The following Press Release was sent out by Sen. Jeff Agenbroad. Note: Press Releases sent out by elected officials do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
NAMPA, Idaho – The Idaho Chiefs of Police Association (ICOPA) members presented Senator Jeff Agenbroad (R–Nampa) with the 2022 recipient of the organization’s bi-partisan Legislator of the Year Award on April 1, 2022.
The ICOPA’s Legislator Recognition Program recognizes members of the Idaho House or Senate or the state’s Congressional delegation for their leadership and support on important public policy matters impacting law enforcement and public safety.
“Senator Agenbroad understands public safety, criminal justice and law enforcement legislation, administrative rules, and policy initiatives and how they impact communities across the State of Idaho. He continues to show strong support for the types of measures that will improve public safety,” said ICOPA President, police chief Joe Huff in Nampa. “He was willing to provide input, receive feedback, and identify opportunities to help solve some of the existing and emerging policy challenges. We felt Senator Agenbroad did more for our Association and understands the challenges facing police chiefs and our partners than any other legislator in 2022.”
“It is my honor to be named Legislator of the Year by those who I admire and support. I have always backed the blue and appreciate what our law enforcement officers do for us every day,” said Sen. Agenbroad. “A safe society is a free society. Thank you to the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association, and those they represent, for putting it on the line to protect our great state.”
The backdrop for the award considered Idaho’s growth, the changing demographics of the state, and the impact this influx of people into Idaho has had at the local and municipal levels. As the state has grown, it has increased the volume and complexity of the caseload for law enforcement, heightened the demand for local departments, both large and small communities, cross border issues, school safety and security, and other priorities.
The Idaho Chiefs of Police Association (ICOPA), founded in 1968, exists to be a public voice on social and professional issues related to law enforcement in the State of Idaho. The members include police chiefs, command staff, frontline officers, former chiefs, and others. With a mission of tranquility for those who live here and safety for those who visit, ICOPA members uphold the highest standards of professionalism. ICOPA provides access and networking, accreditation, strategic initiatives, advocacy, education, and professional training. Representing the interests and positions of police chiefs and departments serving the communities of Idaho, ICOPA secures unity in action in police matters and advances and professionalizes the standard of police institutions throughout the state.
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