John Kempf is currently a Detective Lieutenant with the Idaho State Police Investigations Division. John began his career as a Trooper with the Idaho State Police in 1997 and was promoted to Detective in 2000 where his primary focus was narcotics investigations. As a Detective John lead and participated in hundreds of narcotic cases ranging from street level investigations to complex conspiracy and federal wire tape cases. In 2008 John was promoted to Sergeant and supervised a narcotics unit whose primary focus is mid to upper level drug traffickers. Currently John is a Lieutenant and manages a unit whose caseloads that include major narcotics cases, Officer Involved Shootings /Critical Incidents, Homicides and Professional Standards Investigations.
John has been called to testify in Federal Court as an expert witness on drug investigations and is one of the lead instructors and organizers of the Idaho Basic Narcotics Officers Course. John has received numerous accolades for his law enforcement efforts including a U.S. Department of Justice Award for Public Service, Certificate of Merit from the Governor of Idaho and Outstanding Supervisor award from the Idaho State Police. John has also been awarded the Idaho State Police Silver Star and the Idaho Medal of Honor for Bravery.