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Twin Falls Sheriff Honored With Highest POST award

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By Paul Johnson

Meridian, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) Twin Falls County Sheriff Tom Carter is being honored with the POST Executive Certificate. According to POST, the Police Officers Standards and Training in Meridian, this is the highest certificate awarded to peace officers in Idaho. In 1970, Thomas Carter was drafted into the United States Marine Corp and was sent to Viet Nam and Okinawa. After returning to the United States he had the opportunity to attend the San Diego Police Department Police Academy. In 1979, he started his law enforcement career in Idaho working for the Twin Falls City Police Department. In 1992, he took a position with Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office in the detention facility, moving to the patrol division a year later and working his way up to a sergeant position. In 2008, he ran in the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s election and won. He was re-elected again as Sheriff in 2012.
Sheriff Carter has been a certified POST instructor for Emergency Vehicle Operations. He presently holds the Patrol Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced certification. He is on the Jail Standards Committee. Sheriff Carter is a proud member of Rotary. He also enjoys interacting with his constituents by attending local civic clubs as a guest and also meeting with the local leaders in the community.
Sheriff Carter, with his wife of 27 years, reside in Twin Falls and have five grown children and 10 grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with their family, building hot rods and playing golf.
The presentation will be held Monday, February 4, 2013, at 11:15 a.m. before 35 or more members of the Idaho Sheriff’s Association in the “Liberty Room” located at the Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, Idaho.


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