Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 425 Shoshone Street North, Twin Falls, 83303 ID
  • Chief:
Phone: (208)736-4177
Fax: (208)736-4006

Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office is located at 425 Shoshone Street North, Twin Falls, 83303 ID. The Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office phone number is (208)736-4177.

Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office News

Veterans Day From all of us at the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office we would like to say thank you to our military personnel for the sacrifices you have made for our freedom! As a reminder we are closed on Monday as this is the day which Veterans Day is observed.

Found Keys If you lost several keys with a remote starter and key fobs in the Pike’s Peak area, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Turkey Shoot!!! Join us on November 25th at 10:00 AM at the Twin Falls Gun Club for our annual turkey shoot. There will be numerous shoot prizes by Falls Brand, and we will be raffling 2 guns. A Remington 870 Express pump shotgun and a Remington 870 Express JR 20 gauge shotgun. See attached flyer.

Loss of a hero in active shooter tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who are suffering and affected as a result of the tragic shooting in Thousand Oaks. Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Ron Helus, a 29 year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office was killed in the line of duty as he ran into the Borderline Bar in an attempt to stop an active shooter. The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office sends it’s condolences to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the family of Sgt. Ron Helus as they mourn the loss of a hero! 💙 #respect, #restinpeace, #thinblueline, #serveandprotect

Teaming up with CIT for mental health awareness and Intervention. The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office along with the Twin Falls Police Department and Region 5 mental health are hosting a week long Crisis Intervention Academy as both Deputies and Officers learn how to help members of our community in crisis due to mental health issues. #twinfallspd, #stlukes, #mentalhealth, #CIT

The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Aaron Scott Burkhardt for felony eluding of a police officer. Mr. Burkhardt’s bond is a nationwide bond in the amount of $75,000. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Burkhardt please contact the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office at 208-735-1911, or crime stoppers at 208-343-COPS (2677) and 800-222-TIPS (8477) or download the app, Android or Apple, “P3 Tips” for a mobile device. The app will allow you to leave a tip without having to identify yourself and will give you a tip number if the information leads to an arrest and reward.

Be Careful!!! With the overnight rain, and more predicted to fall throughout the day, we would urge you to be extra cautious in your commute this morning and slow your speed. There are numerous roadways throughout the county that are slick with mud due to the harvest season. These conditions can be just as dangerous or worse than snow and ice covered roads.

Halloween Fun at the Fred Meyer parking lot as we celebrated with everyone at Trick or Treat on Bish’s Street. Everyone had a great time!

Please join us in congratulating the following individuals: Deputy Chris Wilson for obtaining level III certification Corporal Dana Martinez for obtaining level III certification Deputy Joel Smith for obtaining his level I certification We also want to welcome Sherray Callistini as our newest Detention Deputy. Congratulations and Welcome!

UPDATE: She has been located and reunited with her family! Twin Falls County Search and Rescue members are assisting Twin Falls Police in a search for this woman. She suffers from dementia, and hearing loss, and does not speak English. If you live in the area near Oregon Trail Sport’s Complex, please check your yards and outbuildings throughout the night.

A lot of people have been asking whether or not the speed limit changes when they see the posted speed limit sign or past it? Question: When a road’s speed limit changes, let’s say from 45 mph up to 60 mph, does the increased speed limit take effect once you can see the new sign or after you pass the sign? Speed limit signs “shall be located at the points of change from one speed limit to another.” Therefore, drivers should not accelerate until reaching an increased speed limit sign. Ok, we can already hear some grumbling about that answer. Delving deeper into the issue a speed limit can change just because the road spans jurisdictions. When going from a city into the county, the speed limit may change to reflect the jurisdiction’s default speed limit. A speed limit also will increase or decrease due to road characteristics. Many factors determine the appropriate speed for a road; a few examples include road surface and width, frequency of curves, driver visibility, traffic density, urban vs. rural, pedestrian traffic, and number of driveways entering the road. For example, the speed limit on Highway 30 in front of Chobani's is 45 miles per hour. That speed limit doesn't change to 60 while traveling east bound until passing by all points of entry/exit going into Chobani's. In front of Bickel Elementary while the lights are flashing, the speed limit is 20 mph. After exiting the school zone, the speed limit increases to 35. If you start accelerating once you see the 35 zone, but still in the 20 mph school zone you risk 4 points on your record and a $156.50 school zone citation. Same holds true in front of Chobani, if you speed up before actually passing the 60 mph sign, you risk a $90.00 citation for basic rule and 3 points on your record.

