Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hailey police chief honored by POST

Gunter to be awarded ‘executive certificate’


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

Jeff Gunter

Hailey Police Chief Jeff Gunter will be honored by the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training academy at the Nov. 22 Hailey City Council meeting.

According to a news release, POST Council Chair Dan Weaver and POST Division Administrator William Flink will present Gunter with the academy's executive certificate, the highest certificate awarded to peace officers in Idaho. The presentation is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m.

Gunter has been a police officer for 21 years. During that time he has continued to further his training through the academy. He began work with the Hailey Police Department in 1990 and returned in 2000 after a two-year stint as Bellevue marshal.

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Gunter was appointed Hailey police chief in 2007.

Gunter is also active in the community through Rotary, the Blaine County Community Drug Coalition, Business After Hours, South Valley Business Alliance, Hailey Chamber of Commerce, the Sawtooth Emergency Medical Council and mentoring with the Blaine County School District's "lunch buddy" program.

He and his wife, Gloria, live in Bellevue.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com






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