Jeff A. Lavey, Meridian PD
Chief Jeff Lavey started his law enforcement career in 1986 working for the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office and attended the Washington State Criminal Justice Basic Police Academy in Seattle. He left Whitman County as a Sergeant in 1997, and moved to Idaho. He briefly worked for Canyon County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy before Meridian hired him in November 1997.
Chief Lavey has held many assignments and ranks while working for Meridian Police including K-9 Officer, Field Training Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. He was appointed interim Chief in August 2007 and was formally appointed as the Chief for Meridian on February 1, 2008. Chief Lavey holds an executive certificate with Idaho POST and a bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Leadership through George Fox University. In addition, Chief Lavey is a graduate of the 240th session of the FBI National Academy.
The City of the Meridian has 87 sworn officers, 28 support personnel and over 60 volunteers that service our community.
Kevin Fuhr, Rathdrum PD
Chief Kevin J. Fuhr was appointed Chief of the Rathdrum Police Department in February of 2007 after serving nearly 15 years with the Adams County (WA) Sheriff’s Office. While serving Adams County, Chief Fuhr worked his way from patrol deputy to Undersheriff. In 2005 Chief Fuhr graduated from Central Washington University obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Chief Fuhr holds a Basic, Advanced and Executive certificate in Idaho and a First Level Supervisor, Middle Management and Executive certificate in Washington. He is also a graduate of the FBI Northwest Command College and graduated from the FBI National Academy session 224. Chief Fuhr is active in his community and also in his church, where he works with the youth and Boy Scouts. Chief Fuhr has been married to his lovely wife Emily since 1990 and together are raising their beautiful daughter Jordan. Chief Fuhr has been an active member of ICOPA since coming to Idaho serving as the Region 1 Vice President since 2007.
Mike Masterson, Boise PD
Chief Masterson came to the Boise Police Department in January of 2005 after 28 years with the Madison Police Department in Madison, Wisconsin. Chief Masterson has been invited to share his experiences with law enforcement organizations all over North America. He's authored numerous articles on leadership and quality improvement that have appeared in a variety of professional journals. He has served as an ICOPA Regional Vice-President since 2008.
Joe E Rice, Soda Springs PD
Chief Joe E. Rice joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1973. In 1974 he left Los Angeles for the beautiful City of Soda Springs, Idaho for a patrolman’s position. Working through the ranks, he was appointed Chief of Police in 2000. Chief Rice holds the Advanced, Management, and Executive Certificates for the State of Idaho. Chief Rice is active in his community, having served on various boards, and is a past-president of the Soda Springs Rotary Club. Chief Rice is a graduate of the FBI Command College, and the FBI National Academy session 181. Chief Rice is also a founding member of the Caribou County Drug Court. Prior to the appointment as President of the Idaho Chief’s Association, Chief Rice held positions of Vice-President, Secretary, and serves on the Governor appointed Medal of Honor Commission.
Ray Dalling, Aberdeen PD
Ray Dalling started his career in law enforcement in Salt Lake City in 1976. There, he worked patrol then investigations, serving in homicide, burglary and robbery squads. In 1982, he joined the SLCPD bomb squad and remained a certified explosives ordnance disposal technician until his retirement as the squad commander in 1998. In June of that year, he was appointed Chief of Police inAberdeen, Idaho. He obtained his Executive Certification from P.O. S.T in 2001. He has been an active member of ICOPA, serving as treasurer, secretary and vice president before being elected as president of ICOPA.
David E Kramer, Bonners Ferry PD
David Kramer was born and raised in North Idaho. He lives with his wife Andrea, and their Black Lab at Stampede Lake in Naples. Chief Kramer began his law enforcement career at the age of 16 as an Law Enforcement Explorer with the Boundary County Sheriffs Office until the age of 18 when he became a Reserve with the Sheriffs Office. Kramer attended the Criminal Justice program at North Idaho College and joined the Bonners Ferry Police Department in 1978. He has been the Police Chief for Bonners Ferry since 1988. He holds Idaho Advanced and Executive Certificates.
Chief Kramer is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, session #199, and served as President of the Montana & Idaho Chapter of FBINAA in 2006. He has also been very active in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, and participated as one of the Final Leg International Law Enforcement Torch Runners in 1993 that carried the Torch through Italy, Austria and Germany. He has also served as a deputy for the Attorney Generals Office major crimes task force in the past, and worked as an Intern at the former North Idaho Regional Crime Lab. Chief Kramer is an Instructor in the side-handle baton and has taught classes at several North Idaho Agencies.
