July 31, 2015
Retirement Announcement

Police Chief Chris Allgood

Chief Chris Allgood of the Caldwell Police Department announced his retirement on Wednesday, July 29th during a press conference held at the Caldwell Police Station.

Chief Allgood has served for 30 years in various roles for the Caldwell Police Department, beginning in the patrol department. He later moved to the detective division where he worked numerous different assignments including: fraud, major crimes, crimes against children, and as a school resource officer. He also served as a field training officer and on the SWAT team for 12 years before being promoted to captain in 2002 and chief in 2007.

Under Chief Allgood’s leadership, the crime rate has shown a steady downward trend and the percentage of cases cleared has steadily risen. According to annual “Crime in Idaho” reports published by the Idaho State Police :
• The Caldwell Police Department’s crime rate ("Group A," per 100,000 population crime rate) has dropped 29% since Allgood became Chief of Police in 2007.
• Conversely, the percentage of cases cleared (which is a measure of the police department’s efficacy in solving crimes) increased from 40.9% in 2007 to 56.6% in 2014.
• In 2007, Caldwell’s clearance percentage was below the Idaho state average for police departments, but in 2014, it was 5.6% above the Idaho state average.

Chief Allgood’s departure is bittersweet for all of the Police Department and City of Caldwell staff. They would like to thank Chief Chris Allgood for his exceptional leadership and dedication to the community and congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement.

His last day of service will be December 26th.



News: "Caldwell population hits 50,000-resident milestone"

Read the article from the Idaho Press-Tribune here.  (May 25, 2015)



The City of Caldwell - Code Enforcement

We all work together to make Caldwell a beautiful community. The City of Caldwell's Community Development Department would like to remind you to be proactive in tending to the appearance of your community. If you become aware of any violations to the city code click here.

Common Violations of Caldwell City Code:

  • Abandoned Vehicles – inoperable or unlicensed vehicles parked on the street, on your private property, or business property open to the public.
  • Trash and Debris – trash and debris must be removed from all premises.
  • Semi-Trucks with Trailers – Not allowed to be parked on any residential street or alley, other than for loading and unloading cargo.
  • Graffiti – Owners are responsible for removing graffiti from their property.
  • Weeds8 inch high maximum. Owners are responsible for weed maintenance to the middle of alleys and ditches and out to the curb or pavement on streets.
  • Commercial Property Appearance - All commercial property and structures must be kept in a neat, orderly and clean condition to include landscaping. Accumulation of dirt on or about a building is prohibited.
  • Dogs - Only three dogs per residence are allowed within city limits and each dog requires a license. Dogs are not allowed to run loose or bark excessively. 


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"Caldwell Saves 1st"

EDUCATION NEWS: The Mayor's "Caldwell Saves 1st" team was selected as one of eleven cities in the nation to be part of a national collaborative that will enhance the "Caldwell Saves 1st" program. The Caldwell team will also help to develop a blueprint for other cities to model that will be used nationwide.

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