Bonneville County Sheriff's Office

Crime Prevention


Check crimes in your area, click here  http://www.crimemapping.com/map/id/bonnevillecounty

  

Bonneville County & Idaho Falls Crime Stoppers

 www.IFcrime.org


If you have information on a crime you can contact Crime Stoppers at (208) 522-1983 or you can go to the web site at www.IFcrime.org. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

  VINE - Victim Information and Notification Everyday.  The Idaho VINE system is a service which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone or email notification when the offender's custody status changes.  The VINE toll-free number for the Idaho VINE system is 1-866-984-6343. This service is provided to assist Vicitms of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.  The web site is https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/initMap.do

 

 

Neighborhood Watch


The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is proactive in the implementation of Neighborhood Watch groups in our community. The Neighborhood Watch groups help the Sheriff’s Office by having more eyes in the community. This helps law enforcement to keep the community safe.

If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch group in Bonneville County please contact Sgt. Jeff Edwards at (208) 529-1299 or email at jedwards@co.bonneville.id.us for online information on how to start a Neighborhood Watch go to http://www.protectamerica.com/articles/how-to-start-a-neighborhood-watch-group.php

Neighborhood Watch

Crime Prevention Tips



Home Protection


How can you protect your home and property when you are gone?

  • Install dusk-to-dawn (photo cell) or motion sensor lights on all outdoor lights.
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to pick up your newspaper, mail, and other deliveries.
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your home while you are gone and to report any suspicious or criminal activity to the Sheriff’s office.
  • If you are gone for a long time arrange to have the lawn mowed or snow removed.
  • Inform as few people as possible of your vacation plans. This includes newspaper and postal delivery people, unless you are going to be gone an extended period of time.
  • Use automatic timers on lamps to simulate occupancy. Have them set so that the same light is not on at the same time each day.
  • Don't change your answering machine to say you are out of town. When you are away, check your messages occasionally.
  • Lock all outside doors using deadbolt locks and shut and lock your windows.

Child Identification Program: The Child Project 

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has implemented the Biometric Iris Recognition System.  The system is a nationwide network hosted by the Nation’s Missing Children Organization that enables Sheriff’s Offices across the nation to enroll, locate and positively identify missing children.  For more information please visit The Child Project’s web site at www.thechildproject.org   

 

Senior Safety   

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has implemented the Biometric Iris Recognition System.  The system is a nationwide network hosted by the National Center for Missing Adults that enables Sheriff’s Offices across the nation to enroll, locate and positively identify missing persons.  For more information please visit The Senior Safety Net brochure web site at www.thechildproject.org/brochures.html.

 

Contact Sgt. Jeff Edwards at 208-529-1299 to schedule an event or a time to have your child or seniors information added to the database. 

 

Business and Retail Crime Prevention


1.Have adequate lighting on all sides of your building
2.Remove anything that obscures visibility around doors and windows
3.Leave lights on inside of the business
4.Keep only a minimum amount of cash on hand
5.Use a floor safe or floor-bolted safe to secure cash
6.Install an audible alarm system
7.Install video surveillance cameras
8.Make sure all exterior doors have high-security locks
9.Utilize glass re-enforcing films or bars to secure windows
10.Vary the times and method to make bank deposits

Identity Theft


1.Do not give out your social security number to anyone that you did not contact.
2.Do not give out your date of birth to anyone that you did not contact.
3.When working on the internet make sure the web site is secure before giving out your personal information.
4.Check your credit history regularly.
5.Shred all documents that have your personal information on them, credit card applications, old checks and any other documents that might have information about you on them.
6.If someone wants your information find out who they are and then check them out before giving any information to them.