Picture of Forsman, Sheriff Donahue, and Sprague

L to R: LeRoy Forsman, Sheriff Kieran Donahue, John Sprague


Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue is pleased to announce that earlier this week he officially swore-in and hired John Sprague as the newest employee of the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office.  Sprague is the first student from the College of Western Idaho’s Law Enforcement Program to secure a job in the law enforcement field.

“I’m both thrilled and honored to bring John on as part of the CCSO team,” said Sheriff Kieran Donahue, who also serves as Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Law Enforcement Program.  “I’m even more thrilled to be part of a successful program like the one at CWI that essentially vets, trains, and prepares people like John for a career in law enforcement.  It’s a great benefit to my Office and the other agencies around the Treasure Valley who are always looking for qualified law enforcement candidates.”

“John is an outstanding young man and I’m proud that he’s the first student from CWI’s Law Enforcement Program to be hired and sworn in,” added LeRoy Forsman, Director of the CWI Law Enforcement Program.  “He’ll represent us well.”

Sprague was hired by CCSO to work with the Marine Patrol Unit on a part-time basis and has already submitted his application to become a full-time deputy once he graduates in July.  He and his classmates will be the first-ever to graduate from the Law Enforcement Program.

“The Law Enforcement Program is committed to educating and preparing the next generation of peace officers,” said Forsman.  “We are expanding our staff and our training programs to meet the needs of our law enforcement partners.  Our classes are at capacity with highly motivated people dedicated to working toward a career in public service.”

CWI’s Law Enforcement Program graduated its first-ever class this past July at the Nampa Civic Center.