FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTONS (FAQ’S)
1. How do I apply to become an Officer with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department?
Information about the requirements for an Entry level and Lateral Officer position at the Coeur d’Alene Police Department can be found at http://www.cdaid.org/1031/departments/police/employment
2. How do I obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in the City of Coeur d’Alene?
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for issuing Concealed Carry Permits in Kootenai County. Please click on the following link for instructions:
3. Is the Concealed Carry Permit from my State of Issue recognized in the State of Idaho?
Yes, if it meets the requirements of Idaho Code 18-3302(12)(g), as follows:
“(12) A license to carry concealed weapons must be in a form substantially similar to that of the Idaho driver's license and must meet the following specifications:
(a) The license must provide the licensee's name, address, date of birth and the driver's license number or state identification card number if used for identification in applying for the license;
(b) The license must bear the licensee's signature and picture; and
(c) The license must provide the date of issuance and the date on which the license expires.”
4. What are some of the common ordinances in the City of Coeur d’Alene related to firearms?
9.52.020, Discharge Firearm in City Limits
“It is unlawful for any person to discharge, within the limits of the city, any "firearms", as defined in section 9.52.010 of this chapter, slingshots, zip guns, or bows and arrows, except that military honor guards when performing at recognized cemeteries may discharge blanks with permission of the parks and cemetery director or his/her designee. Furthermore, military honor guards performing at Veterans' Park on Memorial Day or Veterans Day may discharge blanks. Furthermore, city of Coeur d'Alene fire or police honor guards or military honor guards may discharge blanks at the Cherry Hill Fallen Heroes Plaza to honor a fallen firefighter or police officer. Any discharge of firearms at Cherry Hill Fallen Heroes Plaza would require a permit from the parks director. (Ord. 3378 §1, 2010)”
5. Does the City of Coeur d’Alene have an Open Container law for alcoholic beverages?
Open containers of alcohol are prohibited in public places (parks, streets, etc) by Coeur d’Alene City Code 5.08.160A.
6. Am I allowed to camp in the City of Coeur d’Alene public parks?
It is unlawful for any person to camp or sleep overnight or longer in or on any city owned, leased or maintained beach, natural area, park, playground or play field unless prior written permission has been received from the city (per City Ordinance 4.25.090)
7. Does the Coeur d’Alene Police Department provide services for fingerprinting?
The Coeur d'Alene Police Department provides fingerprinting services to the public on a first come, first served basis during designated hours, subject to personnel and facilities availability.
•Hours for fingerprinting services are currently Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•No appointment is necessary.
•The cost for fingerprinting services is $10.00 per card. Additional cards are $5.00 each.
•Payment can be made via cash or check. We cannot accept debit or credit cards at this time.
•A valid ID (driver’s license, state ID card) is required for identification.
Feel free to contact the Records Division for any other questions you may have at (208) 769-2320.
8. Does the Coeur d’Alene Police Department perform VIN inspections on vehicles?
The Coeur d'Alene Police Department provides Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections to the public on a first come, first served basis during designated hours, subject to personnel and facilities availability.
• No appointment is necessary.
• The cost for this service is $5.00.
• Payment can be made via cash, check or money order. We cannot accept debit or credit cards at this time.
• If the vehicle is unable to be moved a Civilian Report Taker (CRT) can respond to the vehicle owner’s location in the City of Coeur d'Alene.
• Hours for VIN inspections are currently Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m (except holidays).
9. How does the Coeur d’Alene Police Department enforce child custody disputes?
The city of Coeur d’Alene will investigate any violation of Idaho Code related to child custody disputes. The Coeur d’Alene Police Department requires that a copy of the child custody agreement be presented in order to take a criminal report. The Coeur d’Alene Police Department will NOT forcibly remove a child from a parent unless exigent circumstances exist that threaten the health, safety, or welfare of the child (children) involved in the dispute. Violations will be forwarded to the Coeur d’Alene City Attorney or Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office for review and disposition.
Please see Idaho Code 18-4506 for details about Child Custody Interference at https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title18/T18CH45/SECT18-4506/
10. How do I obtain a copy of an accident report that was taken by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department?
Accident reports may be requested online on the Coeur d’ Alene Police Department’s website at http://www.cdaid.org/forms/EmailForm/12
11. How do I obtain a copy of a crime report that was taken by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department?
Criminal reports taken by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department may be requested on the Coeur d’ Alene Police Department website at https://www.cdaid.org/1023/departments/police/online-services/obtaining-reports
12. How do I compliment an Officer of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department?
If you would like to compliment an Officer, you can fill out a form online on the Coeur d'Alene Police Department's website at Compliments
13. How do I report misconduct of an Officer with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department?
If you would like to report misconduct of an Officer, you can fill out a form online on the Coeur d'Alene Police Department's website at Complaints
14. Why is it taking so long for an Officer to respond to my call for service?
• A patrol officer will respond to your call for service; however, calls are prioritized according to the seriousness of the situation.
