Toni Lee, Office/Records Manager was born and raised in Southern Idaho. She graduated from Kuna High School in 1995. She later attended the College of Southern Idaho majoring in Veterinary & Equine Sciences from 1996-1998. Due to 9/11, she joined the United States Navy in February 2003 as a Navy Hospital Corpsman, where she continues to serve today. She was accepted and attended the Naval School of Health Sciences for Respiratory Care and graduated with honors in 2006. Toni celebrated her 20 years of service this year, 2023. She has over 25 years of Allied and Military Healthcare experience specializing in field, emergency and critical care services ranging from inpatient to outpatient care, leadership and management with extensive records handling. In August 2021 she was accepted to Idaho State University where she is currently working on her Bachelors of Science degree and Associates in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. In October 2021, she joined the Buhl Police Department as the Office/Records Manager. 

School Resource Officer (SRO) Haley Brown was born in Layton, Utah, and was then raised in Buhl, Idaho. Officer Brown graduated from Buhl High School in 2012. She later attended the College of Southern Idaho and graduated with her K-12 Physical Education Associates degree. Officer Brown continued her education at Idaho State University and graduated with her Bachelor's in General Studies in 2019. She started her Law Enforcement career serving the Buhl Police Department in May 2020.

Lieutenant  Mike Main was born in Redding, California, and graduated from Modoc High School in Alturas, California, in 2003. He began his law enforcement career in 2007 after completing the 880-hour California POST Training course at Yuba City College. LT Main began his law enforcement career with the Alturas Police Department and worked there for approximately five years. In 2013, LT Main was a District Attorney Investigator for Modoc County. In 2015, LT Main began working for the Modoc County Sheriff’s office, leaving there as the Patrol Sergeant. LT Main wanted a change of scenery from California, so he moved his family to Idaho. LT Main is married to his lovely wife Amanda and has three children. LT Main joined the Buhl Police Department in February of 2020. He currently serves the Buhl Police Department as Lieutenant over patrol.

Chief Jeremy Engbaum is originally from Duvall, Washington. He obtained his GED from the College of Southern Idaho in 1998, then attended the Idaho POST training academy at the College of Southern Idaho. While attending the College of Southern Idaho he also earned an A.A. degree in Criminal Justice Administration and an A.A.S. degree in Law Enforcement, graduating in 2003. Chief Engbaum earned his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix in November, 2017 and then earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix in June, 2019. He began his career in Filer, Idaho as a Reserve Police Officer in 2001, and also worked for the Wendell Police Department as a full-time officer. He came to the Buhl Police Department in 2006, and currently serves as the Chief of Police for the department.

Reserve Officer Bill Deetz is originally from Parker, Colorado and moved to Twin Falls during his junior year in high school. He is a 1992 graduate of Twin Falls High School, and attended classes at the College of Southern Idaho and Boise State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 1997. Sergeant Deetz began his career in law enforcement in 1999 with the Filer Police Department in Idaho, and graduated from the Idaho P.O.S.T. Academy Class #123 in 1999. He spent 13 years with Filer PD before joining the Buhl Police Department in 2012. Reserve Officer Deetz accepted a full-time position with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department in 2022, and currently serves the Buhl Police Department as a part-time Reserve Police Officer. 

The Buhl Police Department consists of 11 dedicated full-time employees, with 9 full-time, sworn Police Officers, one civilian Office/Records Manager, one Records Assistant, one Reserve Officer, and one working animal, K9 "Karma". The Buhl Police Department is committed to hiring and retaining the most professional, well-trained staff possible. We are here to serve our community with integrity and professionalism.

Our Staff

Kora Sullivan, Records Assistant 

K9 Karma is the partner to Sergeant Katsules. Karma is a department favorite! Faithful, hardworking  and dedicated to her job!

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Officer Jason Potter 

Sergeant David Katsules / K9 Officer, was born on Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho, and spent all of his youth in Mountain Home, Idaho. Sgt. Katsules is a 2012 graduate of Mountain Home High School and attended the College of Southern after graduation, where he earned an Associate's Degree in Sociology. He then transferred to the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, to continue his education. Sgt. Katsules joined the Buhl Police Department in August 2018 and is a May 2019 graduate of the College of Southern Idaho Law Enforcement Program. He serves the department as a Sergeant over patrol and is a K9 Handler.

Detective Cody Mai- was born in Burley, Idaho and graduated from Murtaugh High School in 1999.  He served in the United States Marine Corps from 2002-2006.  From 2007-2018, he provided personal security for State Department officials in Iraq and Afghanistan.  In November 2021 Cody joined the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Deputy.  In May of 2022, he joined the Buhl Police Department and subsequently graduated from the Idaho State P.O.S.T. Academy, Class #205 in December 2022.   In January 2023, he began serving as the Department’s Detective.

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