Canyon County Sheriff

Sheriff Kieran Donahue

Sheriff Donahue is serving his third term as Sheriff of Canyon County, Idaho. He holds an Executive Certificate with the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) which is the highest-level certification in the State of Idaho.

In January 2021, Idaho Governor Brad Little Appointed Sheriff Donahue to the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission to represent the Sheriffs of Idaho for a four-year term.

Sheriff Donahue is a Past President of the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association and is a current member of the ISA Board of Directors. He also currently holds the seat of Chairman of the ISA Legislative Committee and serves on the Idaho Association of Counties Legislative Committee and ISA Jail Standards Committee.

Member of the Western States Sheriff’s Association (WSSA) and serves on the Western States Policy Committee.

He has served for many years, on numerous committees for the National Sheriffs’ Association including Government Affairs, Border Security, Domestic Violence and Crime Victim Services, as well as Youth Programs and Juvenile Justice. He is an NSA representative on the First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet Authority) Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC). In June 2021 Sheriff Donahue was the first Idaho Sheriff to be elected to the National Sheriffs’ Association Executive Committee and is now serving as the 3rd Vice President of the NSA.

Sheriff Donahue is the Founder and Chairman of the Man Up Crusade, a National and International, non-profit, public awareness campaign on the issue of domestic violence.

Other Honors and Achievements:

  • Sheriff Donahue was named Sheriff of the Year by the Western States Sheriff’s Association in 2016.
  • He and his office were the recipients of the prestigious Crime Victim Services Award for 2017 by theNational Sheriff’s Association.
  • In 2019, Sheriff Donahue received the Idaho Association of Counties, Mills Adler Award for OutstandingElected Official, voted on by County Elected Officials of the State of Idaho.
  • Donahue and his office received a National Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Public Service of Sex Offender Registry Management in 2019.
  • Past Chairman and current member of the Executive Board for the Oregon-Idaho High-Intensity DrugTrafficking Area (HIDTA).

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