We appreciate the working relationship we have with Air St. Luke's and the Magic Valley Paramedics. They have always gone above and beyond to assist us in getting to those who need help that are in a situation difficult to access by land or water. Thank you for all you do to serve the community!

Twin Falls County Office Closures All Twin Falls County Offices including the Sheriff’s Office, Courts, and Drivers license/Motor Vehicles will be closed tomorrow due to the Columbus Day Holiday. We will be open again on Tuesday. In the event of an emergency and you need law enforcement assistance you should call 911, and for non-emergency calls 208-735-1911.

Devoted Hero shot and killed in the line of duty! This is the hero who was killed in the line of duty in Florence South Carolina yesterday, Officer Terrence Carraway. He devoted 30 years of service to his community. During a news conference Wednesday night, Deputy Chief Glen Kirby spoke of Carraway who just received his 30-year service pin from the department. "We lost the bravest police officer we have ever known. Rest In Peace Sir! Our thoughts and prayers are with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and Police Department and families as they begin to recover from this tragedy.

Interesting Observation by the folks at KEZJ and Town Square Media. Are you making a complete stop, a rolling stop, or not stopping at all. Failure to stop at a stop sign is a $90.00 citation. Idaho Code 49-807(2)

Secure your load before traveling. Please remember that part of securing your load is to make sure that the load doesn’t fall apart while in transit. This particular structure had a rotten floor and while traveling on Highway 30 fell onto the highway.

We need your help to solve this case! On 8-19-2018 at around 4 p.m., a black Dodge truck with tires that extend beyond the width of the truck body pulled into the car wash at the Oasis Stop N Go on Kimberly Rd. in Twin Falls. The driver of the truck broke out the glass of an entry door to a storage room. An attempt was made to gain entry to the change machine from within the storage room. The Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating and identifying the person(s) responsible for the burglary.

Happy Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. The law establishing the present holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". Taken from wikipedia.org

National Thank an Officer Day This past Saturday, September 15th was National “Tell a Police Officer Thank you” Day. We want to thank our community for all of the random acts of kindness that we received, from people paying for our meals in the drive thru line to the notes and thank yous received via social media. We love serving the citizens of Twin Falls County!

Never Forget!!! Many first responders are still dying from the attacks on 9/11/2001 due to health related issues directly linked to the heroism they demonstrated while responding to the Twin Towers. Our hearts grieve today with each of you!

9/5/18- DRIVER'S LICENSE UPDATE: Driver's license is still up and running... mostly. Still not printing licenses the way they should be, and a few functions still down completely but we are operating. Waiting (line) time is definitely longer since ITD's "fix" is operating much slower than normal. Also, if you have tried calling and we have not answered, it would be because the line has been to, and out the door since we have been back up. Just trying to help customers as quickly as possible. Thank you for you patience. Lt. Doug Sugden

With another Twin Falls County Fair over, we wanted to say thank you to all the people who made the event come together. We definitely enjoy all of the interaction we have with the many members of our community at the fair. Deputy Bill Deetz shared a few photos that were taken on Sunday with Baxo. Baxo along with all of our other K9's have a way of making every kid smile:)

Magic Valley Stampede at the Twin Falls County Fair.

UPDATE: 8/31/2018, 11:02 A.M. Good day everyone. WE ARE NOW OPERATING. Some updates have come through. We are now attempting to process all driver's license functions including testing. We have now processed a couple people and have managed to get it done. I don't know how quick the word will get out, but if you do attempt today, EXPECT LONGER WAITING PERIODS... it's been a little slow going. We will try to help people as quickly as possible. Thank you for your support, Lt. Doug Sugden