Sheriff Ulmer introduces staff
Sheriff Doug Ulmer would like to take this opportunity to introduce some members of our department and share with the public their new roles in our office.

Chief Deputy Brian Hewson

Brian has been promoted to Chief Deputy of Idaho County.  Brian been in law enforcement in Idaho County for over 17 years. His experience includes patrol, corrections, investigations, a member of our dive team, narcotics investigation, and several different administrative roles. Brian is a 5th generation Idaho County resident, having graduated from Grangeville High School in 1980. Brian brings experience and leadership to Idaho County and will be an important asset in assisting the Sheriff in leading Idaho County.

Lieutenant of Patrol/Investigations Jerry Johnson

Jerry is a 6th generation Idaho County resident, who was raised in Elk City and graduated from Kamiah High School in 1977. He graduated from Big Sky Bible College in 1981 with a BA in Biblical Studies. While attending college, he worked as a logger to pay college expenses, and continued logging after college for 14 years. Jerry entered into law enforcement for the Kamiah Marshal's Office in February of 1994. He came to the Idaho County Sheriff's Office in September of 1998, working a multitude of roles, including Sergeant, drug detection K9 handler, and most recently investigations. Jerry has been promoted to Lieutenant in charge of Patrol and Investigations.

Sergeant Keith Olsen

Keith has worked for the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office for 7 years. Keith graduated from Soroco High School in Colorado in 1995. During his time here, Keith has worked various positions, from Corporal, to Sergeant and has now been promoted to Sergeant in the Detectives Division. Keith has been through interview and interrogation school and has helped work on several homicide cases while working on patrol. Being an avid outdoorsman and hound hunter, Keith has been a huge asset to our office on search and rescue missions.

Sergeant Mike Chlebowski

Mike has worked for Idaho County for combined 15 years, and has been promoted to Sergeant in the Prairie area. Mike graduated from high school in Deerfield, Michigan in 1989 and served our country by joining the Marines. Mike has held the rank of Corporal in our department during both times he's worked here. In addition to being a great asset in search and rescue, Mike currently is our K9 drug detection handler, having trained several K9s throughout his career.  

Corporal Jason Hicks
Jason has worked for Idaho County for 6 years and has been promoted to Corporal in the Kooskia area. Jason has lived in Idaho for the past 22 years, having graduated from high school in Loveland, Colorado in 1986. Before entering law enforcement, Jason was a rancher and worked in construction. Jason brings a proactive approach to Idaho County and has worked many burglary and grand theft cases.

Deputy Sean Nelson

Sean has worked for Idaho County Sheriff’s Office for the last 7 months as a part-time dispatcher, in addition to working fulltime for the Idaho Department of Corrections. Sean has been moved to Patrol Deputy in the Kooskia area. Sean graduated from CVHS in 2018 and has volunteered with both the Kooskia Fire Department and the Kooskia Ambulance for the past 5 years. Sean also volunteers as a National Ski Patroller.

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