Other Improvements

ADA Improvements

The justice services building and courthouse is receiving upgrades to be more ADA complaint. ADA improvements are continuing at the Kootenai County Fair ground in an effort to make the fairgrounds more accessible to those with disabilities.

New Evidence Storage

New storage space is being created for evidence storage.

Shared Parking at the Downtown County Campus

The County and the city of Coeur d'Alene arranged for shared parking on the west side of NW Boulevard across from the County Admin and Courthouse Campus. This parking will be used to service larger jury pools and employee parking for the downtown County Campus.

Welcome Axo!

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office wants to welcome the newest member to their team, canine Axo! K9 Axo is a three year old Dutch Shepard and comes from Cougar Creek K9. Deputy Jason Shaw will be Axo's partner and handler.

Deputy Shaw has been with the Sheriff's Office since 1996 and a handler for the last 16 years. Deputy Shaw was most recently partners with K9 Bari who passed away this spring.

K9 Axo is being trained as a dual purpose patrol canine. K9 Axo has already certified in drug detection and is currently in training for patrol work, which includes tracking, suspect apprehension, and evidence detection. Kootenai County now has 6 canines trained for apprehension, drug detection and explosives between our Sheriff Offices and Adult Misdemeanor Probation teams.

Officer side hugging black dog