Chief Kramer is the current President of the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club, and an active member of the Idaho Chiefs of Police and Boundary Search and Dive Rescue, where he serves as the Dive Team Leader. Idaho has been a great place to work in Law Enforcement, and we are fortunate of the quality of Officers and Law Enforcement Leaders in our State, it is humbling to be the President of such a great organization and group of people said Kramer.
William (Bill) Musser, Meridian PD
William (Bill) Musser was born and raised in Idaho. He lives in Meridian with his wife, Kim, and their daughter. He was appointed to the position of Chief of Police for the City of Meridian in 2003. His appointment came after serving 22 years with the Meridian Police Department, rising in the ranks from reserve officer to Captain. He holds Idaho POST Advanced and Executive Certificates.
Chief Musser has earned a Bachelors of Science and Associate degrees in Criminal Justice Administration from Boise State University and is currently working on a Masters of Justice Administration from Norwich University. He is also a graduate of the FBI NationalAcademy (184th session), the Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command (134th session) and numerous other law enforcement training programs.
Chief Musser is an active member of the Meridian Kiwanis, the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). He serves as an appointee to the Idaho Peace Officers and Standards (POST ) Council and is a board member for Drug Free Idaho, Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities, and Men Today and Men Tomorrow (MT2).
Mark Lockwood, Sandpoint PD
Michael L Johnson, Boise Airport PD
Appointed Airport Police Chief in September 2000, Chief Michael L. Johnson began his law enforcement career in June 1974 as a deputy sheriff for Boise County. In his career, he has served a number of positions including: Ada County Coroner, Ada County Commissioner, United States Marshal District of Idaho, and the National Highway Safety Board.
Chief Johnson attended Post Academy 31 Class 1976, holds a degree in criminal justice administration and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 129th session in 1982. He is also a graduate of the FBI Command College and the JFK School of Government for state and local officials. He holds an Advance and Executive certificate from the Idaho POST Academy.
Chief Johnson retired January 31st, 2007.
Johnson now serves on the Fourth Judicial District Magistrate Commission, and the Committee for Professional Responsibility, Idaho Board of Medicine.
Chief Johnson is the founder and past president of the Idaho Coroners Association and is past president of the Idaho-Oregon Peace Officer Association.
Clifford T. Hayes, Post Falls PD
Chief Hayes was hired in 1983 as a dispatcher for the Post Falls Police Department. He has moved through the ranks, holding the positions of Patrol Officer and Detective for the Department. In 1987 he was appointed to the position of Chief of Police for the City of Post Falls.
Under Chief Hayes’ command, the following programs have been implemented:
· Community Orientated Policing for Post Falls.
· OASIS (Officers and Advocates Sharing Intervention Services) program for victims of domestic violence and other crimes.
· D.A.R.E. Program in the elementary, middle and high schools
· School Resource Officer Program, which encompasses prevention, interaction and enforcement.
· Campus Police Officer Program which has put a full time Police Officer at the High School.
The City Council has appointed him as Acting City Administrator for the City on three different occasions, giving him the responsibility of overseeing the day to day operations of the City of Post Falls.
Chief Hayes was chosen to attend the National F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He successfully completed the 191st Session of this training, which ran from October through December of 1997.
R David Moore, Blackfoot PD
Chief Moore was hired by the City of Blackfoot on August 1, 1997 and has 27 years of Law Enforcement Experience. He came into a department that was understaffed and under equipped with no special programs. Since he was hired those circumstances have changed. Today there is a Bike Patrol unit, a Special Response Team, Cops and Kids program, Citizens Police Academy and Police As Community Teachers Program. The Blackfoot Police Department was the third agency in the State to be accredited by the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association.
Chief Moore has a Master’s Degree in Education from Idaho State University in Occupational Training Management and a Bachelor’s Degree from Idaho State University in Vocational and Technical Training Education with an emphasis in Law Enforcement Education. He has been active in the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association serving as it’s treasurer, vice president, and president. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Idaho Telecommunications System, the 911 Task Force, the Governor’s Coordinating Council for Families and Children, the Association of Idaho Cities Legislative Committee and participates on the Idaho State University Law Enforcement Program Advisory Committee.
In 2003 Chief Moore was trained as an assessor for WRICOPS, Western Regional Institute for Community Oriented Public Safety. He recently traveled to Washington State to conduct an assessment of the Ellensburg Police Department on their community-policing program.
Chief Moore is a true advocate for youth. He established the Blackfoot Youth Committee in January 1998. Today that Committee has become the Blackfoot/Bingham County Youth Coalition. The Coalition encompasses all of Bingham County and employs two Asset Builders.
As well as being fully committed to the Police Department, Chief Moore is very active in the Community. He is a Kiwanis member and Elks member serving as a Trustee with that organization, participating in most of their activities and service projects. He is involved with his local school district and several other groups and organizations.
