• Evening in downtown Caldwell

    photo credit: Dan Smede

  • Winter Wonderland 2019 Festival

    Destination Caldwell

  • Main Street, circa 1950-s - Ellis

    photo credit - unknown

  • 2018 4th of July Fireworks

    Dan Smede

  • Historic Caldwell Home

    Jan Boles

  • Old City Hall, circa 1930

    photo credit: unknown

  • Cardboard Kayak Races - 2018

    Destination Caldwell

  • Indian Creek Plaza ice ribbon

    Destination Caldwell

Former Chief Chris Allgood

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Former Chief of Police Chris Allgood retired in December 2015 after serving 30 years with the Caldwell Police Department.

Chief Allgood:

  • 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.