News Release


 From Chief Allgood -


April 9, 2014

The Caldwell Police department has received its preliminary crime report from the Idaho State Police.  As with all Idaho agencies the full statewide report will not be available until sometime in June. 

Caldwell has again enjoyed a low crime rate and high success rate in solving the crimes that do happen.  We have not had a homicide in Caldwell since 2012, our crime has shown a steady decrease, and our case closure rate remains very high.

Our crime rate is as follows :  2010-  7456

                                                2011-  7409

                                                2012-  7044

                                                2013-  6836


This year’s crime rate is the lowest on record for Caldwell.


Our case clearance rate for 2013 was 58.2 percent.

Crimes against persons are down 3.3 percent.

Crimes against property are down 2.9 percent.


Verified shots fired calls:  2012-    3

                                         2013-    2

                                          2014-    0


Canyon County as a whole has made great strides in increasing public safety and reducing crime.  The people who live here have taken a stand against the violence of the past and have supported law enforcement in their efforts.  The cooperation among law enforcement agencies, the support of the elected officials, and the support community has made the difference.


We will press on to greater successes in the future.






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Caldwell Police Mission Statement

We, the men and women of the Caldwell Police Department, are dedicated to providing excellent service through partnerships that continually build trust, reduce crime, create a safe environment and enhance the quality of life in our community. We will always serve with honor, courage and a strong commitment to our community. We are committed to these principles:

Honor guides police officers to exemplify the ultimate in ethical and moral behavior; to never lie, cheat or steal, to abide by uncompromising code of integrity, respect human dignity and respect others. The quality of maturity, dedication, trust and dependability commit officers to act responsibly, to be accountable for their actions, fulfill their obligations, and to hold others accountable for their actions.

Courage is the mental, moral and physical strength ingrained in police officers. It carries them through hardships of violent encounters and helps them overcome fear. It is the inner strength that enables an officer to do what is right, to adhere to a higher standard or personal conduct and to make tough decisions under stress and pressure.

Commitment is the spirit of determination and dedication found in police officers. It leads to the highest order of discipline for individuals and units. It is the ingredient that enables 24-hour a day dedication to the profession and city. It inspires us the unrelenting determination to achieve a standard of excellence in every endeavor.

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