Steve M. Harkins

Sheriff's Office
Title: Sheriff
Phone: 208-788-5550
Steve Harkins

Steve Harkins has been in law enforcement since 1992. Harkins started his law enforcement career as a dispatcher with Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office and then was hired by the Hailey Police Department as a patrol officer. He joined the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 as a detective. In 2009, Harkins was promoted to Captain, serving as the Ketchum Police Chief and overseeing operations of the police services contract with Blaine County. Harkins was appointed Chief Deputy of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office in 2014, before being elected sheriff in 2017.

His law enforcement background and training includes: College of Southern Idaho Law Enforcement, a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Command College, Idaho Sheriff Association New Sheriff School and approximately 2000 hours of specialized training. He supervised the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team, (“NET”) for 17 years. Sheriff Harkins holds Advanced, Master, and Management Certificates from the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training Council.

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