• Any life threatening call with great possibility of death or serious injury, or any confrontation between people which could threaten the life or safety of any person will be our top priority.
• Any crime in progress which might result in a threat to injury of a person, or major loss of property, or immediate apprehension of a suspect (including accidents with injury or other traffic incidents that create a traffic hazard) will be our next priority.
• Officers will respond to minor in-progress/just occurred calls where there is no threat of personal injury or major loss of property after higher priority calls have been handled.
15. I filed a crime report with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department. How long does it take to be investigated?
Criminal reports taken by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department for further investigation are forwarded to our Investigations Division, assigned to our Detectives (based on their assignment) prioritized, as follows:
Priority 1: Felony crimes where there is a known suspect who has committed the offense
Priority 2: Felony crimes where there is a possible suspect information and/or evidence of who has committed the offense
Priority 3: Misdemeanor crimes where there is a known suspect who has committed the offense
Priority 4: Misdemeanor crimes where there is a possible suspect information and/or evidence of who has committed the offense
Priority 5: Felony and misdemeanor crimes that does not have a suspect and/or evidence of who has committed the offense
If you have any leads, credible information, or evidence to add to a report being investigated by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, please contact us at 208-769-2320 to be put in touch with the Detective assigned to the case.
16. How do I dispute a parking ticket received in the City of Coeur d’Alene?
You may appeal a parking ticket issued by the City of Coeur d’Alene at http://www.cdaid.org/forms/ParkingAppeal/3
17. Will the Coeur d’Alene Police Department take custody of an animal that was running loose in my neighborhood?
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department’s Animal Control Officers will respond to take custody of an animal that was running loose in the neighborhood, if they are on-duty.
When an Animal Control Officer is off-duty, citizens have the option of keeping the animal until an Animal Control Officer is able to respond, or setting it loose. If the animal is an immediate danger to the public, please relay the information to our Dispatch Center.
18. If a crime happened outside the City of Coeur d’Alene, can I report it to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department?
Criminal offenses that occur outside of the City of Coeur d’Alene should be reported to the appropriate agency for that jurisdiction.
19. My identity appears to have been stolen. Can I report this to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department?
Residents of Coeur d’Alene may report identity theft by filing an online report at http://www.cdaid.org/Files/Police/Reporting/start-report.html, and also at https://www.identitytheft.gov/
20. Where is the Coeur d’Alene Police Department located?
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is located at 3818 N. Schreiber Way in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.
21. How do I file a Public Information Request with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department?
Information about public disclosure can be found at http://www.cdaid.org/1023/departments/police/online-services/obtaining-reports
22. Does the Coeur d’Alene Police Department have a ride-along program?
Ride-alongs with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department are generally reserved for those interested in applying as an officer with the Department. If you have a special request for a ride-along, you may speak with a Supervisor at 208-769-2320.
23. Does the Coeur d’Alene Police Department have a volunteer program?
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department has a Volunteer Program. Larry Seward is the Coeur d'Alene Police Department Volunteer Coordinator, and can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the program can be found at http://www.cdaid.org/1035/departments/police/programs/volunteer-program
24. Does the Coeur d’Alene Police Department have an Explorer program?
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department has an Explorer Program. Information about the program can be found at http://www.cdaid.org/1028/departments/police/programs/explorer-program
25. Does the Coeur d’Alene Police Department have a Reserve program?
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department does not have a Reserve program.
Requests for interviews with an Officer of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department should be made to our Public Information Officer:
Detective Jared Reneau
27. Are off-duty Coeur d’Alene Police Officers available for hire to provide security?
Requests to hire for off-duty Coeur d’Alene Police Officers to provide security and/or traffic control may be made at http://www.cdaid.org/files/Police/Off_duty_employment_doc_for_employers.pdf
28. If I suspect a drug house in my neighborhood, who do I call?
If you suspect a drug house is in our neighborhood, please contact or email our tip line at:
Tips: (208) 769-2296
29. Who do I call to report graffiti?
Reports of graffiti may be filed online with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department at http://www.cdaid.org/Files/Police/Reporting/start-report.html
30. Does the Coeur d’Alene Police Department offer self-defense training?
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department does not currently offer an self-defense training classes to the public.
