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Honor Guard members represent IDOC at Provo officer’s funeral

Motorycles lined up for funeral

Members of the Idaho Department of Correction Honor Guard, Officers H. Packer and C. Fisher, made a humbling trip to Utah on Saturday.   

With the sounds of taps being played, and heads bowed in silence, they offered support for fallen Master Officer Joseph Shinners, his family and the Provo Police Department.  

Officer Shinners passed away from injuries received in the line of duty on January 5th  2019.  

Story published: 01/18/2019

Donation to Nampa Salvation Army

Craig Leigh, Case Manager, Nampa Community Reentry Center

Today, the men of the Nampa Community Reentry Center presented a check for $642.50 to the Nampa Salvation Army to extend their vital ministry and mission to the Nampa community! The men put together a donation drive during this past holiday season, and we are very proud and humbled by their generous gift!

Story published: 01/18/2019

New members of the Southern IDOC Honor Guard

Southern IDOC Honor Guard
Collin Young, Case Manager, Treasure Valley Reentry Center

On January 1, 2019, the Southern IDOC Honor Guard Team welcomed four new members to the team: Officer Pounds (ISCI); CCM Doucet (SBWCC); Cpl. Barrows (SICI); and Sgt. Novotny (IMSI). Each bring dynamic strengths to the team, which include dedication, professionalism, and a commitment to serve as Ambassadors of our Organization.

They participated in their first Honor Guard training, setting a foundation for future participation in ceremonies and events.

Story published: 01/18/2019

IMSI non-contact visiting cancelled

Visitation alert over logo

All non-contact visiting at Idaho Maximum Security Institution is cancelled through Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

Story published: 01/18/2019

No visiting at ISCC on Friday

Visitation alert over logo

Visiting is cancelled at Idaho State Correctional Center on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. 

Story published: 01/18/2019

Lead Probation & Parole Officer Clinton Blettner, Outstanding Alumni

Lead PPO Clinton Blettner's recognition
Brandon Williams, District Manager, District 1 Probation & Parole

December 2018: Lead PO Clinton Blettner was recognized as the Outstanding Alumni for the Fall of 2018 by Rocky Lewis, Director of Lewis & Clark State College in Coeur d'Alene. Clinton received this award out of approximately 15,000 alumni in the northern Idaho and eastern Washington areas. The award is presented to alumni who dedicate their time to civic, charitable, or social causes, and show the ability to motivate and enrich the lives of others.

Story published: 01/15/2019

SBWCC honors Spackman upon his retirement

Scott holds big plaque with warden
Spackman with Warden Noel Barlow-Hust
By LeeAnn Cochems, Correctional Case Manager, South Boise Women’s Correctional Center

South Boise Women’s Correctional Center celebrated the retirement of Food Service Supervisor Scott Spackman with a reception attended by many who he has mentored and befriended in his career.

Scott plans on spending his time when retired fishing and with his children and grandchildren. 

Scott began his service at ISCI in 1998 and quickly promoted to supervisor in which he ran the kitchen for twelve years until he saw “the light” and transferred to SBWCC in 2009. 

Story published: 01/09/2019

Orofino High School Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

honor guard members stand at attention
Photo taken by Stephanie Lichti
By Lt. Greg Heun, Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino

The North Region Honor Guard did their first performance at the annual Orofino High School’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.

Law Enforcement and Emergency Services people from North-central Idaho attended the event and were recognized, treated to snacks, a gift bag, and a half-time bombardment event where it was the students versus law enforcement (students won).

ICIO Warden Carlin received a nice email from Orofino Mayor, Ryan Smathers, who was in attendance.

Story published: 01/08/2019

North Region CNT Member Steps Down After 18 Years

Staff stand with Thomas for photo
Photo by Tara Mager
By Lt. Greg Heun, Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino

North Region Crisis Negotiation Team member Rob Thomas steps down from the team after 18 years.

Rob has spent most of his nearly 30 years with the IDOC on the CNT and wanted to make room for some ‘new blood’.

He was a valuable, knowledgeable, member that we will miss, said the north region team leader, Lieutenant Greg Heun.

In training, Heun also said, Rob would many times play a very believable angry hostage taker, making some of us wonder if he had some hidden personality, that contrasted his normal mellow demeanor.

Story published: 01/08/2019


Deputy Warden Amy Anderson presenting 20-year certificate to Lt. Dobler
Greg Heun, ICIO Lieutenant and ICIO In-the-field reporter

ICIO Deputy Warden Amy Anderson presented Lieutenant Nick Dobler his 20-year certificate. Over Nick's 20 years of service, he worked at ISCI, ISCC, and in 2015, he transferred to ICIO promoting to lieutenant and filling an open lieutenant spot at the facility.

Over the past few years he has spent a bit of time on night shift but in 2019 he will be seeing much more sun as the B-Days Shift Commander.

Story published: 01/04/2019
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