho care about providing service to victims of cancer by donating at this link: SUPPORT NEEDED! REAL MEN WEAR PINK! Chief Lee White is participating in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign! According to the latest statistics from the American Cancer Society, invasive breast cancer will affect approximately 12% of all women sometime during their life with an estimated 252,710 new cases diagnosed this year alone. The Real Men Wear Pink campaign raises money to support cancer initiatives, including early detection and prevention, funding research, and giving patients support wherever and whenever they need it the fight against cancer. Locally, The American Cancer Society provided 2,201 services to 582 patients that reside in Kootenai County and Spokane. Of these 587 people, 377 were recently diagnosed with cancer and 84 were uninsured or on Medicaid GET INVOLVED! Chief White is one of six candidates for the Real Men Wear Pink of the Inland Empire, working to raise $25,000. Please go to the following link to donate to this worthy cause and support those who’ve been affected by breast cancer.

Since October 6, 2017, the Coeur d’Alene Police Department has received reports of three threatening incidents involving Lake City High School and students who attend Lake City High School. Detectives with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, working in conjunction with School District 271 and administrators with Lake City High School have exhaustively investigated all three incidents. We have been able to identify suspects for two of these incidents and have taken appropriate action. The first incident, which occurred on Friday October 6th, involved a photograph that was perceived as a threat. The photograph was posted to Snapchat with derogatory comments directed toward Lake City High School students. The juvenile suspect involved in this incident was identified and is facing disciplinary action through the school district. Criminal charges were not applicable in this case. The second incident, reported on Sunday October 8th, involved an anonymous threatening message posted to a separate social media app. The threat was directed toward a female student and Lake City High School. Detectives are continuing to follow up with leads related to this incident. The third incident, which occurred on October 11th, involved an anonymous threatening message and a separate picture with a threatening caption. Through the course of the investigation, Detectives learned both were posted by the same suspect. The juvenile male was identified as a Lake City High School student and has been arrested and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. His is facing four misdemeanor counts of Using the Telephone to Terrify, Threaten, or Harass – Idaho code 18-6710. School threats are extremely serious and, as in the past, we will continue to fully investigate each incident. We would like to remind parents to be vigilant in monitoring your child’s use of social media applications.

Throughout the day today, Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives along with School Resource Officers have continued investigating the anonymous threat directed at a female Lake City High School student. At this time we have not found any information indicating this is a credible threat. We are currently working with the involved social media applications to identify and locate the person responsible. We encourage parents and families to discuss internet safety and to be aware of the various social media applications being used by their children. Parents should take reasonable safety precautions to limit communication to people they know and trust. Parents should also be extremely cautious of anonymous social media applications as they are often used for cyber bullying and other dangerous contacts. This is still an active investigation. Anyone, including students, with information related to this incident should contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department immediately. You can remain anonymous if you wish.

On October 8, 2017 at 10:45 p.m., the Coeur d’Alene Police Department was notified about threats made to shoot a female student at school today. The student received the threat via social media after refusing to send a nude photograph to the anonymous suspect. The suspect deliberately chose social media apps that would hide his/her identity. At this time, Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives are working to identify and locate this suspect. As always, the safety of area students is our top priority. Threats are always treated seriously and fully investigated. Administrators with School District 271 and Lake City High School have been notified and are working in conjunction with law enforcement. Throughout the day there will be additional police officers at area schools, including Lake City High School, looking for any suspicious activity. This is an active investigation. Anyone, including students, with information related to this incident should contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department immediately. You can remain anonymous if you wish.

On October 4, 2017 at about 7:00 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Police Officers responded to 1583 W Dalton Ave, Coeur d’Alene Montessori School, for a report of a bullet hole in the west wall of the school. It is believed someone may have shot at the school from a vehicle travelling northbound on Ramsey Rd. Detectives determined the incident occurred at about 10:30 pm last night while the school was unoccupied based on reports from residents in the area who heard a noise consistent with a gunshot at approximately that time. While processing the scene, detectives recovered a small caliber bullet that appeared to have penetrated the exterior wall of the school and lodged in an interior wall. A shell casing was found in the roadway on Ramsey Rd. There is no suspect information at this time. This is an active investigation and anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department.

The Coeur d’Alene City Police Department would like to thank Riverstone Starbucks for hosting coffee with a cop this morning. We appreciate your support.

Our warmest thanks go out to those who have helped our officers get through this busy and difficult week. The Coeur d’Alene spouses organization stepped up, as usual, the Starbucks at Riverstone provided coffee and snacks, and Olive Garden sent food in yesterday. A special thanks also goes out to the Mayor and Council who just dropped off some healthy snacks and cookies! Thank you!

Please put us on your calendar with the National Coffee with a Cop Event. We hope to see you there!

UPDATE: This vehicle was found abandoned in Spokane Valley, WA on September 21st. Stolen Vehicle: 1994 Ford Escort Idaho plates K612315 Green in color / 4 door The driver side door is a lighter shade of green than the rest of the vehicle. The front bumper is missing a panel on the right side. The rear bumper is dented on the left side. This vehicle was taken from the Potlatch Hill Road. It was last seen at 8:00AM on 9/18/2017. If you see this vehicle, please call the Coeur d'Alene Police Depatment at (208)769-2320 #17C40923. (Photo taken prior to theft)

On September 11, 2001, 2996 people lost their lives during the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers. Today, officers from the Coeur d'Alene Police Department along with firefighters from the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department raised a flag at Fallen Heroes Plaza to commemorate the 16th anniversary of that tragic day. We will NEVER forget.

Back to School Traffic Emphasis The Coeur d’Alene Police Department Traffic Team and School Resource Officers will be out in force conducting a traffic emphasis throughout the first week of School. The emphasis will begin Tuesday September 5, 2017 and continue through Friday September 8, 2017. Officers will be patrolling the areas around local schools. Coeur d’Alene Fire Department personnel will be helping children navigate their way across marked crosswalks. Officers will address all moving violations in school zone areas. The fine for a speeding violation is $156.50 due to penalties being enhanced in a school zone. Drivers are asked to anticipate children utilizing crosswalks as they are walking to and from schools and exercise caution on our roadways and in our neighborhoods. Let’s work together to ensure the safety of all area children!

The 3rd Annual PARK(ing) It On Sherman event is brought to you by the City of Coeur d'Alene and CDA 2030. This year the event will be on the 1900 block of Sherman Avenue. It is a FREE community celebration that is kid and pet-friendly. In addition to live music, food trucks and a beer garden, event highlights will include a dog parade and costume contest and a "Casting for Kids" fishing derby, as well as other activities, entertainment, and project updates. This annual block party is part of the visioning and master planning effort to revitalize East Sherman Avenue and it is held on the third Friday in September because it is part of Global PARK(ing) Day where parking spaces are turned into public spaces. Come meet the CDA Police Department Community Action Team!

Come down to the Riverstone Starbucks for Coffee with a Cop. Meet the Chief and some of the vital staff of your CdAPD. Come share coffee, ideas and conversation with us.

2017 IRONMAN TRAFFIC IMPACT It's Ironman time! Please see the attached traffic impact flyyer for road closure times.

MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARK IS HERE AGAIN! Please join us Saturday, August 19th at 8:30 pm for another round of family-friendly fun. The featured movie this weekend is "Beauty and the Beast". This will be the last movie this summer. Free popcorn is provided. Bring something comfortable to sit on and we'll see you there!

Our Records Division is looking for a new specialist. If you have the qualifications and would like to help the Department, please consider applying. We have a hard working team who are looking for another quality customer service oriented member. See the link below for more information!

If you have any information regarding this hit and run crash, please contact the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office or CdAPD.

Congratulations Officer Justin Bangs and Halo on your successful completion of the Patrol K9 Academy! The free training they attended is vital to their success in Coeur d'Alene. Halo is trained not only in patrol tactics like suspect tracking and apprehension but can also detect narcotics.