31. How do I obtain a Civil Protection Order?
You may apply for a Civil Protection Order by filling out a petition form, which is obtained from the clerk of the magistrate or district court in the County where you currently reside. For residents of Coeur d’Alene, you can obtain this petition at the following location:
Kootenai County Justice Building
324 W Garden Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
(Office hours are Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm, except holidays)
32. Are dogs required to be licensed in the City of Coeur d’Alene?
Dogs are required to be licensed in the City of Coeur d’Alene. Information on how to obtain a license for your dog can be found at http://www.cdaid.org/1027/departments/police/divisions/animal-control
33. How do I report my neighbor’s barking dog?
You may report a barking dog by contacting the Coeur d’Alene Police Department dispatch at 208-769-2320. These calls will generally be handled by our Animal Control Officers.
34. There is a party house in my neighborhood that is always being loud. Is there anything the Coeur d’Alene Police Department can do to help?
If the problem house is being loud, you may contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department on our non-emergency number to have an officer respond to the location and address the issue.
It is a crime in Idaho for anyone to violate Idaho Code 18-6409 Disturbing the Peace, as follows: “Every person who maliciously and willfully disturbs the peace or quiet of any neighborhood, family or person, by loud or unusual noise, or by tumultuous or offensive conduct, or by threatening, traducing, quarreling, challenging to fight or fighting, or fires any gun or pistol, or uses any vulgar, profane or indecent language within the presence or hearing of children, in a loud and boisterous manner, is guilty of a misdemeanor”
In order for the Coeur d’Alene Police Department to enforce this code, you may be required to be a witness in any criminal proceedings that come from the enforcement of this Statute.
35. How do I start a Neighborhood Watch program?
Information about how to start a Neighborhood Watch Program in the City of Coeur d’Alene can be found at http://www.cdaid.org/998/departments/police/programs/neighborhood-watch
36. Vehicles are always speeding through my neighborhood. How can the Coeur d’Alene Police Department help?
Traffic problems are handled by our Traffic Team. You may file a report online at http://www.cdaid.org/Files/Police/Reporting/start-report.html
Also, you can request to have a speed detection trailer placed in the area. Email email@example.com for further information.
37. How do I find out about Sex Offenders in my neighborhood
The Idaho State Police provides information on Registered Sex Offenders on their website at https://www.isp.idaho.gov/sor_id/
38. Where can I find crime statistics for the City of Coeur d’Alene?
Statistical information about crime in the City of Coeur d’Alene can be found at http://www.cdaid.org/1022/departments/police/information/crime-statistics. For statewide statistical information check out http:///www.isp.idaho.gov and click the Crime Statistics button.
39. How do I properly dispose of prescription medication?
We do have a drop off in the lobby of the Police Department for your convenience. Information about the Coeur d’Alene Police Department Prescription Medication Disposal Program can be found at http://www.cdaid.org/1042/departments/police/programs/turn-in-prescription-medication-program
40. Does the Coeur d’Alene Police Department offer residential/business security assessments?
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department does not currently offer this service.
41. How many Officers are employed by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department?
There Coeur d’Alene Police Department is authorized to employ 87 sworn members and 18 civilian members.
42. I have information about a crime that occurred in the City of Coeur d’Alene. How can I anonymously report this information to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department?
Please contact us by using our tip line at:
Tips: (208) 769-2296
43. How can I have someone trespassed from my business?
The Trespass Enforcement Program was created specifically for businesses to help with incidents of trespassing and loitering during non-business hours. Information about this program can be found at http://www.cdaid.org/2812/departments/police/programs/trespass-enforcement-program
44. How can I obtain a background check?
Information on how to obtain a background check can be located at http://www.cdaid.org/1024/departments/police/online-services/background-checks
45. How do I report an abandoned vehicle?
Abandoned vehicle reports may be filed online with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department at http://www.cdaid.org/Files/Police/Reporting/start-report.html
46. How do I report an illegally parked vehicle?
Illegally parked vehicle reports may be filed online with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department at http://www.cdaid.org/Files/Police/Reporting/start-report.html
47. How do I find out if someone has a warrant for their arrest?
Active felony and misdemeanor warrants for Kootenai County can be found at http://www.kcsheriff.com/active-warrants.html
48. How do I find out if someone is on probation or parole?
A listing of individuals assigned to Kootenai County Misdemeanor Probation can be found at http://www.co.kootenai.id.us/departments/justiceservices/adultmis/publicinfo.asp
An offender search for individual assigned to State Probation & Parole can be found at https://www.idoc.idaho.gov/content/prisons/offender_search
49. Are fireworks legal in the City of Coeur d’Alene?
It is unlawful for any person in the city to import, export, offer for sale, sell, possess, keep or store or permit the keeping or storing of any fireworks, other than non-aerial common fireworks, for any use or purpose, except that a person holding a special fireworks permit issued by the fire department may use special fireworks for a safely supervised and conducted public display of fireworks. (City Code 8.12.020)