Bonneville County Sheriff's Office

Patrol


The Bonneville County Sheriffs Office Patrol division is the front line of law enforcement for Bonneville County. They are the first responders to emergency situations and the initial report takers and investigators for criminal reports.

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Patrol Deputies are Uniformed Deputies and are assigned to patrol specific areas or beats within the county. These include all unincorporated areas of the county as well as
    • Ammon
    • Iona
    • Ucon
Patrol Deputies are most commonly encountered by the public as their duties include...
  • calls for service
  • making arrests
  • resolving disputes
  • taking crime reports
  • conducting traffic enforcement
  • other crime prevention measures
  • Investgating reports of vandalism

    Investigating Vandalism Reports
  • Investigating vehicle accidents
Vehicle Accident - Emergency

Clearly marked patrol cars
Patrol cars are highly visible, clearly marked cars with red and blue lights and the Bonneville County Sheriffs Office sign on the sides.
Bonneville County uses a wide variety of emergency vehicles to be able to respond to the huge variety of calls in the varied terrain and weather conditions within the county.
Some of these include...
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Chevrolet Tahoe / both 2 wheel pursuit version and 4-wheel drives
  • Dodge Charger / both marked and unmarked
  • Various unmarked administrative vehicles
sheriff patrol car
Bonneville County Patrol Vehicles are equiped with some of the latest and best technology availible. This allows each Deputy to be safe and more effective.
  • Video Camera systems record traffic stops, pursuits, and are used in evidence collection
  • Radar units can be used in both forward and rearward directions and in moving or stationary modes
  • Radio communications
  • Mobile Data Terminals 

Bonneville County Bike Patrol Team

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Bicycle Team was started in 2010 with 12 Deputies and 4 bicycles.  The Team has grown to 15 Deputies and 7 Bicycles.  The Bicycle Team works in the contracted cities of Bonneville County and in residential areas in the county doing general patrol, crime prevention, community service and any special events that might need a bicycle patrol. 

Bicycle-related IDAHO CODE Title 49, Chapter 7

49-714. TRAFFIC LAWS APPLY TO PERSONS ON BICYCLES AND OTHER HUMAN-POWERED VEHICLES —DUE CARE.

(1) Every person operating a vehicle propelled by human power or riding a bicycle shall have all of the rights and all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under the provisions of chapters 6 and 7 of this title, except as otherwise provided in this chapter and except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application. (2) Every operator or rider of a bicycle or human-powered vehicle shall exercise due care.

49-715. RIDING ON BICYCLES.

(1) A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride other than upon or astride an attached permanent and regular seat.

(2) No bicycle or human-propelled vehicle shall be used to carry more persons at one (1) time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.

(3) An adult rider may carry a child securely attached to his person in a backpack or sling or in a child carrier attached to the bicycle

49-716. CLINGING TO OR FOLLOWING VEHICLES.

(1) No person riding upon any bicycle, coaster, roller skates, skateboard, sled or toy vehicle shall attach it or himself to any vehicle upon a highway.

(2) The provisions of this section shall not prohibit the attachment of a bicycle trailer or bicycle semitrailer to a bicycle if that trailer or semitrailer has

been designed for that attachment.

(3) No person riding upon any bicycle or human-powered vehicle shall follow a vehicle so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard to the ride.

49-717. POSITION ON HIGHWAY.

(1) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing

shall ride as close as practicable* to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except under any of the following situations:

(a) When overtaking and passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction.

(b) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.

(c) When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions including fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals,

surface hazards or substandard width lanes that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge.

(2) Any person operating a bicycle upon a one-way roadway with two (2) or more marked traffic lanes may ride as near the left-hand curb or edge of the

roadway as practicable*.

49-718. RIDING TWO ABREAST

Persons riding bicycles upon a highway shall not ride more than two (2) abreast except on paths or parts of highways set aside for the exclusive use of

bicycles. Persons riding two (2) abreast shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic and, on a laned roadway, shall ride within a single

lane.

49-719. CARRYING ARTICLES.

No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the operator from using at least one (1) hand in the control and

operation of the bicycle.

49-720. STOPPING — TURN AND STOP SIGNALS.

(1) A person operating a bicycle or human-powered vehicle approaching a stop sign shall slow down and, if required for safety, stop before entering the

intersection. After slowing to a reasonable speed or stopping, the person shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on

another highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time the person is moving across or within the intersection or junction of

highways, except that a person after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way if required, may cautiously make a turn or proceed through

the intersection without stopping.

(2) A person operating a bicycle or human-powered vehicle approaching a steady red traffic-control signal shall stop before entering the intersection,

except that a person after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way if required, may cautiously make a right-hand turn without stopping or

may cautiously make a left-hand turn onto a one-way highway without stopping.

(3) A person riding a bicycle shall comply with the provisions of section 49-643, Idaho Code.

(4) A signal of intention to turn right or left shall be given during not less than the last one hundred (100) feet traveled by the bicycle before turning,

provided that a signal by hand and arm need not be given if the hand is needed in the control or operation of the bicycle.

49-721. BICYCLES ON SIDEWALKS.

(1) A person operating a bicycle upon and along a sidewalk, or across a highway upon and along a crosswalk, shall yield the right-of-way to any

pedestrian, and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing a pedestrian or another bicyclist.

(2) A person shall not operate a bicycle along and upon a sidewalk or across a highway upon and along a crosswalk, where the use of bicycles is

prohibited by official traffic-control devices.

(3) A person operating a vehicle by human power upon and along a sidewalk, or across a highway upon and along a crosswalk, shall have all the rights

and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.

49-722. BICYCLE RACING.

(1) Bicycle racing on the highways is prohibited except as authorized in this section.

(2) Bicycle racing on a highway shall not be unlawful when a racing event has been approved by the department or local law enforcement authorities on

any highway under their respective jurisdictions. Approval of bicycle highway racing events shall be granted only under conditions which assure reasonable

safety for all race participants, spectators and other highway users, and which prevent unreasonable interference with traffic flow which would seriously

inconvenience other highway users.

(3) By agreement with the approving authority, participants in an approved bicycle highway racing event may be exempt from compliance with any

traffic laws otherwise applicable, provided that traffic control is adequate to assure the safety of all highway users.

49-723. LIGHT AND REFLECTOR REQUIRED AT NIGHT

Every bicycle in use at the times described in section 49-903, Idaho Code, shall be operated with a light emitting device visible from a distance of at least

five hundred (500) feet to the front, attached to the bicycle or the rider, and with a reflector clearly visible from the rear of the bicycle.

49-724. ADDITIONAL LIGHTS AUTHORIZED

A bicycle or its rider may be equipped with lights or reflectors in addition to those required in section 49-723, Idaho Code.

* Practicable per the dictionary means capable of being put into practice or of being done or accomplished; feasible.

Working together with the community to make Bonneville County a safe place to live, work, and play.

 If you see suspicious activity or witness a crime please report it.

  • Emergency Dial 911 
  • Non emergency / Dispatch (208) 529-1200

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