The Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office Mission Statement 

The mission of the Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office is to to maintain the quality of life of our citizens through safeguarding individual liberties and Constitutional rights, building community partnerships through transparency and education, crime prevention, and resolving crimes that occur. As an organization, we are dedicated to achieving our vision through responsive and innovative leadership that is both transparent and accountable to the community. We are committed to this mission and conduct our responsibilities toward a goal of excellence and with dedication to the community we serve.

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.


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19th Annual Leroy Breshears Memorial Kids Fishing Derby


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.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 128
Murphy, ID 83650

20381 State Highway 78
Murphy, ID 83650

Phone: 208-495-1154

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Sheriff Larry Kendrick

Chief Deputy Steve Crawford

James Vincent, Jail Administrator

Kenneth Hoagland, Patrol Sargent

Brook Russell, Civil Deputy