The Patrol Division is the uniformed section of the Police Department and consists of a Patrol Captain, six Patrol Sergeants, nineteen Patrol Officers, two K-9 Handlers and their K-9’s, two Traffic Officers, two Animal Safety Officers, one Animal Shelter Manager and one vehicle mechanic. Each of the Patrol shifts are typically commanded by a Sergeant with Patrol Officers assigned accordingly. This division operates 24 hours per day seven days a week. Read more for additional information.
Post Falls Police Department investigators continue to work on the homicide investigation.
Investigators attended the autopsy this morning, and continue to conduct interviews and process the evidence.
Probable cause was found today to support the charge of 1st degree Murder, Christopher Wayne Thompson (44 YOA) is being held on a 1,000,000.00 bond as a suspect in this case. Court documents may be available for viewing by contacting the court.
The victim in the homicide has been identified as 57 year old Deborah A. Willette of Post Falls Idaho.
No further information is forthcoming tonight.
According to the Idaho Transportation Department, October 1 marks the date for legal use of studded snow tires in Idaho. The season continues through April 30.
To help save lives on our roadways from impaired drivers this Fourth of July, The Post Falls Police Department is boosting their patrol throughout our community June 29 through July 12, 2013. Either driver sober or get pulled over.
The K9 Program was started in October 2009. Our first dog, Koda, was purchased in California where he and his handler received extensive patrol training. Koda is a male German Shepherd born in Czechoslovakia. He was brought to the United States just prior to the Post Falls Police Department acquiring him. Koda and his handler, Officer Bowne, train together almost daily to keep their skills current.
Definition of a Missing Person
A missing person includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:
A minor (person less than 18 years of age) who is missing voluntarily or involuntarily
An adult who
- may be in need of assistance
- may be the victim of a crime or foul play
- may be in need of medical attention
- has no pattern of running away or disappearing
- may be a involved parental abduction
- is mentally or physically impaired
The Post Falls Police Department unveiled new motorcycles this season, replacing the 2001 models currently on the street.
The Motor Division was added to the police department in 1996. At that time two 1989 Kawasaki KZ1000s were utilized by the department’s two motor officers. The 1989 models were then replaced in 2001 with new Kawasaki KZ1000s. Starting this summer officers began patrolling the city streets on two new 2010 Kawasaki Concours 14s.