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About the Sheriff’s Office

Established in 1893, the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting the lives, property, and rights of all people. The Office consists of approximately 150 employees that serve more than 87,000 residents. The Office assists the police departments of Pocatello, Chubbuck, and Inkom, and serves as the sole law enforcement agency for the communities of McCammon, Lava Hot Springs, Arimo, and Downey. In addition to patrol, the Office provides search and rescue services, jail services, driver’s licensing, concealed weapons permits, civil processes, and emergency dispatch. Among the BCSO’s many accomplishments is the fact that they were the first county within the State to introduce a dual purpose K-9 program.

 

5800 S. 5th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
Non-Emergencies: 208-236-7111
Administration: 208-236-7123
Detention (Jail): 208-236-7125

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Tony Manu

Tony Manu

Bannock County Sheriff

Sheriff Tony Manu was elected in November 2020 after spending 28 years as a deputy. Raised in Hawaii and California, Manu moved to Pocatello in 1986 to play football at Idaho State University. He joined the Office in 1992 as a detention deputy and worked his way through the ranks. In his role as Sheriff, Manu is emphasizing improving the services the Office provides, specifically mental health and medical services for people in the detention center.

Mission Statement

The Bannock County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people. We are dedicated to maintain order, and enforce the laws. We are responsible for the professional care and custody of those confined in our jail, the security of our courts, and the prompt investigation of crime when it occurs. We believe crime prevention is a principle goal; we will pursue those who commit crime. Our highest priority is the protection of human life and to ensure the safety and well being of the men and women of the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office.

It is our mission to improve and maintain the quality of life we enjoy and ensure that our county is a safe place to live, work, and visit. We are wholly and completely dedicated to this mission, the county we serve, and accept the responsibility of attaining our goal of achieving excellence within our profession. We understand the integrity of this Office must never be compromised, and we will constantly strive to reach the highest standards of honesty and honor. We will lead by example, and realize it is essential that we are willing and able to assist other area law enforcement agencies to enhance the safety and quality of life for all. Service is the primary purpose of our profession.

The Bannock County Sheriff’s Office will strive to accomplish this mission by setting goals and objectives and practicing the principles of this organization.

Bannock County Sheriff’s Office Operating Principles

Integrity… Being honest, trustworthy, truthful, loyal, ethical, and fair in all of our personal and professional conduct.

Nurturing… We empower our employees to be caring, compassionate, and kind.

Service… Earn trust of the community and others through commitment, dedication, and fairness.

Professionalism… in our actions, conduct, and job performance. Constantly striving for ever-rising standards through training, education, and personal growth.

Innovation… Our vision to be proactive through forward thinking and open-mindedness.

Respect… We will treat all people and each other with dignity, courtesy, tolerance, and sympathetic listening.

Excellence… in everything we do. Seeking to improve and excel always.

Bannock County Driver's License Division

Located at the Sheriffs office at 5800 S. 5th Ave, Pocatello ID.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (We stop testing at 4:00PM)

Closed Fridays and all Federal Holidays.
Phone: 208-236-7258

Online Driver’s License Services From the State of Idaho

How much does it cost to get/renew a driver’s License?
4- Years ——$35.00
8- Years——-$60.00
CDL ————$40.00
18 Yr Old——$30.00
Duplicate——$20.00
Add ID’s——-$15.00

How much does the test cost?
1st time testing is: $9.50 for the written (Class D)        $11.50
$17.50 for the road test (Class D)                                $28.50

My license is suspended, what do I do to reinstate?
My drivers license?
Call Boise at 208-334-8735

What do out-of-staters need to switch their licenses?
State CERTIFIED birth certificate or valid passport with any CERTIFIED name change documents (marriage or adoption)
(Proof of residency is power bill, phone bill, water bill, electric bill, or rental agreement)

What do I need for drivers training?
You have to take drivers training between the ages of 14 1/2 and 17.
You will need the following items for your driver’s training permit.

  1. Original birth certificate.
  2. Verification of compliance (this is a letter you get from your school office)
  3. Photo id (yearbook, or school activity card or passport)
  4. Social security number
  5. Parent listed on the birth certificate must come in to obtain the permit with you, with their identification or driver’s license.

If I’m seventeen do I have to take Drivers training?
You can come in with the same documents needed for  drivers training and take a written test. Then you have two options.
A. Do a road test and get your license issued.
B. Purchase a permit which allows someone 18 or older, who has an Idaho driver’s license to teach you how to drive. This permit is good for six months, anytime within that six months you do a road test and come back to our office where we will issue an Idaho driver’s license.            21 or older

What is needed for foreign visitors to obtain an Idaho license or ID card?
If you have:
Permanent resident card:
You need your card and your residency, and your  social security number.
Passport with United States visa:
You need your passport and your social security number (or a denial letter from the social security office) and your proof of residency.
 If you are a student:
Passport, social security card (or denial letter from social security office)
I-20, I-94, proof of residency. (If your I-20 has not been stamped you must get a letter from the school)

Driver’s License Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to renew a driver’s license?

4- years —– $30.00
8- years——$55.00
CDL———–$40.00
18 yr old—–$25.00
Duplicate—$15.00

What hours are you open?
Monday thru Thursday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (We stop testing at 4 pm)

How much does the test cost?
1st time testing is: $9.50 for the written (Class D)
$17.50 for the road test (Class D)

My license is suspended, what do I do to reinstate?
My drivers license?
Call Boise at 208-334-8735

What do out-of-staters need to switch their licenses?
They need to bring in their out of state driver’s license and their proof of residency.
(Proof of residency is power bill, phone bill, water bill, electric bill, or rental agreement)

What do I need for drivers training?
You have to take drivers training between the ages of 14 1/2 and 17.
You will need the following items for your driver’s training permit.

  1. Original birth certificate.
  2. Verification of compliance (this is a letter you get from your school office)
  3. Photo id (yearbook, or school activity card or passport)
  4. Social security number
  5. Parent listed on the birth certificate must come in to obtain the permit with you, with their identification or driver’s license.

If I’m seventeen do I have to take Drivers training?
You can come in with the same documents needed for  drivers training and take a written test. Then you have two options.
A. Do a road test and get your license issued.
B. Purchase a permit which allows someone 18 or older, who has an Idaho driver’s license to teach you how to drive. This permit is good for six months, anytime within that six months you do a road test and come back to our office where we will issue an Idaho driver’s license.

What is needed for foreign visitors to obtain an Idaho license or ID card?
If you have:
Permanent resident card:
You need your card and your residency, and your  social security number.
Passport with United States visa:
You need your passport and your social security number (or a denial letter from the social security office) and your proof of residency.
 If you are a student:
Passport, social security card (or denial letter from social security office)
I-20, I-94, proof of residency. (If your I-20 has not been stamped you must get a letter from the school)

Records

Records is responsible for processing the criminal complaints created by the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office. These consist of arrests, citations, and complaints.

General Information

Office Hours:  7 am -6 pm Monday – Thursday

Fees:  
Reports:  $1.00 per report
Fingerprints: $5.00 per card
Sex Offenders: $80.00 (Annual registration, No cost on address change)

Any questions, please contact us at 208-236-7123

Found Property/Evidence Return

Call to make appointment at 208-236-7123

Concealed Weapons Permits

For questions on coverage or rules and regulations
State of Idaho Concealed Weapons Permit FAQs
or
USACARRY.com – Open and Concealed Carry Website

The cost for concealed weapons permits

New:  $56.10
Renewal: $37.85 permits 90 days past expiration $10.00 additional charge
Duplicate:  $2.85 

Permits are good for 5 years

 

Police Services

Patrol Services

Our Patrol Division consists of 22 deputies, who provide twenty-four hour law enforcement services to all the unincorporated areas of the County and to four (4) contracted municipalities. Patrol areas amount to 1142 square miles, with a total county population of approximately 83,000. In addition, some patrol officers belong to our STAR (Special Tactics and Response)Team, and have received special training to handle hostage and other high risk incidents. Bannock County Sheriff’s Department started a rural Mountain Bike Patrol Unit, which we use to patrol areas within the County where instances make it more advantageous to use bicycles rather than patrol cars.

Interdiction Unit

In an effort to reduce crime and to provide a safe environment for citizens and visitors of Bannock County, the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office employs a criminal interdiction unit which consists of specially trained patrol deputies, narcotic detectives and canine handlers. These officers are given the specific duty to patrol the interstate system, county roadways and towns in a combined effort to detect and apprehend the drug traffickers and other criminal offenders that utilize the roadways of Bannock County.

