Star Law Enforcement
Ada County Sherriff
For Emergencies Only
Star Police Station
National Center for
City of Star Ordinances
I was raised in Meridian, graduating from Meridian High School. After graduation I served in the United States Marine Corps on active duty for four years. I started with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 working in the jail. I’ve been very fortunate in my 18 plus year career to have worked many rewarding assignments. These include the jail, various areas of patrol, narcotics, ACTION Team and as a member of the US Marshal Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force. I enjoy fishing, riding my ATV and camping with my family.
I was hired by the Ada County Sheriff's Office in August of 2013. Prior to Ada County I was employed by the Canyon County Sheriff's Office. My time with Canyon County I have worked in the Jail, Patrol, Detectives, SWAT, Street Crimes Unit and was assigned to the U.S. Marshal Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force. I serve part time with the Idaho Army National Guard and have served two tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. I enjoy building muscle cars and spending time outdoors with my family.
Deputy Speakes grew up in Idaho and graduated from Capitol high school. Upon graduating Deputy Speakes shipped off to the United States Marine Corps boot camp. Deputy Speakes was Infantry Mortarman and served two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and 2007. While serving in the Marines Deputy Speakes reached the rank of sergeant along with performing duties a combat instructor and lead gun line instructor while assisting with the mobilization of the Republic of Georgia's 31'st infantry battalion in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. June 1st of 2012, Deputy Speakes left the Marine Corps with a honorable discharge.
On June 11 of 2012, Deputy Speakes was hired by the Ada County Sheriff's Office as non-commission staff. January of 2013 he transferred to a Commissioned Deputy jail position. Since June of 2014 Deputy Speakes transferred to the position of Patrol Deputy serving in south Ada County before working with the Star Police Department. When not on duty Deputy Speakes enjoys camping, fishing, hiking and lots of snowboarding with his family.
Deputy Zach Hessing was born and grew up in Boise, Idaho. Deputy Hessing graduated from Borah High School and began his pursuit of a Criminal Justice Degree at Boise State University. A few years later Deputy Hessing moved to Nevada and worked in Law enforcement for over 7 years. While in Nevada, Deputy Hessing worked as a Patrol Officer and as a Major Crimes Detective while attending National University where he achieved his Master’s degree in Human Behavior.
In March of 2016 Deputy, Hessing returned home to Idaho with his wife and three children and began working for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Hessing was first assigned to patrol the area of South Ada County and was then assigned to the City of Star. Deputy Hessing and his family enjoy riding horses, boating, motorcycling, hunting and other outdoor activities.
I was born in Wyoming and moved around the west until I ended up in Phoenix, Arizona during my high school years. My father retired recently after 35 years of law enforcement and I decided to follow in his footsteps. I worked for the Arizona Department of Public Safety for over 8 years where I was assigned in the metro Phoenix area. While in Phoenix, I was a motor officer where I got the honor of being assigned on multiple presidential and foreign dignitary escorts. I also specialized and still am certified as a federal commercial motor vehicle inspector. I moved to Boise, Idaho in January of 2014 to be closer to family when I got hired with the Ada County Sheriff's Office as a patrol deputy. I just transferred to Star in January of 2016. I enjoy pumping iron in the gym and spending time with my wife and my English Mastiff.
I started my career with the Ada County Sheriff’s office on November 6th 1995 as a deputy in the Ada County Jail. I was selected to be a patrol deputy in 2001 where I worked in south Ada County for a short time and then 2 years in the Kuna contract as a patrol deputy. I have also worked in the Eagle contract as a patrol deputy, a motor officer and Detective. I have been a detective since 2004 and have worked property crimes, fraud, health and welfare referrals, crimes against persons and arson. On my off time I enjoy spending time with my family and hunting with my two pointers Jack and Danner.
To make safer places for you to live, work, and play. We accomplish this through our knowledge, skills, service, ability to make a positive difference and commitment t uphold the community trust.
- Community safety
- Public input and participation
- Equal access to criminal justice services
- Protecting the rights and dignity of every person
- Enforcing the law firmly and fairly
- Employees who are committed to excellence