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. 

Jim Adam, Vice President

 

Jim Adams began a career in Law Enforcement in 1999 with the Ada County Sheriff's Office as a dispatcher.  In 2002, Adams was hired as a Police Officer with Boise Police Department.  While working at Boise PD, Adams served a dual purpose on Patrol as both a Patrol Officer and a Crime Scene Investigator.  Adams promoted to Detective in 2013, and currently serves as a Special Victims Unit Detective.  Adams also holds a position on the executive board with the Treasure Valley FOP Lodge #11.

Ryan Rhoades, 2nd 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 is currently assigned as an SRO in the West Ada School District.  Rhoades currently holds a position on the Treasure Valley FOP Lodge #11 executive board as well.  Rhoades holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate through the Idaho POST Academy, and is an Instructor in Arrest and Control Tactics, Ground Control, Building Search Techniques, and Tactical Team Operations.

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 was hired 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 BCSO.  In 1998, Austin was hired 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 is currently assigned to the SRO Unit at Mountain View Middle 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.

Renee Uberuaga, Sergeant At Arms

 

Renee Uberuaga started her career in Law Enforcement in 1995 with the Canyon County Sheriff's Office as a Jail Deputy.  During her career, Uberuaga was promoted to the Detective Division in 1997, and had assignments as an SRO, Narcotics Detective, Child Crimes Detective, and Crimes Against Persons Detective.  Uberuaga was promoted to Corporal, and subsequently to the rank of sergeant.  Uberuaga served as the Chief of the Middleton Police until her retirement from the CCSO in 2012.  Uberuaga now works as a Court Security Officer as a contract employee through the US Marshals Service.

Brian Birdsell, Chaplain

Brian Birdsell began his career in law enforcement in 1994 as a Reserve Officer for the Lewiston Police Department.  In 1998, Birdsell was hired as a patrol officer for the Newport Police Department in Newport, OR.  In late 1999, Birdsell returned to the Lewiston Police Department, and has served in the following assignments; Patrol Officer, SRO, Detective, and Evidence Custodian.  Birdsell currently serves as a Forensic Detective, doing computer and cell phone forensics.  Birdsell is also a member of the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  Birdsell is a proud member of Lewis Clark Lodge #10, where he has served as secretary, trustee, and delegate prior to becoming the chaplain for the State Lodge.

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.

JL Davis, Chairman of the Trustee

 

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, and currently supervises the Crimes Against Persons and Special Victims Unit.  Davis is also a member of the Canyon County Critical Incident Task Force, as well as the Canyon County Fire Investigation Team as an Arson Investigator.  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.

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