Sheriff's Office

Law enforcement services to all areas of Adams County


Sheriff: Ryan Zollman
Phone: (208) 253-4228 ext 4160

Under Sheriff:  Christopher Green
Phone: (208) 253-4228 ext 4161

Courthouse Location:

201 Industrial Ave.
Council, ID 83612

Mail To: 

Adams County Sheriff’s Office
201 Industrial Ave.
Council, ID 83612

Phone: 911 – Emergencies
Normal Business (208) 253-4227
Dispatch – Press 2
Jail – (208) 253-4168
Drivers Licenses – (208) 253-4163

(208) 253-1141 – Driver’s License
(208) 253-4370 – Jail and Dispatch

Driver’s License Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
7:30am – 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am – Noon


Adams County Hiring Requirements

Written testing, psychological testing, drug testing and/or a background investigation may be conducted. Interviews shall be granted based upon a review of application and supporting documentation. All applicants shall successfully complete the Idaho P.O.S.T. physical fitness test prior to being hired. Failure of the physical fitness test shall result in immediate disqualification from the hiring process. All applicants shall be at least 21 years of age 18 years of age for Emergency Communication Officer and Civil. Additionally the successful applicant is required to: Possess a current Idaho driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent/G.E.D. Achieve Idaho P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement officer certification within one year of employment or possess a current Idaho P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement officer certification. Additional qualifications include the ability to use common computer based applications e.g. Power Point, Word, Excel, and proprietary record management software.

Open Positions:

Contact HR Coordinator Lt. Casual Merritt 208-253-4227

Detention Position

Starting Salary: $16.88 to $18.18 DOE

Adams County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the Detention Division. Deputies will ensure the basic needs of inmates are being met in a safe and controlled environment. This position will monitor all activity within the jail and respond to situations that arise. Detention officers will be responsible for ensuring the safe transport of inmates. Deputies may be exposed to violent behaviors and to verbal abuse by the inmates.

Patrol Position

Starting Salary: $18.51 to $20.23 DOE

Adams County is a community-oriented office seeking motivated, career-minded officers who will be responsible for performing a variety of duties involving the enforcement of state and local laws and ordinances. They will be required to respond to calls of service, conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations; make arrests and to perform other assigned law enforcement and public safety duties. Deputies will be required to conduct investigation of crimes, accidents, enforcing traffic regulations and perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks.