Police Department

Chubbuck Police Department

Welcome to the Chubbuck Police Department home page. Please take a few minutes to become acquainted with our department and the services we provide to the community.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Chubbuck Police Department is to consistently contribute to our community’s reputation as a safe place to live, work, play, learn and visit.

We accomplish our mission through providing the highest quality law enforcement, community information and support services possible within the resources provided to us.

We are perceived as a “go to agency” in our community, as professional, responsive, systematic, adapting rapidly to changes in the community, and as adding value in return for the tax dollars with which we are entrusted.

Vision Statement

It is the vision of the Chubbuck Police Department to deliver exceptional police service; to work collaboratively with our community and our employees as a unified team in order to achieve the highest level of safety and trust; and to value, support, and invest in our employees.

Nick Sasser

Nick Sasser

Police Chief

Chief Nick Sasser grew up in the Chubbuck/Pocatello area and he attended both Highland High School and Pocatello High School, graduating from Pocatello High School in 1998.

After graduating, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served with the 1st Marine Division, Combat Engineer Battalion, and the 3rd Force Service Support Group, 9th Engineer Support Battalion. He attributes much of his growth as a young man to the examples set by the Marines he served alongside with.

In 2003, Chief Sasser was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and he returned home where he began attending Idaho State University and ultimately earned his Law Enforcement Certificate, followed by his Bachelor of Applied Technology. In 2007, he was hired by the Chubbuck Police Department and began his career as a Patrol Officer.

During his time with the Chubbuck Police Department, Chief Sasser has served as a Field Training Officer, Arrest Techniques Instructor, Taser Instructor, Impact Weapons Instructor, and a Filed Training Officer Supervisor. He’s also served in both the Patrol Division, as a Patrol Sergeant, and in the Criminal Investigations Division, as a Detective Sergeant.

Chief Sasser has served as the Division Commander for both the Support Services Division and the Criminal Investigations Division and, in 2021, he obtained his Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Management Certificate. Throughout his career, he has obtained several other certificates, to include his Basic, Advanced and Supervisor Certificates.

In 2022, Chief Sasser attended the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy (FBINA) in Quantico, Virginia, and is a graduate of session #281. He was grateful for the opportunity to attend the 10-week professional course of study and enjoyed meeting law enforcement leaders from around the United States and internationally.

On May 17th, 2023, Chief Sasser was confirmed as the Chief of Police for the Chubbuck Police Department and he took the reins of the department on June 23rd, 2023. He was officially sworn in by Mayor England on July 5th, 2023.

(208) 237-7172 – Work
FBINA #281

Helpful Links

Child Advocacy Center
Domestic Violence Help
Pets for Adoption

Online Forms

Animal Care Concern
Lost Property Notice
Missing Pet Notice
Records Request
Report a Crime
More Resources …

Contact Info

Emergency: 911

Dispatch Center:
(208) 237-7173

Animal Control:
(208) 239-3249

Code Enforcement:
(208) 239-3227

Records Bureau:
(208) 238-2376

Evidence Division:
(208) 239-3222

Fax Machine:
(208) 237-0944

Mailing Address:

5160 Yellowstone
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Patrol Division

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Lieutenant Manning
Sergeant Cammack
Sergeant Armstrong
Sergeant KnudsenContact Info
Dispatch: (208) 237-7172
Fax: (208) 237-0944

The patrol division is the heart of the Chubbuck Police Department.  Our officers interact with people every day offering professional and courteous service to all involved individuals.  We are primarily tasked with conducting criminal investigations, ensuring that people operate motorized vehicles in a safe, lawful manner and helping people in need of assistance.

We investigate crime by gathering information and corroborating evidence in order to ascertain the truth.  Officers will make an arrest or issue a citation if they witnessed a crime occurring or if there is sufficient evidence to establish probable cause that a crime was committed by the accused individual.

Vehicular travel can be dangerous for you and for others using the public right of ways.  It is even more dangerous if a vehicle is not safely equipped or if a driver is reckless or unpredictable due to not following the rules of the road.  Our officers will stop vehicles that are blatantly in violation of the safe driving laws and take enforcement action if appropriate.

Officers also often help people settle civil disagreements, check the physical well-being of people who may be in need and look into suspicious circumstances that are reported by citizens.  Officers make every effort to negotiate a good solution to a bad situation whenever possible and try to get people the help they need if it is available.

Our overriding mission is to foster relationships between the public and law enforcement wherein the community is safer and criminal activity is minimized.  We act on behalf of citizens and businesses that are victims of criminal activity while simultaneously ensuring the right to a fair trial for the accused.  We sincerely appreciate the assistance and support of the great people of Chubbuck.

Bike Patrol

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Lieutenant Manning
Sergeant Armstrong
Contact Info
Dispatch: (208) 237-7172
Fax: (208) 237-0944

Bike patrols are very versatile and can be used effectively for community oriented policing and law enforcement. Officers on bikes are better able to be a part of the community because they are outside and exposed to more sights, sounds, and smells.

Bike Patrol Officers answer calls for service, traffic complaints and much more. Officers use bicycles to patrol residential neighborhoods, city parks, and business districts during day and night hours. They are active at community events, Chubbuck Days, parades, and more.

All bike patrol officers are certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association as Police Cyclists.

The bike unit also focused its attention on educating the youth through bike and pedestrian safety training as well as through enforcement and prevention which consist of educating the public (families, business owners and the youth in Chubbuck) on current crime trends and drug issues throughout the city. For more information regarding bicycle safety or if you would like us to host a bicycle safety course, please contact Sergeant Scott Conlin.

Criminal Investigations Division

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Lieutenant Kjos
Staff Sergeant Butterfield
Detective Gholston
Detective Hoffa
Contact Info
Dispatch: (208) 237-7172
Fax: (208) 237-0944
Online Crime Tip

Our detectives investigate serious crimes such as frauds, major thefts, and physical assaults.  Investigating these types of crimes involves working with the victims and witnesses using sound interviewing skills along with employing modern technology and warrants to gather evidence to uncover the truth.  Complex criminal investigations are put together over time and then presented to the prosecutor’s office for approval to pursue criminal charges if the case meets the threshold of provable beyond a reasonable doubt.

We enforce the laws as they are written by the legislature and interpreted by the courts.  Our investigators will make every effort to help the victims of crimes understand their rights and the specific legal elements of the crime that must be proven in court.  We greatly appreciate timely cooperation from victims and witnesses in order to complete investigations.

We are dedicated to not only solving crimes, but also providing free crime prevention education for the community.  Please learn more about theft prevention or avoiding fraud and other online scams by clicking the provided links.  In addition, we present information about drug abuse indicators as well as child and adult protection information.  Each of our detectives has detailed training and lengthy experience in investigative techniques for felony level cases of all varieties.  At any given time, our investigators have multiple open investigations they are working simultaneously, but we will make time to answer your questions whenever possible.

Evidence Division

On Duty Hours Weekdays: 8:00-5:00
Contact Info
Office: (208) 239-3222
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The evidence division’s primary function is to assist our investigators and the prosecutor’s offices with the collection and preservation of evidence for trial.  We are trained to properly collect physical evidence such as fingerprints as well as digital evidence such as security video footage.  Please note that most evidence collected in relation to an ongoing criminal investigation will be held until the case works completely through the court system.

In addition, we hold found property and items taken into our custody until it can be returned to the rightful owner.  Please contact us if you have recently lost property or if we have your property and you would like to pick it up.  Most property unclaimed for longer than six months is deemed legally abandoned under Idaho law.

City Code Enforcement

On Duty Hours
Weekdays: 9:00-5:00
VIN check: Appointment
Contact Info
Office: (208) 239-3227
Fax: (208) 237-0944
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Helpful Links
City Code Viewer
State Code Viewer
Request Inspection

Each property owner within Chubbuck is required to maintain their property to the minimum standards as outlined in the City code.  The most common issues we deal with are overgrown vegetation, debris and inoperable vehicles stored in plain sight and fence height restrictions.  In most instances, these issues are resolved through cooperation with the property owner by a workable deadline.  However, if the property owner chooses not to address the issue as requested, it can result in criminal prosecution, liens on the property or both.

Our other main focus is enforcing parking regulations on the City roadways and private property parking lots.  The most common parking violations on city streets involve trailers, recreational vehicles and other oversized vehicles stored in the roadway.  We also often find inoperable vehicles abandoned on the streets or people parked in a manner that blocks access to a fire hydrant, mailbox, or a driveway.  In the winter, vehicles can disrupt snow removal from the roadway which may result in the owner being compelled to move the vehicle.  In parking lots, vehicles parked in handicapped spots without a clearly displayed placard or license plate and vehicles parked in the red zone in front of the business for any reason will be ticketed.  Each parking violation is documented using digital photography and only clearly provable cases will be enforced through tickets, citations or possibly towing the vehicle at the owner’s expense.  You have the right to contest any ticket or citation before an impartial judge in court.

