Former Chief of Police Chris Allgood retired in December 2015 after serving 30 years with the Caldwell Police Department.
- Holds four certificates from POST (Police Officer Standards and Training), including an Executive Certificate (which is only awarded to police chiefs in good standing for three or more years).
- Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Management from George Fox University.
- Graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.
Under Chief Allgood’s leadership as Chief of Police, the crime rate reflected a steady downward trend and the percentage of cases cleared has steadily increased. According to annual “Crime in Idaho” reports published by the Idaho State Police in late 2015:
- The Caldwell Police Department’s crime rate ("Group A," per 100,000 population crime rate) 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.
Chris and his wife proudly raise two children in Caldwell.
Mr. Allgood was elected to the Caldwell City Council in November 2015. His four-year term expires in December 2019.