Spirit Lake Police Department

  • Agency: Spirit Lake Police Department
  • Address: 6159 W Maine St, Spirit Lake, 83869 ID
  • Chief:
Phone: 208-623-2701
Fax: 208-623-6155

Spirit Lake Police Department is located at 6159 W Maine St, Spirit Lake, 83869 ID. The Spirit Lake Police Department phone number is 208-623-2701.

Spirit Lake Police Department News

It’s that time of year again!!! Getting ready for the dreaded f❄️ur-letter winter-word! As such, winter parking restrictions are in effect along Maine Street to ensure the streets are cleared for plowing. Officers will be issuing warnings or citations to vehicles parked along Maine Street from the west city limits to N 5th Ave (Highway 41) between the hours of 2 am - 6 am. These parking restrictions are in effect yearly from October 31 until March 31. Do yourself a favor and make sure your vehicle is not left overnight in the prohibited areas. Residents and visitors in other areas of town should also remember that all vehicles and personal property need to be moved out of the city right of way along streets for plowing purposes as well. Let’s all work together to keep our streets clear and our roads safe this winter! #Teamwork #WinterParking #SnowBeltProblems #MakeWayForThePlows

Reminder-The SLPD lobby will be closed Monday November 12th in observance of Veteran's Day

Today's the day, Spirit Lake! Don't forget to get out and V-O-T-E! If you have questions about your polling place, voter registration or issues on the ballot, visit vote.org for help! The polling place for Spirit Lake is the Community Center at 32564 N 4th Ave. Once you earn your "I Voted" sticker, share a pic with us in the comments below!

Friday morning SLPD, along with help from Kootenai County Sheriff's Office deputies, hosted a live, active-shooter training at Timberlake Jr High School. With the completion of these scenarios, we have now successfully implemented this intensive training with staff at every public school within our jurisdiction. The philosophy of our department, in conjunction with Lakeland Joint School District No. 272, is that effective preparation and training for any type of school-related critical incident is imperative at every level. Scenarios such as the ones performed allow law enforcement to provide a safe, controlled environment while still allowing teachers and staff to experience all the sights, sounds, emotions and chaos of a real situation. Each school district wide has an intricate safety plan in place. Active shooter training provides an opportunity for school staff to practice that plan under the stressors that would be present in a real event. Staff members at each of our schools did a tremendous job of participating, learning and demonstrating just how important the safety of their students is to each of them. It’s sad we now live in a world where we have to think about these types of incidents, but by meeting that reality head on through proactive training and preparation not only by police, but at the school level as well, we are making a commitment to our students and families that their safety is our TOP priority!

**UPDATE** November 2, 2018 After investigation of this case, it was determined that the male victim, 19 year old Christopher Coleman, had been in the marked crosswalk with the advisory lights activated/flashing. Northbound traffic had stopped, and as Coleman proceeded across the intersection, Scharff, driving a blue 1991 Chevy pickup truck with trailer, failed to yield, striking him with his vehicle. Scharff was charged inattentive driving at the scene. Alcohol/substance use is not believed to be a factor in this case. VEHICLE vs PEDESTRIAN INJURY CRASH At approximately 6:25 pm on November 1st, 2018, SLPD responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian accident on highway 41 at Vermont Street in front of Millers Harvest Foods. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 19 year old male had been attempting to cross highway 41 in the marked intersection crosswalk and was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by 68 year old Robert J. Scharff of Post Falls. Fire & medical personnel arrived on scene and transported the conscious male to Kootenai Health. His current condition is not known. At this time the investigation is ongoing to determine the cause and any additional circumstances surrounding this incident. SLPD will be providing updated information, including the name of the victim and any charges pertaining to this case, as it becomes available.

The time, once again, to prepare for Holidays & Heroes is upon us! And here at SLPD, it is our FAVORITE event of the year! Officers depend on donations from businesses, civic groups and individual citizens to sponsor this wonderful event and make Christmas a little brighter for children in need right here in our own community. All monetary or non-perishable food donations are being accepted at SLPD or through payment online at www.spiritlakepolice.org We are rely on our amazing community for nominations of children in need. If you have a special child in mind, please write us a letter and email it to info@spiritlakepolice.org (all nominations remain anonymous) THANK YOU, Spirit Lake! For supporting this event year after year and demonstrating the true meaning of Christmas to those in need.

Halloween was a busy night, and tons of fun for Officer Kirkendall and the rest of SLPD! Between "Halloween at the Hall", Trunk or Treat, and being out on patrol, we saw the scariest and most adorable costumes Spirit Lake had to offer! What a great, safe night! #TrickOrTreat #CandyForDays #DontForgetToShare #DontForgetToBrush

Happy Halloween, Spirit Lake!!!! As night nears and all of the ghosts and goblins make their way out to trick or treat, here are some great safety tips to keep in mind!! SLPD Officers will be armed with candy, so if you see them out and about, be sure to say hi! #HappyHalloween #ScareSafely #HalloweenSafety #TrickOrTreat

Come visit us at City Hall this afternoon from 3-5 pm!

