Twin Falls Police Department

  • Agency: Twin Falls Police Department
  • Address: 356 Third Ave. E., Twin Falls, 83303 ID
  • Chief: Brian M Pike (Chief of Police)
Phone: (208) 735-4357
Fax: (208) 733-0876

Twin Falls Police Department is located at 356 Third Ave. E., Twin Falls, 83303 ID. The Chief of Police of the department is Brian M Pike. The Twin Falls Police Department phone number is (208) 735-4357.

Twin Falls Police Department News

The search warrant has been served without incident and the public can resume normal traffic on Filer Avenue East at this time. The Twin Falls Police Department is in the process of serving a search warrant in the 400 block of Filer Avenue East. We are asking the community to avoid this area if possible for the time being.

One of our favorites this past Halloween. A future TFPD officer??

Congratulations Officer Eaton! Powell Eaton was hired by the Twin Falls Police Department on January 9, 2017, as a full-time Police Officer. Powell was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. He graduated from Lighthouse Christian High School. He attended and graduated from the College of Southern Idaho’s Law Enforcement Program. Powell began his law enforcement career with the Rupert Police Department in April 2008. He served that Department until he was hired by the TFPD. Powell has served in the Idaho Army National Guard since November 2011. Officer Eaton currently serves in the Patrol Division and as a Field Training Officer. Officer Eaton was awarded his POST Basic Certification in September 2009 and his Intermediate Certification in October 2014. It is with great pleasure that we present Powell with his Advanced Certification from the State of Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.

Congratulations Officer Kraft! Tyler Kraft was hired by the Twin Falls Police Department on June 13, 2016, as a full-time Police Officer. Tyler was born in San Diego, California. He graduated from Oak Glen High School in Valley Center, California. Tyler attended BYU-Idaho where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Tyler successfully attended and graduated from the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Patrol Academy, Session 187, in 2016. He was awarded his POST Basic Patrol Certification on March 6, 2017. It is with great pleasure that we present Tyler with the Intermediate Certification from the State of Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.

Congratulations Officer Ehardt! Christopher Ehardt was hired by the Twin Falls Police Department on May 14, 2012, as a full-time Police Officer. Chris was born in Idaho Falls and grew up in Shelley, Idaho. He attended the Idaho State University Law Enforcement Program and graduated in May 2012. Chris is currently assigned to the Strategic Traffic Accident Reduction (STAR) Team and is a member of the Crisis Negotiation Unit. Chris has also served on the Department’s Awards Committee and is currently serving on the Police Leadership Team. Officer Ehardt was awarded his POST Basic Patrol Certification on April 17, 2013. It is with great pleasure that we present Chris with the Intermediate Certification from the State of Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.

Congratulations Officer Lilic! Salko Lilic was hired by the Twin Falls Police Department on March 14, 2016, as a full-time Police Officer. Salko was born in Bosnia in 1991. The war in Bosnia took place from 1992 through 1995, which made life very complicated. Salko lost his father in that war. Salko, his mother and one of his sisters came to Twin Falls on February 12, 2002, to join some aunts and uncles who were already living here. One of his sisters lives in Bosnia and another sister lives in Australia. Salko graduated from Twin Falls High School. He went on to further his education at the College of Southern Idaho where he attained Associate’s Degrees in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. In 2016, Salko received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boise State University. Salko attended POST Basic Patrol Academy, Session 186, and graduated on June 3, 2016. He was awarded his POST Basic Patrol Certification in November 2016. It is with great pleasure that we present Salko with the Intermediate Certification from the State of Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.

Congratulations Officer Campbell! Tyler Campbell was hired by the Twin Falls Police Department on May 19, 2014, as a full-time Police Officer. Tyler was born in Boise, Idaho. He and his family moved to Florida when he was in the fifth grade and return to Idaho during his junior year of high school. Tyler graduated from Fruitland High School. Tyler attended the Idaho State University Law Enforcement Academy and graduated in May 2014. Tyler was awarded his POST Basic Patrol Certification in January 2015. It is with great pleasure that we present Tyler with the Intermediate Certification from the State of Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.

