Owyhee County Sheriff
The Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office currently employs 12 full time and 2 part time patrol deputies. Because of their varied duties, each deputy is required to be trained for many different job requirements. Each patrol deputy must complete the 10 week POST Basic Patrol Academy. In addition they are required to complete a 5 week FTO training period, complete 40 hours per year of additional training and numerous other training and certification courses.
The county is divided into two basic areas -North and South. The North is comprised of the towns of Marsing and Homedale to Murphy. The South end is comprised of the Grand View and Bruneau areas to Riddle and the Three Creek area.
Two part time deputies are Marine Deputies. Along with the POST Basic Patrol Academy they must also be certified at the POST Marine Deputy Academy. A contract with Idaho Power pays for the cost of the entire program.
The Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office also contracts for law enforcement duties with the City of Marsing for 1 1/3 officers. Owyhee County picks up the rest. Homedale City has their own Police Department.
The Sheriff’s Office employs a back country deputy who is responsible for patrolling the remote areas of Owyhee County.
The Sheriff’s Office also employs and administrative secretary whose duties also include the Civil Division, one Patrol Sergeant, one Investigative Sergeant, and a Chief Deputy whose responsibility is to act for the Sheriff if the Sheriff is unavailable working other issues.
Meet the Owyhee County Sheriff Team
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Prescription Drug Drop OFF/Disposal
Owyhee County Sheriffs Office and Homedale Police Department are now accepting prescription drugs that the public would like to dispose of. These items can be dropped off at Owyhee County Sheriffs office in Murphy (20381 Hwy 78, Murphy) or Homedale Police Department (31 W Wyoming, Homedale). For more information on this program go to www.dea.gov.
The BLM will begin aerial spraying of herbicides in the Soda Fire area Oct. 5 thru 21st. They are requesting people stay out of the active spray areas during this time. (if you see a plane spraying, do not go into that area)
Military Training to be Conducted in Owyhee County’s Hunt Unit 40 Mandatory Read
ABOUT OWYHEE COUNTY DISPATCH CENTER:
Owyhee County 9-1-1 Dispatch center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by dedicated, well trained and professional dispatchers. They are a wonderful group of people who work diligently to provide the very best assistance in crisis situations. Combined with upgraded systems and equipment, they are able to help in virtually any emergency.
Christine Ballard, 9-1-1 Coordinator 208-495-1154 ext. 101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheriffs Ride Along Release of Liability Form: