• Evening in downtown Caldwell

    photo credit: Dan Smede

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  • 2018 4th of July Fireworks

    Dan Smede

  • Historic Caldwell Home

    Jan Boles

  • Old City Hall, circa 1930

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  • Cardboard Kayak Races - 2018

    Destination Caldwell

  • Indian Creek Plaza ice ribbon

    Destination Caldwell

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Patrol Division Commanders 


Wright 19


Lt. Wright began his career with the Caldwell Police Department on August 1, 1985. Starting as a patrolman, he eventually promoted to Corporal, then to Sergeant. He has held numerous positions in both patrol and investigations, including Detective Sergeant.

In 2007, Sergeant Wright was promoted to Lieutenant, where he served as a Patrol Division Commander.

In October of 2011, Lieutenant Wright assumed command of the recently created Operations Division, where he currently oversees Caldwell Police Department’s Code Enforcement & Animal Control sections, along with special projects.

Lieutenant Wright holds several certifications from Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) including advanced officer certification, supervisor certification and a management certification. Lieutenant Wright is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.

He lives in Caldwell with his wife and daughter


Phone:  208-455-4514

email: dwright@cityofcaldwell.org



Hoadley 19


Lt. Hoadley began his career with the Caldwell Police Department in 2001 when he was hired as a Community Service Officer. He later transferred to a position as a Code Enforcement Officer before being sworn in as a full time patrolman in 2002.  He worked as a patrol officer until 2004 when he was assigned to the newly created Street Crimes Unit as an Investigator focusing on gang and street level drug enforcement.  He also spent a year assigned to a DEA drug task force in 2005.

While working in SCU, he was promoted to Corporal in 2006 and then again to Sergeant in 2008.  In 2012, he transferred back to the patrol division where he was eventually promoted to Lieutenant in 2016 and currently serves as one of two Division Commanders. 

Lt. Hoadley is a certified Idaho POST instructor on the topics of Criminal Gang Enforcement & Documentation, Drug Identification and Drug Investigations. He has also testified as a court certified gang expert in both State and Federal criminal prosecutions and is also a published author on the topic. 

During the course of Lt. Hoadley’s career with CPD, he has obtained his Advanced Idaho POST certification, served as a Field Training Officer and teaches as an adjunct instructor for the College of Western Idaho’s law enforcement program.

Lt. Hoadley was awarded “Officer of the Year” in 2004 and also “Supervisor of the Year” in 2007 and 2015.  While supervising the Street Crimes Unit, his team was named the Northwest’s “Gang Unit of the Year” in 2008.  He has also received 3 Life Saving medals along with a Commendation Medal from Nampa Police Department for his assistance in solving a homicide in 2015.

Lt. Hoadley was born and raised in Caldwell.  He attended Caldwell High School where he played baseball and graduated in 1998 before attending the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.  He later returned to Caldwell where he still lives to this day.


Phone: 208-455-4567  

email: jhoadley@cityofcaldwell.org


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