Bike Patrol

Bannock County’s bike patrol was started in the early 1990’s, with two bikes. They quickly proved to be a very efficient and effective way to patrol the small towns and large residential areas of both northern and southern Bannock County. The officers found that they were more approachable by the public, which allowed for more informal interactions and contributed to our commitment to community policing and the working partnership we share with the people of Bannock County. The duties of the bike patrols have expanded to include special events, large gatherings, youth education, park patrols, crowd control, traffic enforcement, extra patrol in high crime areas, these are just a few of the things they do.

Detectives

The BCSO Detective Division has 8 trained detectives working felony cases. We also have one detective who works directly with the Department of Health & Welfare in investigating child abuse cases. Our Department was an active participator in developing a multi-agency approach to child abuse investigation, which included creating a special interview room used exclusively for the interviewing of child abuse victims. Our protocol has been used as a model program for the State of Idaho.

K9 Program

K-9s (police service dogs) are a tremendous asset for law enforcement. Since the introduction of service dogs into Bannock County in 1989, these dogs have repeatedly shown their use as a locating tool. As a result of the K-9s, thousands of dollars in illegal drugs and drug money have been taken off the streets in Bannock County.

Search and Rescue

Bannock County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue is a Specialized Emergency Response Team.  This division is made up entirely of volunteers serving Bannock County who are on call 24/7. While we are not paid, we are none the less professionals and conduct ourselves as such. We each share in the pride of our unit’s excellent performance, and service to the citizens of Bannock County.

Southeast Idaho Special Tactics And Response (STAR)

The Southeast Idaho Special Tactics and Response (STAR) Team was originally formed in 1979 with five team members from the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office.  The team responded to critical incidents throughout Southeast Idaho for many years, and eventually consisted of seventeen certified and highly trained officers.

In January of 2009, seven Sheriff’s in Southeast Idaho signed a Memorandum of Understanding, and policy and procedure manual which expanded the STAR Team’s personnel to thirty-two members, with a response area of seven counties.

Southeast Idaho MapThe STAR Team responds and handles critical incidents that require special training, and experience.  These incidents consist of, but are not limited to, the following: barricaded gunmen/hostage incidents, high risk search or arrest warrants, active shooter incidents, civil disobedience or crowd control, and dignitary/VIP protection.

The team consists of tactical team leaders, hostage negotiators, entry or immediate action team members, and sniper/observers.  All of the team members have attended basic swat school and have received specialized training for their assignment on the team.  The team also utilizes special equipment to assist with the resolution of critical incidents.

Detention Center Information

Our Detention Division consists of 62 highly trained deputies with the Uniformed Detention Deputies being Idaho POST Certified. We have several deputies that are POST Certified Instructors in various fields that take care of the majority of our training and certification needs in-house.

In 1955, a new jail was built to house 72 inmates. It provided almost 40 years of service before inmate population growth demanded that a new larger facility be constructed. This new modern facility, the current one, was constructed in 1994 housing 264 inmates. We implemented several direct supervision housing units within the new facility which was a new approach for the staff.

With continuing inmate population growth we have double-bunked several cells to meet the growth demand.  In June 2017 we double bunked 10 cells in C-Pod Female.  In January 2018 we double bunked 10 cells in D-Pod.  In July 2019 we double bunked 4 cells in C-Pod Disciplinary, 4 cells in C-Pod Maximum, and added 2 bunks to Large E.  In December 2019 we double bunked 4 cells in D-Pod, 8 cells in C-Pod Disciplinary, 4 cells in C-Pod Maximum, and 4 cells in C-Pod Medium.  In February 2020 we double bunked 16 cells in D-Pod. We were fortunate the original construction of the facility in 1994 allowed us to double bunk these cells and still be within Idaho Jail Standards.  Our current rated capacity is 330 inmates.

In June 1993 the Detention Division developed a specialized program called SCILD (Sheriff/Commissioner’s Inmate Labor Detail) Team, made up of low-risk inmates who provided community service work rather than spending time in jail. This program provided more beds for those who need confinement due to the nature of the crime committed and at the same time provided a great service to the community by completing clean up and service projects. Due to the inmate population growth and double bunking we had higher staffing demands in the detention facility so we were forced to dismantle this program in 2017 to utilize the staff in the detention facility.  Our hopes are to someday re-implement the program.

