Tom Carter for Sheriff – Twin Falls County Sheriff

The Sheriff


As Sheriff of Twin Falls County, my outstanding staff and I have accomplished many goals that I’m very proud of.
  • Worked with commissioners to bring PERSI to the County employees
  • Cleaned up Hub Butte mess.  32 tons of garbage removed in a single day
  • Balanced the budget every year
  • Held women’s self defense classes, more to come
  • Provided access to information to the elderly to prevent scamming, fraud, and abuse: Has pushed for legislation for tougher punishments if convicted
  • Belongs to four different Sheriff’s Associations to keep current on gun control issues, records management systems, etc.
  • Visibility – Has walked the Western Days Parade every year, been at Black and Gold ball, Fur Ball, Boys and Girls Club fundraiser, TF Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels fundraiser, Bucks and Bulls, National Wild Turkey Federation, Lincoln Day Banquet, Rotary, etc.
  • Improved K9 unit
  • Deputized surrounding city law enforcement to prevent jurisdictional issues
  • Created Honorary Deputy status for disabled woman
  • Professionally endorsed by Twin Falls Fraternal Order of Police, Twin Falls Firefighters Union 1556, current and former Chiefs of Police in Buhl, Kimberly, and Filer, current and former directors of law enforcement at College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls Assistant City Manager Brian Pike.
  • Holds the highest level of certification available to law enforcement in the State of Idaho
  • Been with the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office since 1992
From the unification of local law enforcement agencies to the expansion of our K9 and Community Resource Units; we have all worked hard to achieve success.
In addition, I have made it a top priority to maintain fiscal responsibility throughout my administration.  
I value the privilege to serve the citizens as Sheriff and look to continue on the path of positive changes in our community while leading this great department in a manner that will keep us productive, pro-active, and accessible to all citizens.