Canyon County

3 internal candidates seek Nampa police chief job

Deputy Chief Brad Daniels, Lt. Joe Huff and Lt. Joe Ramirez have applied to replace outgoing Chief Craig Kingsbury, Mayor Bob Henry announced in a news release Monday.

Kingsbury was hired as the police chief in Twin Falls. His last day in Nampa is Dec. 17.

Daniels, deputy chief for three years, has worked for 26 years in law enforcement. He spent five years with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, then 21 years with the Nampa Police Department.

Huff volunteered for police work for seven years, including as a reserve officer, before joining the Nampa department about 22 years ago. He was named a lieutenant in 2009.

Ramirez worked for six years at the Idaho Department of Correction, then has spent 17 years at Nampa. Recently appointed a lieutenant, Ramirez also handles media relations for the department.

Henry plans to interview each candidate this week. He intends to make a recommendation later this month; the Nampa City Council would then take up the matter at its Jan. 4 meeting, according to the news release.