The Idaho State Police is requesting more state troopers next year to better cover the state, among other requests in its budget. Gov. Butch Otter is recommending a 12.4 percent increase in state funding for ISP next year, including six more troopers and one sergeant; the department’s original request was for a 24.8 percent increase next year, including 16 more troopers and a sergeant. “At ISP, we are in the business of changing and saving lives,” new Director Kedrick Wills told the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee this morning. Citizens, he said, “expect excellent public service and professionalism from our organization.” ISP requested new resident troopers for six rural location around the state: Plummer, Kamiah/Kooskia, Between Mountain Home...
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ISP seeks more state troopers to patrol the state's highways