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Technology now allows an officer to verify your driving status and check your vehicle registration directly from the patrol car. Because this information is accessed via computer and dependent upon its reliability, unanticipated delays may occasionally occur. While it may seem as if the officer has kept you waiting for a long time, it’s normally only for a few minutes.
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Yes, provided you take some simple steps to enhance your safety. First be alert to suspicious people or circumstances. If something or someone doesn't seem right to you, go to a well-lit, populated area and notify the police. Travel in well-lit, well-traveled areas and try not to walk alone. Familiarize yourself with the locations of the courtesy phones around campus. If you ever have a problem, go to one of these and dial 9-911. Also remember that most crimes that happen on campus occur from around 1 a.m. - 3 a.m. and involve alcohol.
Contact the University of Idaho Facilities at 208-885-6246. Ask them to come and open your office. Be prepared to show the identification. After hours, you can also contact University Security at 208-885-7054 for assistance.
The police department does fingerprinting between the hours of Noon - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a charge of $20. The Latah County Sheriff Office provides routine fingerprinting service. Visit their website.For non-city license applicants please bring in an over sized pre-paid envelope for mailing since you cannot mail them yourself.
You may request a summary of any police report by coming to the Moscow Police Department and completing a Freedom of Information Act Request Form. These forms are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the website. It may take seven to ten days to process your request and costs 10 cents per page. If you have questions about this policy, please call us at 208-883-7054.
The State of Idaho maintains Idaho laws online on their website.The City of Moscow maintains a listing of our Moscow City Codes.
If the City of Moscow Police issued you the parking ticket, you can use this website or stop by the main lobby at 118 E 4th Street, between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to either pay or contest your ticket. You can also drop off a payment after hours at our drop-box in front of the main entrance. Other agencies in our area that can also issue parking tickets are:
You can request that a police officer give a presentation to your group by calling the following numbers:
To see if a position is available, go to the City of Moscow Human Resources webpage and follow their directions to apply.
This is our preferred hiring pool. If you are currently a police officer and are interested in a job with the Moscow Police Department, contact us at 208-883-7054.
Identify your belongings by engraving your initials or other markings identifiable only to you on them, recording serial number information, and taking videotapes or photographs of the item(s). List your valuables by serial numbers and identifying features on an inventory sheet. This sheet should be kept separately in a safe place, like a safe or safety deposit box. This not only helps us recover your property should it ever be stolen, it also helps prevent theft. Thieves are less likely to steal something that can be readily identified as stolen. Contact Officer Shaine Gunderson at 208-883-7054 for further information on crime prevention.
Yes. The patch is available to patch collectors for $5. If you're interested in receiving a patch, send $5 to:Moscow Police DepartmentAttn. Karen Potter118 East 4th StreetMoscow, Idaho 83843
Your comments are very important to us. If you would like to compliment or complain about an officer’s actions, please:For complaints, please call us at 208-882-COPS (2677) and ask to speak with a supervisor.For compliments please call us at 208-882-2677 or write a letter and send it to:Chief of PoliceMoscow Police Department118 East 4th StreetMoscow, Idaho 83843In all correspondence, please include the Officer’s name, approximate date and time you interacted with the officer, and the location of the interaction.
Officers are trained to minimize their exposure to traffic and potential danger from within the vehicle. At night, the bright lights illuminate the interior of the vehicle which is another safety consideration for the officer.
It is not uncommon for officers who are in close proximity to back each other up, even if they are not requested. This is just routine for safety reasons. It is also possible that the initial or secondary patrol vehicle may be a field-training unit, which consists of two officers, one of whom is learning how to become a police officer.
Please don’t argue at the scene. You have the right to contest a citation before a judge at a later time.