Officer Andrew Linn of the Boise Police Department stops a vehicle with two different license plates on the car. After running the license plate number, Officer Linn discovers that the license plate on the back does not match the description of the vehicle and questions the female driver. She appears confused and claims to have no idea. She claims that a friend she used to hang out with, who is an avid drug user, must have changed the license plates on the car because “he went a little crazy” after she no longer wanted to hang out with him. She also admits to being on felony probation for the possession of meth. Officer Linn notices that the female suspect is talking rapidly, is looking away, and acting fidgety. A female officer searches the woman who kept a knife stuffed in her bra meanwhile K-9 Deputy Jason Piccola conducts an open-air sniff where they find a loaded syringe and a taser in the front seat. Officer Linn shows the loaded syringe to the female suspect and asks who it belongs too. She then becomes angry and yells at Officer Linn because she doesn’t want to go to jail and lose her children. After conducting a fields test, he is able to confirm that there is meth in the syringe and the female suspect is arrested.

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Why So Serious


Andrew Linn


Police Officer


Boise Police Department


City Hall West

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How did you get into Law Enforcement?

My father was a police officer for the Pocatello Police Department. I grew up watching and listening to him as he went through his career. I did ride alongs with him and other officers and decided to pursue law enforcement as a career for myself.

What was your arrest?

My first arrest was a DUI and it went well considering my lack of experience.

What is your favorite part about your job?

The best part about my job is that every day is different. I love being able to be out and not trapped inside.


Shooting, fishing, camping

What is your favorite quote or saying?

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