Nampa Police Chief taking new job in Twin Falls

Posted at 5:22 PM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 19:22:51-05

Nampa Police Chief Craig Kingsbury has announced that he has accepted the police chief position in Twin Falls and will be resigning on December 17th.

“Twin Falls is lucky to bring Chief Kingsbury on board,” Nampa Mayor Bob Henry said. “Craig has been a dedicated city servant, an active community volunteer and an excellent chief of Nampa Police. We wish him well as he takes on this new challenge.”

Henry is hoping to find Kingsbury’s replacement by promoting within the ranks of the Nampa Police Department.

“Chief Kingsbury is leaving behind a solid operation with a first-rate staff,” Henry said. “We will accept internal applications from Nampa Police Department’s qualified leadership team, and I hope to have a decision in December so a formal recommendation can be made to the City Council Jan. 4 after the new council members are sworn in.”

“I have had the honor of being a Nampa Police Officer for almost 24 years,” Kingsbury said in his resignation letter that he delivered to Mayor Henry today.  “It seems as if it was just yesterday that I walked in to the Law Enforcement building and met with Captain (Glen) Crawforth to start my career. That was December 11, 1991."

“The City of Nampa is a great city to work for. Serving our citizens in several capacities as a member of the NPD has been a pleasure,” Kingsbury stated.  “I want to thank you for putting your faith in me upon you becoming the Mayor,” Kingsbury added in his letter. “I appreciate that you kept me on as your chief of police. The Nampa Police Department is in excellent hands. She is an agency that has great leaders and I know that NPD will continue to live up (to) the mission statement that was authored many years ago.”