In November 2016 we were the first adult detention facility in the State of Idaho to become PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) complainant.  We continue to maintain our compliancy as we were certified compliant after our second audit December 2019.

Included in our Detention Division is DART (Detention Automatic Response Team), composed of specialty trained Detention Officers who perform the tactical operations of the facility including cell extractions, riot/disorder control, and cell searches for hidden contraband and weapons. Our office was the first in the state to develop this type of team.  We have a specialty trained Detention Division Investigation Team that conducts the majority of the investigations within the facility including assault, contraband conveyance, and PREA allegations to name a few. These investigations are instrumental and have drastically reduced the detective’s work load as previously they conducted all detention investigations.  The team averages approximately 65 investigations a year. We also have a well-rounded and experienced FTO (Field Training Officer) Program that work very hard training our new staff to meet the high and stressful demands of the facility.

We are very proud of and admire all of the staff for their continued dedication, professionalism and integrity. We know they will always do their utmost best providing service and protection to the inmates, public, and one another.

Visitor Information Handbook – Please read before communicating with an inmate!

Go to Securus.com to set up a visitation account.

Bail Bond Information

Post a Bond for someone at the Sheriff’s Office or call 208-236-7125.

Bannock County Incidents Reports

See our FACEBOOK page

Current Jail Inmate list (XML)

Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards

Prison Rape Elimination Act – Compliance and Investigations

Prison Rape Elimination Act – PREA Auditor’s Final Summary Report 11/09/16

Prison Rape Elimination Act – PREA Auditor’s Final Summary Report 12/03/19

911 Dispatch

The Bannock County Emergency Communications Center currently consists of seven full time, highly trained, and experienced dispatchers. The 911 Administrator is Capt. Scott Ames, who also supervises the Driver’s License Bureau.

Our center is responsible for all 911 calls outside the city limits of Chubbuck and Pocatello in the Bannock County area. We dispatch for several volunteer fire departments including, Pocatello Valley, Inkom, McCammon, Lava, Arimo and Downey Fire Districts. Additionally, we provide emergency communications for the Bannock County Search and Rescue Unit, and the Inkom Police Department. We also provide services as needed to several other agencies such as the U. S. Forest Service, BLM, U. S. Marshals, Misdemeanor Probation, and Juvenile Probation, to name just a few. Generally, we handle about 190,000 calls per year, which would include approximately 32.000 E-911 calls.

The Bannock County E-911 Center handles calls for service for law enforcement and fire, but we have a county-wide EMS system which is administered by Pocatello dispatch; so when we receive any calls for medical assistance, the call is immediately transferred to Pocatello dispatch. If possible we try to stay on line to determine if a Bannock County Deputy needs to assist with the call. Additionally, any calls for fires north of Chubbuck city boundaries, and south of Pocatello city boundaries are immediately dispatched. We also route calls to the Idaho State Police and other agencies when we receive calls within their jurisdiction and expertise.

Civil Services

Bannock County Civil   –  Email: civil@bannockcounty.us | Phone: 208-236-7195 | Fax: 208-236-7190

Our office provides service of civil & court documents such as:

Summons & Petition |Summons & Complaint | Summons, Claim & Answer | Garnishments (wage & bank)| 3 Day/30 Day Eviction Notice | Evictions | Subpoena | Protection Order | No Contact Order

All services must be prepaid before service. Most services are $50.00. Please see our full list of services provided along with the fee schedule here.

We accept: cash, cashier’s check, money order, business check, or credit/debit cards. We cannot accept personal checks. All card transactions are charged 3% + $1.00.

Per Idaho Code 31-2211 the Sheriff’s Office & its deputies cannot act without written instructions.