Congratulations Officer Batteiger! Elisha Batteiger was hired by the Twin Falls Police Department on January 9, 2017, as a full-time Police Officer. Elisha was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated from James Irwin High School in 2004. Elisha served in the Army Reserves from 2004 to 2013. During that time, he was deployed to Iraq in 2006 and Afghanistan in 2011. While serving, he also managed to further his education by attending Pikes Peak Community College. Elisha’s law enforcement career began when he left the Army Reserves and became an El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy in Colorado Springs in 2013. He worked there until coming to the TFPD in 2017. Elisha serves in the Patrol Division and is a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Elisha was awarded his State of Idaho POST Basic Patrol Certification in October 2017. It is with great pleasure that we present Elisha with the Intermediate Certification from the State of Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.

During tonights City Council meeting Shayne Nope was sworn in as the Twin Falls City Attorney. Congratulations!

Crisis Intervention Training The Twin Falls Police Department, Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office, Region Five Adult Mental Health and St. Luke’s Magic Valley have partnered together to provide a 40-hour training course for first responders in Crisis Intervention. The training covers signs and symptoms of mental illness, communication and de-escalation techniques, and resources for people experiencing mental crisis. Six agencies from the Magic Valley have sent personnel to attend this training. The training began on Monday November 5, 2018, at St. Luke’s and will last through Friday November 12, 2018. Lieutenant Terry Thueson said, “Crisis Intervention training is a very important topic for Law Enforcement to have access to. We are very appreciative of our partners who have helped ensure this type of training is available and occurring locally. One of our organizational goals it to help all our sworn employees receive this training to further their understanding of mental health and to develop stronger skills for helping people who may be experiencing mental health crisis.” Further Inquiries can be directed to Sergeant Dusty Solomon at (208) 735-7206 or Michelle Bartlome at (208) 814-0015. https://www.tfid.org/CivicAlerts/SingleAlertItem?alertID=967

S/Sgt Fustos presents Officer Batteiger with his Official Oath of Office which he signed when he was swore in as a police officer. After our first year of service at TFPD, it has become tradition to present each officer their Oath, to remind them of their duties and commitments to our community.

23:30 hours - Night shift started with numerous calls for service and unable to conduct a shift briefing. S/Sgt Fustos requested the squad return to the station to have a brief.

23:04 hours - Officer Barzee assisting K9 Officer Christensen on traffic stop.

21:47 hours - Officer Barzee dispatched to police department lobby to take a report from a citizen.

20:47 hours Officer Barzee arrives at police department, dispatched to contact a citizen in reference to found property.

After clearing a call for service, Officer Comeau explains her trick-or-treat strategies of the evening.

Update: 20:46 hours - Checked establishment. No fight occurring. Patrons state there are no issues. Units cleared. 20:33 hours - Police units dispatch to local bar establishment in reference to physical fight.

20:24 hours Officer Barzee dispatched to make phone contact with citizen reference a suspicious person complaint. Officer Barzee finds area to pull off roadway and park to contact them.

Numerous trick-or-treaters walking in our neighborhoods this Halloween. Please use caution when driving in our neighborhoods tonight.

Update: 19:44 hrs - 8 year old spider has been located and reunited with family. Units clear. 19:29 hours. Units have been dispatched looking for an 8 year old, dressed as a spider, trick-or-treater that has been separated from his group. Units in the area searching.

Update: 19:13 hrs Officers checked the area for subject and cleared. No attempted burglary only subject in the yard. 18:50 hrs Officer Barzee and assisting units being dispatched to a attempted burglary. Suspect jumped fence is now fleeing the area. Police units searching.

10/31/218 18:43 hours. 1238 Officer Barzee checking the accuracy of his radar unit. We plan to patrol the neighborhood’s and monitor vehicle speeds and pedestrians out truck-or-treating in between calls for service.

1238 10-8 Update: 18:38 hours - Child has been located and now reunited with family. 10/31/2018 18:15 hours Virtually ride-along tonight with 1238 Officer Eric Barzee. We are headed to assist with a missing child call.