|Description of Office
The Lemhi County Sheriff's Office is located in the County Seat, which is Salmon. The Sheriff's Office issues driver's license and concealed weapons permits.
The Sheriff's Office serves all civil process, provides jail and dispatch services to the Salmon Police Department.
Dispatching services are also provided to the Salmon Search and Rescue, Salmon Valley Fire Department,Salmon EMT's, Leadore EMT's, Elk Bend EMT's and numerous QRU's.
The Lemhi County Sheriff's Office consists of approximately 13 full-time and part-time patrolmen.
The Sheriff's Office patrols approximately 2,000 square miles.
This includes the communities of Leadore, Gibbonsville, Gilmore, Elk Bend, Baker, North Fork, and Shoup.
The Lemhi County Jail and Dispatch staff consists of approximately 16 full-time and part-time officers. The jail is an adult and juvenile facility, housing both males and females, with a total capacity of 26 beds.
The mission of the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect innocent against deception, the weak against
oppression or intimidation; the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect and protect the Constituional Rights of all to liberty, equality and justice.
For your convenience the Sheriff's Office has included links below for our public's safety, awareness, and alerts.
Inmate PREA Assault Awareness
ConsumerAffairs - Identity Theft Protection
CodeRed is a secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allowing residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when an emergency message is broadcasted. (Unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.)
Sheriff's Office Enforcement Program Dates
Sheriff's Office Job Listings
(Mail applications to above address or bring to the Driver's License Office)
Release of Information Application Form
Lemhi County Sheriff's Deputies
- Steve Penner, Sheriff, Badge #325
- Jim Spain, Chief Deputy, Badge #326
- James Jensen, Jail and Dispatch Commander, Badge #350
- John Bennett, Sergeant, Badge #329
- Chris Horton, Deputy, Badge #327
- Dave Seibert, Deputy, Badge #328
- Tom Whitson, Deputy, Badge #330
- Steve Fortenberry, Deputy, Badge #331
- Jake Benson, Deputy, Badge #340
- Dave Morelli, Reserve Deputy, Badge #343
- Eyrica Cardin, Civil & Driver's License, Badge #332
- Melodie Rockwell, Part-time Driver's License Clerk #333
- Penny Montero, Part-time Civil Deputy & Driver's License Clerk #334
All of Lemhi County is served by 911, dispatched from the Lemhi County Sheriff's office dispatch center. In the event of an emergency, please dial 911.
If you have any questions regarding a billing from Lemhi County Sheriff's Office, please direct them to our office:
Lemhi County Sheriff's Office
206 Courthouse Dr.
Salmon, ID 83467