Our physical address:
Bannock County Sheriff’s Office
(Lobby of the Jail–smaller window to the left)
5800 S 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204
(use for FedEx & UPS)

Our mailing address:

Bannock County Sheriff’s Office
ATTN: Civil
PO Box 4666
Pocatello, ID 83205

Evictions

Cost: $300

In most cases, tenants have 72 hours once judgement is rendered. If tenants do not leave, the landlord can remove and dispose of property left behind. HOUSE BILL NO. 461

For Landlord/Tenant information and protection you may refer to guidelines published by the Attorney General State of Idaho office. http://www.ag.idaho.gov/consumer-protection/consumer-manuals/

Legal Aid may be able to help tenants or landlords with questions regarding the legal aspect of evictions.  208-233-0079 http://www.idaholegalaid.org

Garnishments

Cost: $50.00  (separate $7.00 check made to the bank for bank garnishments)

Must include:

  • Writ – original + 2 copies
  • Judgement – 3 copies
  • Self addressed stamped envelope addressed to the defendant
  • Notice/Interrogatories
  • Claim of Exemption Form (2 copies for bank garnishments)

Subject to State and Federal Wage Garnishment Laws, to withhold not more than 25% of disposable earnings. http://www.dol.gov/whd/garnishment/   (FACT SHEET #30)

Sheriff’s Sales

Bannock County Sheriff’s sales may be posted in the Idaho State Journal, Post Offices and other public places within the precinct of the property to be sold. Call our office at 208-236-7197 with any questions regarding these sales.

Other useful links

Landlord/Tenant  http://www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/forms/housing

Small Claims  http://www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/forms/claims

Courthouse Security

Bannock County Court Marshals                              Concealed Weapons Detection

The goal of the Bannock County Court Marshals and Concealed Weapons Detection team is to protect the employees, assets, information, integrity, reputation and operations of the Bannock County Courthouse.

We strive for professionalism, collaboration and respect for employees and the public.

Entrances to the Bannock County Courthouse are located on Center St. and on 6th street.

When entering the Bannock County Courthouse, consider bringing only the paperwork needed to do your business. Cellphones are allowed in the courthouse however, it is recommended that you leave all electronics, backpacks and oversized bags in your vehicle to make entry into the courthouse as smooth and easy as possible. No guns, knives, pepper spray or personal weapons of any kind are allowed in the courthouse. Any guns, ammo, holsters or ammo pouches must be locked up in your vehicle and are not allowed in the lock boxes.

You will be asked to clear through a concealed weapons detector. The detector does not put out any kind of harmful rays. It will not hurt a pregnant person or interrupt a heart pacemaker. A CWD team member will instruct you to walk through the weapons detector. If something has been detected, you will be directed to remove anything metal, magnetic or electronic from your person and place it on a counter. You may be asked to walk through the weapons detector multiple times or open bags or purses to confirm the removal of any items in question. When you have cleared the weapons detector, the door to the courthouse will unsecure for you to enter.

If you use a wheelchair, baby stroller or have a difficult time with stairs, please use the ADA compliant ramp located at the east door of the building off of 6th street.

For your convenience, you can drop your payments in the drive-up drop-box located on East Center St. This box is checked once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

Due to the pandemic, the courthouse may be operating on reduced capacity. Courts may use kiosks or zoom hearings in lieu of in-person hearings or you may be asked to wear a mask or socially distance in some areas of the courthouse.

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Bannock County Crime Tip Form

If your tip is about an emergency please call 911!

You can report non-emergency tips by calling  208-236-7111

Use our Crime Tip Form below to report illegal activity that you observe. The information you provide will help us successfully respond to these illegal activities. Please complete as much of the form as possible. You may submit this form as often as is necessary. Please complete a separate form for each location and/or suspect that you wish to provide information about.

The information you submit will be forwarded to a Bannock County Detective for further investigation and enforcement. Investigators may contact you for additional information if you wish. If you choose to remain anonymous, however, be assured that the information you provide will be acted upon.

All information will be held in STRICT CONFIDENCE. To remain anonymous simply leave your contact information blank. Thank you for helping us help keep you safe! *Please fill all the required fields.  If it doesn’t apply to your report just enter “None”.  We can’t help if we don’t know where the crime occurred or who was involved.

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Location

Bannock County Sheriff & Detention Center

5800 S. 5th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
Non-Emergencies: 208-236-7111
Administration: 208-236-7123
Detention (Jail): 208-236-7125

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Directory & Contact

Non-Emergencies 208-236-7111

Emergency Services 208-236-7104

Administration 208-236-7123
sheriff@bannockcounty.us

Civil Division 208-236-7195

Detention Service / Jail 208-236-7125

Records Bureau 208-236-7119

Search and Rescue 208-236-7184

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Bannock County Courthouse

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Pocatello, Idaho 83201

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