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Bannock County Sheriff - Lorin W. Nielsen


  As Sheriff of Bannock County, I am proud of our Office and the service that we are able to give to our community. I am especially proud of the 120 trained professionals that work for this o Office. They are dedicated and loyal employees, working together toward the same goal of making our community a safer place to live and raise families.


About Sheriff Nielson


Lorin w. Nielsen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1951. Lorin married and moved to Pocatello in May of 1977. In 1978 he was sworn in as a deputy sheriff during A.Carl Croft's term as sheriff. From 1983 to 1989 Lorin served as a deputy sheriff under S.R. Gameson. In 1989 he was appointed undersheriff by William T. "Bill" Lynn and served in that capacity until January 1996. At that time he was appointed Sheriff to replace the retiring Bill Lynn.


Sheriff Nielsen has been involved in improving child victim laws and juvenile justice on both state and national levels. Additionally he has rewritten the county's emergency operations plan and has been involved in organizing a multi-agency approach to disaster response within the county.



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Bannock County Sheriff & Detention Center

5800 S. 5th Avenue Pocatello, Idaho 83204
Phone:  (208) 236-7123