If you would like to request an inspection for an observed City code violation, please contact us on-line or by phone at (208) 239-3227.  The code enforcement division will take appropriate action to remedy the issue when the circumstances merit doing so.  In all cases, we will work with the property or vehicle owner, if possible, in order to resolve the problem outside of the court system.  We handle hundreds of complaints annually and prioritize issues that pose an imminent safety concern to the community.  The City cannot force a landowner to maintain a property, we can only issue citations and possibly court-imposed fines.

Records Bureau

Office Hours
Weekdays: 8:00-5:00
Fingerprints: 9:00-1:00
Carseats: Appointment
Contact Info
Office: (208) 238-2376
Fax: (208) 237-0944
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The Records Bureau’s main function is the management of all the documents and digital resources essential to the operation of this department.  This includes providing services such as police records requests, fingerprinting individuals, as well as promoting proper child safety seat use via insallation, inspection and public education.

We will fulfill public records requests determined disclosable under applicable State law.  All records requests must be done in writing and signed.  A response to your request will be made within three business days.  Any request received after office hours is considered to be received the next business day.  Please email forms to records@cityofchubbuck.us.

Among other licensing oversight, the Records Bureau takes an active role along with the Investigations Division to ensure that daycares in City limits are in compliance with local and State regulations.  We conduct biannual unannounced inspections of every licensed daycare in City limits and encourage you contact us if you have concerns regarding any local child care providers.

Forms and Fees Table

Name: Fee *: Description:
Records Request Varies See public record law, fees and instructions on form
VIN Inspection $5.00 Form delivered upon inspection. Call (208) 237-7172

Pet License Application

  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Spayed / Neutered Dog
  • Spayed / Neutered Cat
Pet licenses expire annually on May 31ST.  For example, if you were to purchase a pet license today, it would expire May 31, 2023.  Fees are half-price between February 1ST and May 31ST.

Fingerprinting Service (by appointment only)

  • First Three Cards
  • Each Additional Card
Fingerprinting will only be done by appointment only between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.  You must provide the encoded print card.

ICCP Care License

  • Initial License
  • Annual Renewal
Only applicable for ICCP eligible child care of relative.

Child Care License

  • Initial License
  • Annual Renewal
Required for all employees, volunteers, and residents twelve or older at the same address as the child care facility.

Private Investigator License

  • Initial License
  • Annual Renewal
Required for business within city limits.  Apply in person at Police Department.

Behavioral Mental Health License

  • Initial License
  • License Renewal
Required for business within city limits.  Apply in person at Police Department.

Taxi Operator License

  • Initial License
  • License Renewal
Required for business within city limits.  Apply in person at Police Department.
* Payment of all fees must be made in cash or check made out to City of Chubbuck. We do not currently accept debit or credit cards.

Police and Fire Dispatch

Contact Info
Emergency: 911
Dispatch: (208) 237-7173
Fax: (208) 237-0944

Division Commander Lieutenant Young

Communications Supervisor Smith
Helpful Links
Emergency First Aid
Poison Control Center
911 For Kids

The communications center, located within the Police Department offices, has two fully equipped dispatch stations in order to accommodate up to two Communications Operators on duty at any given time. We are here to help you whenever you might need police, fire or medical assistance.

Our primary duty is to collect information concerning calls for aid and pass that information on to the appropriate first responders in the field so that assistance can be rendered as quickly and effectively as possible. Our communications are conducted by way of five business telephone lines, two 911 emergency lines, and three digital radio frequencies, and documentation is accomplished by way of live-time data entry.

The Chubbuck Police Department is working with Bannock County Emergency Services to spread the word regarding an exciting new technology that allows us to notify you via your mobile phone of an emergency situation or natural disaster that we feel you should be made aware of. The name of the system that we use for emergency notifications is called AlertSense, click the links below to get signed up. Each number provided will be added to the regional database to receive voice notifications. Please call our non-emergency number, 208-237-7173, for more information about this program.

AlertSense Signup

Bannock County Citizen Notification System Enrollment


D.A.R.E. Program

The Chubbuck Police D.A.R.E. program educates students at four area elementary schools about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high-risk activities that your children may encounter. The program not only informs children of the risks but gives them tools and strategies that they can use to make sound life decisions and to avoid bad situations.

