Executive Members

Bryan Lovell, President

 

Bryan Lovell began a career in Law Enforcement in 1994 with Rexburg PD as a Patrol Officer.  In 1995, Lovell was hired at Jefferson County Sheriff's Office where he served as a jail deputy, and then moved to patrol.  Lovell also served part time with Ashton PD and Fremont County Sheriff's Office.  Lovell also served as a detective, before being hired at Bonneville County Sheriff's Office in 2001.  Lovell has had assignments in Patrol, Detectives, and was promoted to Sergeant in 2010.  Lovell currently serves as the supervising sergeant of the DARE and SRO programs, and is the Public Information Officer for the BCSO. 

Ryan Rhoades, Vice President

 

Ryan Rhoades began a career in Law Enforcement in 2002 with the Caldwell Police Department.  Rhoades worked in various assignments, including; Patrol, Detective, TRT (Tactical Response Team), and SRO.  Rhoades served on the Caldwell Police Employees Association, as well as the CPEA FOP as an executive board member.  In 2009, Rhoades left Caldwell to join the Meridian Police Department.  While at MPD, Rhoades has held assignments in Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, and SRO.  Rhoades is currently assigned to the Investigations Division, as a Detective.  Rhoades holds a Master Law Enforcement Certificate through the Idaho POST Academy, and is an Instructor in ARCON.

JL Davis, 2nd Vice President

 

James Davis started his career in Law Enforcement in 2003 with the Idaho State Police and worked for the Alcohol Beverage Control Division.  In 2004 Davis was hired by the Caldwell Police Department as a Patrol Officer.  During his career, Davis has been assigned to Patrol, Detective, Corporal, Crimes Against Persons and Special Victims Unit and spent several years as part of the Canyon County Critical Incident Task Force. Davis is also a member of the Canyon County Fire Investigation Team as an Arson Investigator.  Davis is a Firearms Instructor and Taser Instructor. In 2019 Davis promoted to Sergeant and is currently assigned to Patrol. Davis has been an active member of the Caldwell Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 31 since its creation, and has served as State Trustee, Vice President, and President.  Davis was elected to the State Executive Board as Chairman of the Trustee in August 2018.

Gregory Austin, Secretary

 

Gregory Austin started in Law Enforcement at the age of 14 with the Bingham County Sheriff's Office Explorer program. After serving four years in the US Marine Corps, Austin returned to Idaho to become a Reserve Dispatcher with Bingham County SO.  In 1995, Austin started as a full time dispatcher, while still attending Idaho State University's Law Enforcement Program.  Austin was also a Reserve Officer with Shelley PD and Blackfoot PD, while dispatching for 4BSO.  In 1998, Austin started as a full time Police Officer with Blackfoot PD.  During his career, Austin has held positions to include; Patrol, SRT, Patrol Corporal, Marine Officer, Alcohol Enforcement, and assigned to the SRO Unit at Independence High School.  Austin holds a Master Law Enforcement Certificate through the Idaho POST Academy, and is an Instructor in Breath Alcohol and DUI Investigation.  Austin also has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety from the University of Idaho.

Brian Maughan, Treasurer

 

Brian Maughan started his career in Law Enforcement in 2001 with the Twin Falls Police Department.  Maughan worked as a Patrol Officer until April 2006, when he was promoted to SRO at Twin Falls High School.  Maughan was promoted into the Detective Division in 2009, where he investigates a variety of cases, with a primary focus on financial crimes.  Maughan is currently the TFPD CPR and AED Instructor, and has had assignments in SWAT and Crisis Negotiations.  Maughan holds a Master Law Enforcement Certificate through the Idaho POST Academy, and a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Boise State University.

Steve Scott, Sergeant at Arms

 

Steve Scott started his Law Enforcement career in 2004 with the Rupert Police Department as a Reserve and in 2006 accepted a full time position. Scott then went to Custer County Sheriff’s Office in 2009.  In 2015, Scott was hired by the Blackfoot Police Department where he currently works as a Patrol Officer.  Scott is a member of Snake River Lodge #35 in Bingham County, where he has been Vice President since 2017.  Scott is a certified Taser Instructor and an Adjunct Active Shooter Instructor with ALERRT Training, out of San Marcos, Texas and teaches around the US.

Brent Wright, Immediate Past President

Brent Wright started his Law Enforcement career in 1998 with Kimberly PD as a Patorl Officer.  In 2002, Wright left Kimberly to join Twin Falls PD.  During Wright's career at Twin Falls, he has worked in various assignments including; Patrol, Traffic, Field Training Officer, Narcotics Detective, and SWAT.  Wright is currently a Staff Sergeant in the Adminstrative Services Division, and is a team leader for the SWAT Team.  Wright is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of Southern Idaho with the Law Enforcement Program, and instructs in various fields.  Wright held the office of Sergeant At Arms for the Idaho State FOP Lodge from 2002-2004, followed by the office of President of the Idaho State FOP Lodge from 2004-2008.

Brad Landes, National Trustee

Brad Landes started his Law Enforcement career in 1988 with the Idaho Falls Police Department as a Patrol Officer.  During his career, Landes has served in various roles in the department, and currently serves as a School Resource Officer.  Landes has been an FOP member since 1992, and .  Landes served as the FOP Idaho Lodge 6 President for 10 years.  Landes has served on the Idaho State FOP Lodge Executive Board as the lodge secretary from 1999-2004, and as the National Trustee from 2004-present.

Nathan Bennion, Chairman of the Trustee

 

Nathan Bennion started his career in Law Enforcement in 2000 with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.  Bennion started and worked as a Jail Deputy until June 2006, when he took a position with the Patrol division.  Bennion was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2011, and is currently the Sergeant over the Ammon patrol division. Bennion is a firearms instructor, armorer, and holds a Supervisor Law Enforcement Certificate through the Idaho POST Academy.

Bart Whiting, Chaplain

 

Bart Whiting started his Law Enforcement career in 2000 at 3B Juvenile Detention Center.  In 2003 Whiting started with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office as a Jail Deputy.  In January 2008, Whiting started with the Idaho Falls Police Department.  Whiting has spent the last 12 years in Patrol.  Whiting is a DRE, SFST Instructor, and an EVOC Instructor.  Whiting is a member of FOP Lodge #6 in Idaho Falls and has held the position of Vice President and Treasurer.

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