Otter appoints former police chief to state position
BLACKFOOT — Idaho Governor Butch Otter has appointed former Blackfoot Police Chief David Moore to serve on the Idaho Pardons and Parole Commission for the next three years. He was sworn in at the Capital Building in Boise on Thursday. He had to testify in the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee upon his confirmation.
Moore's daughter Megan, who attends Boise State University, was there for the swearing-in ceremony.
She said, "I am so proud of my dad to be asked to be on the parole commission.' It is a huge honor and I am glad I was there to support him."
"This will be my third part-time job," joked Moore, who retired as Blackfoot's police chief last June after 36 years in law enforcement. "I may have retired from being chief, but I haven't retired from serving."
Since his retirement, Moore has also served as grant administrator for the 911 Commission and accreditation coordinator for the Idaho Chief of Police Association.
Moore said he was contacted by the Governor's office about two week, to gauge his interest on the commission, and that after some deep consideration, he said, "Yes!"
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