Ada County

Photo courtesy of Justice Wayne Kidwell, Idaho Supreme Court, Retired

Marshal's Department

Deputy Marshal Banner: Commemorating 50 Years of Service to Ada County
50 Years of Service
to Ada County
Address: 200 W. Front Street, Room 4193, Boise, ID 83702
Telephone: (208)287-7160

The Marshal’s Department was established in 1959 by the City of Boise, and in 1997, duties were transferred to Ada County. Today, the Marshal’s Department is under the responsibility of the Trial Court Administrator’s Office of the Fourth District Court.


A staff of 30 employees including one chief, one sergeant, twenty deputy marshals, two process servers, three bailiffs, two security technicians, and one secretary conducts security services at the Ada County Courthouse, Juvenile Court Services, and in the community. The department also oversees a 13-person security department that provides x-ray and magnetometer services for all individuals entering court facilities.


The Marshal’s Department conducts mandatory security screening of all persons and packages entering the Ada County Courthouse and is responsible for preserving safety and peace at gatherings, meetings, and court proceedings, as well as responding to all emergency calls at the courthouse.

The office is responsible for implementing emergency courthouse evacuation procedures, and in the event an evacuation is necessary, is responsible for the safe and orderly evacuation of all individuals in the courthouse. As such, the office collects information that might aid in the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of criminal offenders, and for the recovery of property. Staff members also conduct foot patrols of courthouse facilities for nuisances, impediments, obstructions, defects, and other conditions that might endanger or hinder the safety, health, or convenience of persons in the courthouse and remain alert to crime prevention and security issues.

The Marshal’s Department is also responsible for taking into custody those persons as directed by a judge or those who are violating the law, creating security risks, or being disorderly in the courthouse facilities. In addition, the office serves arrest warrants, subpoenas, summonses, small claims documents, and other official court documents.