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Bonner County Sheriff's Office
4001 N. Boyer Road
Sandpoint , Idaho 83864
United States

Company Description: Your Bonner County Sheriff's Office has proudly served our community since 1907. We are truly dedicated to providing the best in policing services and we value our...   more

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Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler says he and his deputies will stand guard against any federal attempts to remove Arnold's guns.
Idaho Sheriffs' Association Home Page, 28 Mar 2012 [cached]
Current President: Daryl Wheeler Bonner County Sheriff Idaho Sheriffs' Association Official Website
Daryl Wheeler for Sheriff, 18 Mar 2013 [cached]
Daryl started his law enforcement career in 1986 as a Sgt-At-Arms for the California State assembly. His duties included dignitary protection, providing security for Assembly members.
In 1989, after completing the Oakland Police Academy, Sheriff Richard Rainey of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department swore in Daryl and he started his new assignment at a 900 bed maximum-security Detention facility. Daryl advanced quickly and became a Jail Training Officer and an Instructor for the 60 hr Jail Operations class.
Daryl later transferred to the patrol division and in 1993, was named Rookie of the Year by the Contra Costa Deputy Sheriff's Association.
From 1990-1993, Daryl was a Firearms Instructor for the patrol re-entry program.
Later in 1993, Daryl was selected to work in the contract city of Danville. During this five-year assignment, Daryl worked as a Patrolman, Traffic Officer, Field Training Officer and Detective. He specialized in traffic reconstruction.
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While working as a Detective, Daryl was honored by the Town of Danville for locating and arresting a bank robber.
Daryl served on the board of directors for the Contra Costa DSA. He was also elected to serve as the Director-At-Large to the Peace Officers Research Association of California. Daryl represented over 650 members from the Sheriff's Department.
1998, Daryl worked as a Resident Deputy in Clark Fork. Daryl also served as a Field Training Officer.
In October of 2001, Daryl was hired by the Sandpoint Police Department. He trained and became a Taser and POST certified Impact Weapons Instructor. Daryl promoted to the rank of Sergeant, served for over 7 years and was commanding the Patrol Division at Sandpoint Police Department before his election as Sheriff.
Daryl served as President of the Fraternal Order of Police Panhandle Lodge 15. Since 1999, Daryl had been an active member of Lodge 15. He has been elected as Chaplin, Secretary/Treasurer, Trustee, Vice-President and President. He had to step down as President after his election in 2008. In 2003, Daryl Served as the FOP State Legislative Chairman. He traveled to Washington DC and lobbied for gun rights on behalf of all police officers in the State of Idaho.
Daryl was sworn into office on Jan 12, 2009, as the Bonner County Sheriff.
December 2011, Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler was sworn in as the President of the Idaho Sheriff's Association.
Sheriff Daryl Wheeler is presented with POST executive certificate by the President of the POST Council, Sheriff Blair Olsen.
Idaho Sheriff's Association President Daryl Wheeler pictured with Senator Denton Darrington, author of the VINE bill, which created sustainable funding for Idaho 's automated victim notification service.
Sheriff Wheeler, guest speaker at Western States Sheriff's Association addressed issues of Coordination, Interposition and the 10th Amendment.
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Daryl Wheeler - Sheriff
Daryl Wheeler
Daryl Wheeler
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Daryl Wheeler, 50, started his law enforcement career in 1986 as a sergeant-at-arms for the California State Assembly.In 1989, after completing the Oakland Police Academy, he joined the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department.Beginning in a 655-bed maximum-security detention facility, he became a jail training officer and an instructor of a jail operations class. Wheeler transferred to the patrol division and in 1993 was named "Rookie of the Year" by the Contra Costa Deputy Sheriff's Association.From 1990-93, he was a firearms instructor for the patrol re-entry program. Later in 1993, Wheeler was selected to work in the contract city of Danville.During this five-year assignment, he worked as a patrolman, traffic officer, field-training officer and detective.He specialized in traffic accident reconstruction. Wheeler was honored by the town of Danville for locating and arresting a bank robber during the year he worked as a detective. He served on the board of directors for the Contra Costa DSA.He was also elected to serve as the director-at-large to the Peace Officers Research Association of California.In the position, Wheeler represented more than 650 members from the sheriff's department. In 1998, Wheeler moved his family to North Idaho and worked as a resident deputy in Clark Fork.He also served as a field-training officer for the Bonner County Sheriff's Office. Wheeler is currently commanding the patrol division at Sandpoint Police Department.He is a taser and POST certified impact weapons instructor.As of October 2008, he will have completed seven years of service with the Sandpoint Police Department. Wheeler currently is president of the Fraternal Order of Police Panhandle Lodge 15.Since 1999, he has actively been a member.Over the last nine years he has served as chaplain, secretary/treasurer, trustee and vice-president.In 2003 Wheeler was the state FOP legislative chairman.He traveled to Washington, D.C., and lobbied for gun rights on behalf of all police officers in the state of Idaho. What is the biggest law enforcement issue facing Bonner County?How do you plan to deal with those? Wheeler said the biggest issue facing the Bonner County Sheriff's Office is a lack of training.His goal would be to get the office prepared so it's at the standard it should be.There needs to be some direction for the sheriff's department so the officers know what their goal is, he said.He plans to present department employees with a standard and a set of goals, with a benchmark for them to achieve their goals.He wants to provide the leadership they need to accomplish those goals. Wheeler said the biggest crime issue facing Bonner County is alcohol and drug abuse.He said it affects how families communicate and leads to a breakdown of the family unit.It also affects single-parent homes when there is no supervision of the children.It also leads to drunken driving, he said.
Where do you think the sheriff's office needs improvement? Wheeler said the training in the sheriff's office needs improvement.He wants a commitment to put the officers in the community, where they are needed in the patrol division.He said there are too many times when staffing is so low that it's a safety problem for officers and the citizens, such as in domestic violence cases.
Do you believe the sheriff's office has a large enough presence in the community? Wheeler doesn't believe the sheriff's office has a big enough presence in the community.He wants every sworn officer to be evaluated to determine if they are most needed in the office or on the road.He wants to evaluate the clerical staff, which he said has been expanded in the past few years, to determine if that money should be transferred to the patrol budget.
What is the current situation with the Bonner County jail?Does it have enough room or should the county start looking for alternatives? Wheeler said there needs to be more training for the jail staff.He said there is no need for a 60-bed work release facility, and it lacks what is needed for the voters to approve it.He said there needs to be enough staff for the facility to operate safely.
Why do you believe you are the best person for this job? Wheeler said he is the best person for the job because he has the most diversity in training and experience.He said he started law enforcement in the political realm while in California, serving nearly 1 million people.He has worked in jails, traffic, accident investigation, as a firearms trainer, and represented law enforcement agencies in statewide organizations.
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