Chief Moore is also a dedicated family man. Somehow he finds time to be with and support his family, often involving them in his “projects”.
Leland R. DeVore, Twin Falls PD
Lee began his law enforcement career in 1963 as a police officer for the Fullerton Police department, In Fullerton, California. He was promoted to sergeant in 1971, to lieutenant in 1977 and in 1986 was promoted to captain. Lee supervised and managed all 3 divisions of the police department during his tenure there.
He designed and administered the first Gang Detail and the departments Community Policing Program, which won an award as the best Crime Prevention Program in the state of California in 1991. Chief DeVore served as Interim Chief of Police before retiring from the Department in December 1994. He accepted the position as Chief of Police with the City of Twin Falls, Idaho on August 1, 1995, where he is presently serving.
Chief DeVore holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Police Administration from Cal State University, Long Beach, Ca; a Masters Degree in Management from Redlands University and is a graduate of the California Command College.
Affiliations: Chief DeVore is a member of (PERF) the Police Executive Research Forum, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Idaho Chiefs of Police Association and lifetime member of the California Peace Officers Association.
Lee has served as a presenter on community policing and organizational change for the Western Regional Community Policing Resource and Training Center of Oregon as well as for the Western Regional Institute for Community Oriented Public Safety (WRICOPS) from Washington State University. He currently serves on the Leadership Cadre for WRICOPS and is a member of the Executive Coordinating Committee. He was appointed by Governor Kempthorne to the POST Council (Peace Officers Standards and Training Council) in 1999, and serves as the Chairperson in 2001. He is a President of the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association.
He and his wife Barbara have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.
J Kent Livsey, Idaho Falls PD
Chief Kent Livsey began his law enforcement career in 1968 at the Salt Lake City Utah Police Department. Over the years, he served in all of the department’s major divisions and was promoted through the ranks to Assistant Chief of Police. He retired from the Salt Lake City Police Department as the Chief of Detectives in 1995.
Chief Livsey then moved to Idaho Falls and became Chief of the Idaho Falls Police Department the same year. During his tenure as chief, he has implemented proactive community policing programs including the Citizen’s Police Academy, Neighborhood Patrol Officer Program, Citizen’s Watch Patrol and Juvenile Impact Program, just to name a few.
Chief Livsey is a 1987 graduate of the FBI National Academy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and an Associate’s degree in Police Science from Weber State University.
Chief Livsey currently serves with the Idaho Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Legislative Committee, the Idaho Chief’s of Police Association, the Idaho Falls Domestic Violence Intervention Center and the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. Chief Livsey says, however, that his proudest affiliation is with the men and women of the Idaho Falls Police Department.
Cam Daggett, Sun Valley PD
Although the City of Sun Valley was incorporated in 1947 the Sun Valley Police Dept. was not developed until 1972. The first Chief of Police, Dude Cain, had been in charge of the resort security officers before transitioning to the City Police Dept. with some of his staff.
Cameron became a police officer for the City of Sun
Valley in 1974. This was his first law enforcement position. He had moved to Sun Valley to become a ski bum but could not pass up the employment opportunity offered by Dude Cain. His hard work and personal demeanor lead to being promoted through the ranks. He became the City’s second Chief of Police in 1986 upon Chief Cain’s retirement.
Cameron is a graduate of the 169th Session of the FBI National Academy. Chief Daggett was active in ICOPA holding positions of Treasurer and Secretary before becoming President. He represented Idaho Law Enforcement on a variety of committees and commissions in Idaho.
He trains search & rescue dogs for a hobby and is the Blaine County SAR K9 Commander. He is currently handling his 4th certified SAR K9.
Jerry Hubbs, American Falls PD
Jerry Rowland, Chubbuck PD
After returning from military service in Viet Nam and his Honorable Discharge from the United States Army, Chief Rowland was hired by the Chubbuck Police Department in July 1971. He graduated from Idaho POST Academy, class #10, in March 1972.
During his tenure with the Chubbuck Police Department, Chief Rowland held positions of patrol officer, patrol supervisor, detective and detective supervisor. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1987 and the
FBI Command College in 1991. Chief Rowland was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in September 1991. He held Advanced and Executive Certification through the Idaho POST Academy.
Chief Rowland was a key player in the drive to start up 911 service in the Pocatello/Chubbuck area. He was also instrumental in setting up a multi-agency child abuse task force that now serves as a model throughout the state. Chief Rowland was an active member in the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Rowland died May 22, 2002 after a lengthy battle with renal cancer.
Ed Parker, McCall PD
Lynn Harris, Pocatello PD
Bill Gordon, Meridian PD