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Lt. Col. Ked Wills next ISP chief

Idaho State Police Lt. Col. Kedrick “Ked” Wills has been named the next director of the Idaho State Police, to succeed Col. Ralph Powell when he retires July 2 after 34 years with the ISP. Gov. Butch Otter announced the decision on Wednesday; Wills will be promoted to colonel as part of his promotion.

Otter appoints Ked Wills to lead Idaho State Police

Idaho State Police Lt. Col. Kedrick “Ked” Wills has been named the next director of the Idaho State Police, to succeed Col. Ralph Powell when he retires July 2 after 34 years with the ISP.

Justices side with police in California shooting case

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with sheriff’s deputies in a legal dispute stemming from 2010, when an innocent couple was shot while California deputies searched for a wanted man.

In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

Carfentanil and fentanyl are driving forces in the most deadly drug epidemic the United States has ever seen. Because of their potency, it’s not just addicts who are increasingly at risk – it’s those tasked with saving lives and investigating the illegal trade. Police departments across the U.S. are arming officers with the opioid antidote Narcan. Now, some first responders have had to use it on colleagues, or themselves.

Virginia police special agent fatally shot; suspect arrested

A Virginia State Police special agent died Saturday after being shot by a man sitting in a car in Richmond, police said. The shooting suspect fled on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with the man’s arrest about an hour after the agent’s death.

Spokane Sheriff’s Office wins national award for social interaction training

It’s a common enough scene: Officers on-site, responding to allegations of a crime; the public milling about, curious and uncertain. An officer approaches, poses direct questions: What did you see? Where did they go? Can you give us a description of the suspect? A civilian, nervous, fumbles for an answer. The officer grows impatient, the demands for information more adamant. There’s tension in the air. Under a peppering of questions, the civilian clams up, and the interview is over.

Judge tosses evidence of 55 lbs of pot due to ISP’s unlawful detention of motorist

An Idaho judge has thrown out evidence against a man accused of having loads of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports he evidence against 56-year-old Huu V. Tran had been thrown out this week because police "unlawfully prolonged the detention of the defendant to ask for consent to search the vehicle...