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U.S. Attorney Hurwit and Law Enforcement Partners Jointly Release Public Service Announcement in Recognition of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

BOISE – Today, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit, along with the Idaho Sheriffs Association, the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association, the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police, and the Idaho State Police, released a public service announcement, available here, in recognition of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  The PSA highlights the wonderful collaboration that Idaho’s law enforcement community enjoys with each other and the impact that community support has on law enforcement as a whole.  This PSA showcases Idaho’s natural beauty and the peace and prosperity of its communities.  A short version of the PSA is available here.

City Pocatello Police Chief Roger Schei (Past President of the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association President), Clearwater County Sheriff Chris Goetz (President of the Idaho Sheriffs Association), Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police Chief Sam Abrahamson, and Idaho State Police Director Colonel Kedrick Wills, and U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit participated in the filming of this PSA.  Together, they highlight the strong law enforcement partnerships in Idaho and law enforcement’s commitment to keeping Idaho a safe and wonderful place to call home or visit.

“Like our state, Idaho law enforcement is strong,” said U.S. Attorney Hurwit.  “But we all share in the responsibility of creating safe and supportive communities.  So we invite you to be a part of our team by respecting and supporting our officers in uniform.  Together we will ensure that Idaho continues to offer peace and tranquility for all.”

"Law enforcement partnerships in Idaho are the bedrock of our commitment to ensuring that the Gem State remains safe for everyone,” said Colonel Kedrick Wills, Director of the Idaho State Police.  “The collaboration between agencies reflects our collective dedication to upholding the values of safety, security, and community well-being."

U.S. Attorney Hurwit expressed his gratitude to all the law enforcement agencies who partnered in sharing this message and to law enforcement throughout the entire state who are committed to safeguarding our comminutes and achieving justice through their hard work and professionalism.

If you have a tip or information about crime in your community, please visit  or contact local law enforcement in your community.

We Salute You. Law Enforcement Appreciation Day January 9th.




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Updated January 9, 2024

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