Officer Hoffa teaches the D.A.R.E. curriculum weekly at each of his assigned schools in the spring.  He works closely with each of the teachers in order to foster a positive and interactive learning experience for all of her individual students.  During the time of the year that Officer Hoffa is not teaching classes, he attends training courses and meets with local businesses and community members to get support for this excellent program.  If you are interested in more information about the local D.A.R.E. program or you would like to contribute to its ongoing success, please contact Officer Hoffa.

Animal Services

Support Services Division, Lieutenant Young

Director Benson

9:30-10:30am or 3:00-
4:00pm Weekdays
Office: (208) 239-3249
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Chubbuck Animal Shelter Director Benson and Animal Control Officer Platt ensure that animals within the City are sheltered and cared for according to local and federal laws.  If you have concerns about the welfare of any animals in town or your pet has gone missing, do not hesitate to contact us.

City ordinance requires that all dogs in the City over four months old be licensed.  Licenses are also available for cats.  We recommend that you get your pet licensed so that in the event your pet is found, we can contact you and return it home.  The annual licensing fee is minimal.

The shelter houses a variety of pets in need of a new home.  We take the best possible care of the animals that are available for adoption ensuring that they are fed regularly, healthy and live in a clean environment.  If you are looking for a new furry best friend, check our petfinder listing or visit during shelter hours or by appointment.

Our adoptions are very affordable at only $35 for dogs and $15 for cats.  We would also like to thank the Bannock Animal Medical Center for offering reduced rates for spaying or neutering pets adopted from our shelter.

We appreciate all the support the great citizens of Chubbuck offer to the Shelter.  There are a number of ways that you can help.  Drop your aluminum cans off at the shelter where they will be recycled with the proceeds going toward feeding and caring for the animals in our care.  If you would like to make a donation, we are always in need of unopened pet food and rawhide bones or plastic totes larger than 18 gallons.  Perhaps you would like to volunteer or foster pets until they can be adopted, contact us for more information.

Barking Dog Complaints – City of Chubbuck

Chubbuck City Code: The owner, custodian, or keeper whose animal does the following acts shall be guilty of a misdemeanor:

9.20.031 (E) – Barks, howls, or otherwise causes noises which disturb or are likely to disturb the peace and quiet of any person.

1st Complaint (within 1 year):

The owner of the dog will receive a documented warning from an Animal Control Officer or Sworn Police Officer. The complainant cannot remain anonymous for this to count as the 1st complaint.

2nd Complaint (within 1 year):

After the owner has been given one-week (7 days) to comply with the first warning, a second warning can be issued if the complainant has video evidence of the dog barking, howling, or otherwise causing a noise which disturbs or is likely to disturb the peace and quiet of any person. The video evidence must have audio and does have to be past the one-week date given for compliance.

3rd Complaint (within 1 year):

After the owner has been given one-week to comply with the second warning, the complainant can request to sign a citation for the barking dog if they:

    1. Have video evidence of the dog barking, howling, or otherwise causing a noise which disturbs or is likely to disturb the peace and quiet of any person. The video evidence must have audio and does have to be past the one-week date given for compliance.
    2. Can describe both the residence (physically or by address) and the dog.
    3. Are willing to sign a citation, fill out a statement form, and testify in court.

Subsequent Complaints (within 1 year):

After the issuance of a citation, the owner will have two-weeks (14 days) to comply. If the owner of the dog fails to comply, the complainant can request to sign additional citations for the barking dog if they:

    1. Have video evidence of the dog barking, howling, or otherwise causing a noise which disturbs or is likely to disturb the peace and quiet of any person. The video evidence must have audio and does have to be past the two-week date given for compliance.
    2. Can describe both the residence (physically or by address) and the dog.
    3. Are willing to sign a citation, fill out a statement form, and testify in court.

Helpful Links


Hours of Operation

City Hall Lobby Hours
Monday thru Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm

Friday 7:30am-11:30am

Email:  info@cityofchubbuck.us

City Hall / Mayor's Office

(208) 237-2400
290 East Linden Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202



Inspections / Permits

(208) 417-7176
290 East Linden Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Public Works Yard

(208) 237-2430
175 Park Lawn
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Police Station

(208) 237-7172
5160 Yellowstone Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Utility Billing

(208) 417-7175
290 East Linden Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Public Works

(208) 237-2430
290 East Linden Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Fire Station

(208) 237-3212
4727 Yellowstone Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202