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KCSO: Jail

Adult Misdemeanor Probation

KCSO: PATROL

Prosecutor's office

Juvenile DIVERSION

183.5k

2022 Population *U.S. Census

Kootenai County Growth Dashboard

JUVENILE DETENTION

SOLID WASTe

911

CoDEENFORCEMENT

LAST UPDATE 4/8/24

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JUVENILE PROBATION

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  • The center is striving to provide a safe and efficient response to emergencies throughout the County, excluding the Rathdrum/Post Falls area which operates its own dedicated service. .
  • 10 fully-trained Emergency Communication Operators (ECO's).
  • 17 fully trained ECO’s would provide a safe level
  • 25 is fully staffed.

911 Call Center is 7 employees below a safe level.

Updated 3/4/24

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Code Enforcement being strained may have negative safety implications. Code enforcement ensures safe and healthy living and working environments for the community. By enforcing codes, these dedicated professionals contribute to the overall quality of life in the community, promoting a safe and healthy environment for everyone to live and work in.

  • 286 Cases Per Code Enforcement Officer - Industry Standard 200-250 Cases/Officer

Code Enforcement Annual Cases Per Officer

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The Prosecutor's office handles all misdemeanors brought forward by the State Police and the Sheriff's Office. Additionally, they also prosecute all felonies from all a law enforcement agencies county-wide. Excessive prosecutorial caseloads can harm defendants, victims, and the general public at large.

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• Felony: 197 Cases Per Prosecutor - Industry Standard 150/Prosecutor• Misdemeanor: 644 Cases Per Prosecutor- Industry Standard 400/Prosecutor• Juvenile: 827 Cases Per Prosecutor

Annual Caseload Per Prosecutor

Updated 1/1/24

Misdemeanor

Felony

The resources for Adult Misdemeanor Probation are often stretched thin, with officers having excessive case loads.

ADULT MISDEMEANOR PROBATION (AMP) CASES PER OFFICER

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77 cases per officer is Industry Standard.Our current Monthly case load average is 141 cases per officer.

Updated 4/8/24

Kootenai County has seen a lot of growth related to the construction of housing and people moving to the area. There are many things that contribute to the rise of solid waste, but the growth in our area is a factor to consider. Yearly growth rate of 3% to 5% is optimal. Since 2018 the average is 6.5%

SOLID WASTE RATE OF accumulation

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Kootenai County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Jail overcrowding and deputy understaffing pose serious liability risks for county taxpayers. Overcrowded jails not only increase dangers for deputies, but they also heighten the potential for violent inmate incidents, escape opportunities, and compromised inmate welfare. The added pressure on deputies leads to increased fatigue, stress and early burnout.

JAIL INMATES & CAPACITY

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Jail Physical Max Capacity is 451 Jail Legal Max Capacity is 361KCSO Inmate population is 488 inmates.Industry standard ratio is 5 inmates/detention deputy. KCSO ratio is at 6.979 for 2023.

Jail Failed Last Inspection Due to Inmate Overcrowding

Updated 4/2/24

Legislation has changed most status offenses (curfew violation, minor in possession of tobacco/alcohol) to be infractions. Resulting in a monetary fine in lieu of petitioning the cases to court. Even though our cases are lower than expected we have seen an increase in mental health and substance use disorders causing these cases to require more involvement by Probation Officers (PO) and community services.

JUVENILE PROBATION CASELOAD PER OFFICER

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  • 24 case per PO average 2023 average.
  • 30 cases per PO is optimal.

Updated 1/1/24.

Based on IDAPA Standards and our current staffing levels, we can only accommodate a maximum of 31 Juvenile residents at this time.

Juvenile Detention

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- 17 Resident Average Current- Maximum Capacity of 31

Updated 4/2/24

One of the primary goals of the KCSO is to have an adequate number of deputies to effectively address public safety concerns for County tax payers.

KOOTENAI COUNTY PATROL DEPUTIES PER 1000 CITIZENS

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KCSO HAS 1.04 DEPUTIES PER 1000 County Residents.

Industry Standard is 1.5 Patrol Deputies per 1000 residents.

Last Update 3/1/24