Buhl, Idaho

Buhl Police Department

Recognized by the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association as a fully Accredited police agency
1908 - J.H. Schooler
1908 to 1909 - S.O. Kersey
1909 to 1910 - Gene May
1910 to 1915 - Charles Coker
1915 to 1917 - J.F. Baymiller

Department history


1917 to 1919 - T.I. Dennis
1919 to 1921 - J.F. Baymiller
1921 to 1926 - A.D. Wilson
1926 to 1927 - W.C. Senften
1927 to 1928 - Jess Hustead
1928 to 1932 - James Wilson
1932 to 1937 - A.C. Parker
1937 to 1943 - B.L. Baron
1943 to 1946 - H.S. Cunningham
1946 to 1951 - Clyde Pryor
1951 - Henry Burns
1951 to 1952 - Hal Cunningham (Interim) 1952 to 1953 - Harold Johnson
1953 to 1962 - T.M. "Bus" Kendrick
1962 to 1967 - Charles Burbank
1967 to 1974 - Richard Frazier
1974 to 1980 - Benny Ekrut
1980 to 1983 - Dave Hartway
1984 to 1990 - Les Cochran
1990 to 1996 - Ron Romero
1996 to 2002 - Terry Tipton
2002 to 2011 - Ron Romero
2011 - Kevin Hanners (Interim)
2011 to Present - Eric Foster


Chiefs of Police

Village of Buhl Marshalls

The Buhl Police Department began when J.H. Schooler was appointed as the Marshall for the newly formed Village of Buhl, Idaho in July, 1908. Over the next one hundred years, the department grew in size with the growth of the village, which became the City of Buhl in 1917. After incorporation as a city, Buhl named T.I. Dennis the first Chief of Police, and we have had 5 Marshalls, 20 Chiefs of Police, and 2 Interim Chiefs of Police.


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