I was raised in Nampa, Idaho by my parents, late Nampa Police Chief Alan Creech and Laura Creech.
After graduating from high school in Nampa I moved to Twin Falls, Idaho to study criminal justice and business management at the College of Southern Idaho. I graduated with a technical certificate in law enforcement.
While attending college, I was a Reserve Police Officer for the Kimberly Police Department and worked at the Twin Falls County Criminal Justice Center as a Jail Technician.
In 1997 the City of New Plymouth hired me to be a Patrol Officer. I worked for the City of New Plymouth for two years before transferring to the Payette County Sheriff’s Office. I advanced through the department as a supervisor and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2014.
My wife and I live in New Plymouth, Idaho with our two children, Aaron and Ashlyn. We have developed a professional family photography hobby. For several years we’ve taken photos for Treasure Valley Community College Athletics, for families and high school seniors in our community.
I am a member of the Board of Directors for the Valley Family Health Center. Their mission is to provide high quality, patient-centered health care services to satisfy the primary care needs of our community members and to assure access to care for all. I enjoy being part of the health care center since December 2016, and my volunteering helps to bring access to health care to the entire community.
Law enforcement and community involvement have always been important to me.
Community partnerships have allowed me to share the knowledge, training, and insight that I have gained throughout my law enforcement career. I have spoken at New Plymouth, Fruitland and Payette High School’s about the United States Constitution, State Laws, Local laws, vehicle safety, driver safety and what to do when an officer pulls you over.
I also began teaching the Payette High School physics class about how physics is used in law enforcement to investigate vehicle collisions, along with other Crash Reconstructions. I have also spoken with the health classes in New Plymouth and Fruitland High Schools about making smart decisions when operating a motor vehicle. I firmly believe having our deputies involved with our youth is beneficial.
In addition to these duties at the High Schools, I have been an Adjunct Instructor at the Treasure Valley Community College teaching students Crime Scene Investigations, Patrol Procedures, Traffic Law, and Traffic Crash Investigations. I also currently teach an introduction to crash investigation class to officers and deputies at the Idaho Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Basic Academy.
Sheriff Huff has worked with me over the last several years to help me learn the administrative duties that are fulfilled by the Sheriff. I have attended the Idaho Sheriff’s Association Conferences along with Sheriff Huff for the three last years and have made many valuable relationships throughout the State of Idaho. I have attended the "New Sheriff School" and numerous other trainings that are designed for Sheriffs and their administration. As a Lieutenant, I have been involved in the daily operations and administration of the Payette County Sheriff’s Office. I have been part of and want to continue identifying areas for advancement, improvement, and implementing those improvements within Payette County.
The experiences throughout my life have shown me the importance of continual learning, improvement, and development within our department and community. I bring this approach to my work, community volunteering, and family every day.
I have diligently served in law enforcement for over 24 years. I believe that community involvement is essential in law enforcement, and I take the initiative to reach out into our community to provide more complete services to our community members. I value integrity, service, dedication, and commitment to our community.
My highest priorities focus on the safety of our community, care and well-being of the Payette County Sheriff’s Office Employees that serve the community, and fiscal responsibility. I will protect our citizens and their rights by upholding the Constitution and the Laws of the State of Idaho.
A candidate that believes in partnership with citizens to make our communities safer.