by Jessica Monahan
Times Staff Writer
Charles “Chuck” Carroll, Aberdeen’s newest chief of police, is a few months into his term and is finally settling in. Charles Carroll is the son of Miles and Riena Carroll who currently live in Idaho Falls. Charles, who prefers to be called Chuck, has been married to Jennifer Carroll since 2004. They have two sons together, Jace and Talon, who attend Aberdeen Elementary and a stepson, Tyler, who is on active duty for the United States Army. Chief Carroll and family all enjoy living here in this community and are here to stay. Jennifer would like to find more ways for her and the boys to be involved whether that is volunteer work or starting something new for the community to enjoy. They enjoy being together as a family as much as possible. Tyler is currently on his month leave from the United States Army and they have enjoyed having their son and brother home. Chief Carroll enjoys reading and learning things about history. He hopes to spend more time with the family such as hunting, fishing and camping once things get a little more settled at the Department.
Chief Carroll graduated from Skyline High School in 1990, In 1989 he joined the Idaho Army National Guard. In December of 1991 he joined the reserve program through Bingham County to see if he wanted to be a police officer. He had been attending college in the criminal justice program with the thought of being a conservation officer for Idaho Fish and Game. “The first time I rode with a deputy I was hooked, and I knew that job was my calling,” Carroll said.
Carroll has a long list of experience with law enforcement, some of which includes: 10 years in narcotics as a detective, this included working sex crimes, homicides, and other crimes. Chief Carroll also worked as a detective in the jail, working crimes that occurred in the jail. He also did a few years as a general detective and was promoted to sergeant of detectives. During his 22 year career with Bingham County, he was an FTO (field training officer), patrol officer, detective, and resident patrol deputy for the Aberdeen area.
Carroll was also a member of the Idaho Army National Guard. He retired after 23 years in 2013 as a Sergeant First Class. While with the Idaho Army National Guard, Carroll did two tours to Iraq, as well as countless trainings across the United States.
Carroll sees a lot of potential for the community of Aberdeen and the Police Department. When he heard Chief Dalling was retiring and the position for chief of Aberdeen was opening up, he made the decision with the support of his family to apply for the job. Carroll was the resident deputy for the community for a little over two years, his wife Jennifer Carroll was the supervisor for dispatch in Aberdeen. When asked why he applied for the position he said: …
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