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Our Police Department consists of a Police Chief, Two Police Sergeants, One Detective, Five Patrolmen, Reserve Officers and Three Department K9's .
Our on-duty Officers may be reached (24) hours a day at (208) 756-8980. This is the number for the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office Emergency Dispatch Center. This center handles all dispatch services for all emergency service personnel in Lemhi County.
If you wish to contact a member of the department during normal business hours you may call (208)-756-1347. If we are unavailable please leave a phone message. Our officers and staff check the phone message each weekday morning, and will promptly return your call. If you wish to fill out a Police report please go to the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office Dispatch/Jail in the basement level of the Court House. If you wish to make a public records request or require a copy of an accident report please contact City Clerk, Denzil McKenzie at City Hall and fill out a public records request form.
Idahoan’s are encouraged to “Click It, Don’t Risk It” as part of a campaign to save lives by increasing seat belt use. The Salmon Police Department and the Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Idaho State Police, and law enforcement agencies throughout Idaho will conduct periodic seat belt saturation patrols. Failure to wear a safety belt puts all vehicle occupants at risk of death or injury in the event of a crash, and violates Idaho law requiring all occupants to be buckled up.
Idaho law requires all passengers to wear a seat belt. Adult drivers can be ticketed if passengers younger than 18 are not properly restrained. Court costs are added to the fine when the driver is younger than 18, and the driver or any occupant younger than 18 fails to wear a seat belt.
The goal of this continued enforcement is to step up enforcement of Idaho’s seat belt law is to save lives. Seat belts are your single best defense against injury or death in the event of a crash. Every day, five Idahoans are either killed or seriously injured in traffic crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that half of all those killed would have lived if they had buckled up.
Between 2001 and 2003 in Idaho, nine children (ages 4-8) died and 73 were seriously injured in passenger vehicle crashes. Thirty-five of the injured children were unrestrained. During the same period, among children ages 9-14, 14 died and 134 were seriously injured. Fifty-seven percent of those children were not wearing seat belts.
The Office of Highway Safety recommends booster seats for children age 4 to 8, unless they are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall. A booster seat elevates a child so a seat belt can fit correctly. Most seat belts are designed to protect an average-sized adult male. Young children using only seat belts are at risk of injuries to the abdomen and spine, and are four times likely to suffer a serious head injury in a crash if they are not secured in a booster seat.
The Salmon Police Department and the Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office asks everyone in Lemhi County to do their part in promoting safety on our streets and highways by closely following our traffic laws and please remember to “Click It, Don’t Risk It” it’s a law we can all live with!
Questions? You can contact the Salmon Police Department at (208)756-8980, 756-1347 or email us by clicking here
The Police Department is located at 211 Poleline Avenue.
Our entry sign to our facility, which consists of a hand craved large stone representation of our department shoulder patch, was designed by Roger Grenier.