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Sheriff Rick Layher
                  Sheriff Rick Layher

The Elmore County Sheriff's Office and Detention Center are located at
2255 East 8th North Mountain Home, Idaho 83647

The phone number for the Sheriff's Office is 208-587-3370.
The phone number for the jail is 208-587-9103.
To contact a Detective call 208-587-1888
Non-Emergency and Calls for Service is 208-587-2100

Click here to email Sheriff Rick Layher            Click here to email Chief Deputy Mike Barclay

Sheriff Office

Phone: 208.587.3370  Emergency 911
Address: 2255 East 8th North
Mountain Home, Idaho 83647
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Mon. thru Fri.

Support Services

Phone: 208.587.1888  Emergency 911
Address: 125 South 5th East
Mountain Home, Idaho 83647
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Mon. thru Fri.

Glenns Ferry Sub-Station

Phone: 208.366-7441  Emergency 911
Address: 301 No. Commercial
Glenns Ferry, Idaho 83623
Office Hours:11:00am - 4:00pm
Mon. thru Fri.

Drivers Licenses, Identification Cards and Concealed Weapon Permits can be obtained at the Sheriffs Support Services Building  located at 125 South 5th East on Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm, excluding holidays.  Written testing is 8:30 to 2:30 on these days with the exception of  CDL (Commercial Driver Licenses) testingCDL testing is during the hours of 8:30am to 12:30pm these days.  The phone number is 208-587-1888 extension 124.  For more information on Drivers Licenses go to http://www.itd.idaho.gov/dmv/.

Jail Visiting Hours are on Tuesdays through Sundays from 10:00am until 11:00am then from 1:00pm until 5:00pm then from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.  No visiting on Mondays.  The last visit will start 30 minutes before ending time.  Visitors must be at least 18 years old.  Children of prisoners must accompany other parent or legal guardian. To view the Jail Roster, click here.

For questions about the operations of the Civil Office click the Civil Office Link below.

 Civil Office



To establish and maintain the trust, respect and confidence of the citizens and communities we serve, while fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office through professional and caring service.  Promoting our GUIDING PRINCIPLES to establish leadership qualities and professionalism by continued mentoring and training.  


The mission of the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office is to enhance public safety, improve quality of life through crime reduction and prevention and develop partnerships and team work by;    

 Working together to fairly, equitably and impartially enforce the laws of the United States and the State of Idaho.  

Ethical and Moral treatment of all persons.  

Commitment to enhanced quality of life.  

Accountability to citizens and communities.  

Respect for ourselves, family, and those we serve.  

Excellence in the performance of our duties.


We care about and believe in doing what is right, through our Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, our morals, common sense, good judgement and the GUIDING PRINCIPLES of the Sheriff’s Office.

We care about completely fulfilling our duties and doing everything we can to help others or point them in the right direction for the help they need.

We care and believe in treating all individuals, regardless of their attitude or demeanor, with the courtesy, tolerance, sensitivity and dignity we would expect if placed in a similar situation.

We care about being consistent, fair, honest, courteous, compassionate and acting with the utmost integrity in dealing with each other and the people we serve.

We care and believe in loyalty and support for each other, our families and the community without compromising the high ethical standards of law enforcement.

We care about and are committed to improve our communities and earn their trust, respect, and support through active partnership, involvement and service.

We care about being professional, calm and restrained in the face of violence or danger and apply only that force which id necessary to accomplish our lawful duty.

We care and believe in the empowerment of our people to solve problems, provide the right service, satisfy the needs of the citizens, make the right decisions, coupled with responsibility for actions taken or omitted.