In 2015 Lt. Creech applied for a grant with the Idaho Emergency Communications Network and was awarded a $560,000 grant. This grant was used to install a new 911 phone system. This was the largest grant award given in this particular grant year. This project created the first consolidated remote/host 911 phone system in the State of Idaho that joined two separate counties into one system. The system is designed to continue to add additional dispatch centers to it. The system can manage up to 90 dispatch positions at one time. This consolidated 911 phone system promotes interoperability between PSAPs, adds layers of redundancy, and helps share maintenance costs of the system.
Text-2-911 was implemented in Payette County in 2015. Payette County Sheriff’s Office’s Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) was the 3rd PSAP in the State of Idaho to successfully implement Text-2-911. This project was completed with no expense to the taxpayers of Payette County. It was setup using a free web-based service from Telecommunication System (TCS) called Gem911. Within 3 months of its introduction the Payette County PSAP received its first Text-2-911, which resulted in the apprehension of a DUI Driver.
In 2015 Lt. Creech used grant funds available from the Idaho Office of Emergency Management to complete a project to provide secure radio communications to the High Desert Drug Task Force. This Task Force had been operating for years using limited and inadequate communications through cell phones. The addition of this project provides secure, private, radio communication coverage to the task force in southern Washington County, Payette County, and Malheur County.
Lt. Creech has been a sworn Police Officer since May 1997. Sheriff Bob Barowsky hired Lt. Creech as a sworn Sheriff's Deputy for the Payette County Sheriff’s Office in March 1999.
Lt. Creech graduated from Nampa High School and College of Southern Idaho. While attending the College of Southern Idaho he was a Reserve Police Officer for the Kimberly Police Department and worked for the Twin Falls Sheriff's Office as a Jail Technician. Lt. Creech currently holds a Technical Certificate in Law Enforcement from the College of Southern Idaho.
During his Law Enforcement career, Lt. Creech has attended over 3,700 hours of training in the Law Enforcement Field and taught 261 hours of Law Enforcement related courses to students at the Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Patrol Academy and the Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC).
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