The State of Idaho is comprised 44 Counties. Payette County was originally part of Canyon County. In 1917 it was partitioned off and named after the Payette River. The County seat is in Payette, Idaho. Payette was originally settled as a railroad camp in the 1860’s and called Boomerang for the log boom on the Payette River. The site, and the community which grew around it, was later named in honor of the area’s first white settler, Francois Payette, a Canadian fur trapper and explorer with the North West Company who arrived in 1818. Payette County is 410 square miles.
The 44 Counties in the State of Idaho are:
The Payette County Sheriff’s Office currently employs 50 people. Its employees are responsible for protecting and serving the communities of Payette County. We operate a 72 bed Jail. In our Jail Facility we house inmates that are being held on bond, awaiting trial. We also house inmates that are serving out sentences on misdemeanor crimes or awaiting transfer to the Idaho Department of Corrections. The Payette County Sheriff’s Office operates a countywide Consolidated Dispatch Center. It is operated by 11 dispatchers. We dispatch for 3 law enforcement agencies, 6 fire departments and 2 ambulances. We patrol the County of Payette with 10 Deputies. We respond to all types of calls for service. We respond to vehicle collisions, assisting motorists, helping neighbors with conflicts and enforcing State and local laws.
Payette County, Idaho. (2019, October 17). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payette_County,_Idaho.
Payette County Historical Society (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.payettemuseum.qwestoffice.net/1901/6201.html.
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