Saturday, February 22, 2014

I.S.P. sworn to protect and serve mark milestone with 75th Anniversary

Published: Feb 21, 2014
LEWISTON, ID - 75-years ago Thursday, Idaho State Police became an official Law Enforcement Agency.

Reporter Sophia Miraglio has the story as she celebrates with Idaho's finest.

"We believe if we celebrate the past that adds to success in the future," said Idaho State Police Captain, Lonnie Richardson.

On February 20,1939 the Idaho State Police became the new law enforcement agency sworn to protect and serve those traveling on Idaho's roadways. 

"We have a reputation of going out of our way treating the public fairly kindly, compassionately and that's on of the things that made me want to join the Idaho State Police," said Idaho State Police Lieutenant, Allen J.Oswald.

And for 27-thousand 390-days key values like those have remained the same, transformation is key to the agencies longevity. 

"The changes have been extraordinary," said Captain Richardson. "I started out with a car with no prisoner cage in it, no bullet proof vest."   read full story...

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