On the eve of Halloween, here is a great reminder from our friends at the Idaho Office of Highway Safety! #HalloweenSafety

Parenting is tough. Keeping your kids safe online shouldn’t be! We are constantly researching different parent-control platforms to help you be engaged with your kids online activity and monitor how they are using their devices to interact. Bark was a fantastic find because it covers parental oversight of nearly EVERY function of your child’s phone, from proactively monitoring text messages, social media messages and posts, to YouTube and apps, and nearly every social network being used today. PLUS it also monitors depressive or suicidal online behavior and alerts parents of any concerns! Bark is also unique in that it monitors content and sends alerts to parents about sexual content or typical “grooming” language that is used to victimize young people. Let us know how Bark works for you! They offer a free trial period, so there’s no reason not to give it a try! Please remember that SLPD is always here for parents too, if you have questions or need help with child safety, feel free to give us a call or stop by! https://www.bark.us/

Does anyone recognize this dog? Female black lab, found in the area of Maine St and N 3rd Ave. If you have any information please contact SLPD at (208) 623-2701

Heads up Spirit Lake! Crosswalk enforcement patrols are happening now throughout the City! Be alert, and be sure to stop for pedestrians!

SLPD will be joining City Hall employees for their first ever "Halloween at the Hall!" If you are looking for a fun, safe place for your kids to trick or treat, we have you covered! 3-5 pm at City Hall on Wednesday October 31st! Real Life Ministries - North Campus is also hosting a free, community "Trunk or Treat" event along Maine Street from 6-8 pm on Halloween night that is open to everyone! Stay tuned throughout the month for updates on community events and trick or treating safety tips from SLPD!

R.emember E.veryone D.eployed SLPD is wearing RED on Friday’s as a show of solidarity with our men and women deployed overseas. As heroes serving our country and protecting our freedom, we are honored to support our military troops and wear RED! 🔴🔴🔴 #RememberEveryoneDeployed

SLPD lobby will be closed today due to illness. We apologize for any inconvenience. Officers ARE on duty and ready to assist you! If you have an emergency, dial 911 If you do not have an emergency, but need assistance or to file a report please call our office at (208) 623-2701 and press option 1 to speak with an officer.

Come see us this morning at Brickel Creek Coffee, 9 to 11 am for Coffee with a Cop!

In response to reports of inattentive driving, speed, and not yielding to crosswalks over the last week, SLPD will be increasing patrols and enforcement through the school zones near Spirit Lake Elementary. As a driver, please be cautious through school zones, obey all traffic safety rules and 🚨ALWAYS🚨 yield to crossing guards. Maybe you're running late, maybe you got a text, maybe you're sidetracked trying to eat breakfast on the go....but NOTHING is too important to jeopardize the safety of our kiddos on the road! Slow down, pay attention, and be an engaged driver Spirit Lake! 👍

Were here at the home of the TJHS Tigers with Kootenai Health for our CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK event!!! Come out and make sure your kids are as safe as possible on the road!

Dont forget about SLPD's **CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK** event coming up tomorrow from 10am -noon in the TJHS Tigers parking lot! The worlds most precious cargo rides in the back seat of your car. Lets make sure they are as safe as can be! #ChildPassengerSafetyWeek #CarSeatSafety #BuckleUp #RightSeatRightSize

Tuesday October 2nd from 9 to 11 am come have "Coffee with a Cop" at Brickel Creek Coffee! We invite you to come get to know the friendly officers who serve you, one cup at a time. #CoffeeWithACop #CommunityPolicing

On average a person makes 35,000 decisions every single day! Make one of them easier by letting certified child safety seat technicians from Kootenai Health help you decide which seat is safest for your kids at Friday's "Car Seat Safety Check" as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week! As your child grows, the safest type of vehicle restraint system changes too. Are you sure your kids are in the right seat? Is it installed properly? Car crashes are a leading cause of death for Idaho children, so when it comes to proper child passenger safety don't assume you know, KNOW you know! #ChildPassengerSafetyWeek #PreciousCargo #KnowYouKnow #TheRightSeatSavesLives #ChildSafety #Carseats #BuckleUp #DriveSafeSpiritLake #DriveWellIdaho

Proudly supporting and celebrating LIFE at SPAN of Idaho - Region 1’s Break The Silence 5k! #SuicidePrevention #YouMatter #HopeAndHelp #LetYourWordsBeLife #BeThe1To #MakeADifference #SaveALife

With “National Child Passenger Safety Week” right around the corner (Sept 23-29th) SLPD wants to remind everyone to #BuckleUp! #EveryRide #EveryTime #DriveWellIdaho Here are a few statistics about unrestricted vehicle occupants that might make you think twice before skipping the seat belt the next time you get in the car! 🤔💡🚙