Final McCall Police Chief Candidates Released – Public Meet & Greet April 18 at the McCall Golf Club.

For Immediate Release 

April 4, 2022   

Final McCall Police Chief Candidates Released – Public Meet & Greet April 18 at the McCall Golf Club.

McCall City Manager Anette Spickard released the names of the two candidates in the final stages of the interview process for the McCall Police Department Chief. The two candidates, Dallas Palmer and Matt Jones, were among a field of nineteen qualified applicants. Seven of those applicants were chosen for panel interviews performed by administration and law enforcement professionals. Palmer and Jones were identified as finalists that will move on to the next phase which includes a publicly attended meet and greet between 5 pm and 7 pm on Monday, April 18 at Banyans on the Green in the McCall Golf Club. -925 Fairway Dr, McCall, ID 83638- It is a drop-in event focused on giving an opportunity to the public to meet the candidates, ask questions and complete a comment card with their feedback. Spickard expects to make a conditional offer in early May, pending background checks and City Council confirmation, and have the new Chief take the post prior to the 4th of July, following the retirement of Chief Justin Williams on June 3. 

Bios below Listed Alphabetically 

Dallas Palmer

 Palmer proudly serves the McCall community as the current Lieutenant of the McCall Police Department. Palmer was hired as a police officer in 2010 and has risen through the department's ranks during his career. Palmer has held the positions of Field Training Officer, General Topics Instructor, Corporal, and Sergeant, then promoted to Lieutenant in 2018. As Lieutenant, Palmer supervises operations, including the Patrol Division, Investigations Division, and Code Enforcement. He manages recruitment and retention, officer hiring and promotions, department policy and procedures, officer complaints and commendations, and internal affairs. He is heavily involved in developing and implementing budgets while also acting as command in the absence of the Police Chief. 

Palmer attended the FBI Intermountain Law Enforcement Executive Command College as well as the FBI-LEEDA Supervisor, Command, and Executive Institutes and recently received the 2021 FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award. He maintains an Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Management Peace Officer Certification and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Idaho. 

In 2014, Palmer was awarded the McCall Police Department Medal of Valor in recognition of bravery shown during his engagement and continued pursuit of an armed suspect who actively fired upon officers. Palmer has been instrumental in developing the department throughout the years, focused on officer training and technological advancements. Palmer understands the importance of community policing and fostering positive relationships within a resort town.

Palmer married the love of his life in 2007 and has three young children. Palmer is significantly involved within the McCall community and has volunteered as a youth hockey coach and board member for the McCall Youth Hockey Association for the past seven years. 


Matt Jones

Matt Jones currently serves the Boise Police Department as Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division.  In this capacity, Captain Jones oversees the Violent Crimes Unit, Property Crimes Unit, Financial Crimes Unit, Gang Intelligence Unit, Narcotics Unit, Special Victims Unit, Crimes Against Children, and Victims Services.  Captain Jones is an Idaho native, a Boise resident, and a second-generation Boise Police Officer.  In his over 21 years of service to the City of Boise, Captain Jones has developed positive professional partnerships with many key stakeholders in the community.  

Captain Jones has served in numerous capacities throughout his career, including leadership positions within all three BPD Operations Divisions.  Captain Jones has held the positions of Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Field Training Officer Sergeant, Mobile Field Force Team Member, Mobile Field Force Sergeant, Mobile Field Force Lieutenant, Patrol Watch Commander, Special Operations Unit (SWAT) Team Commander, Narcotics Unit Lieutenant, Military and Veteran Liaison Lieutenant, Community Outreach Division Lieutenant, Special Events Coordinator, Bike Unit Lieutenant, and most recently Patrol Division Captain, with the ancillary responsibility of Special Operations Group Captain.  

Captain Jones enjoys creating collaborative working environments in which he leverages the strengths of his team members and empowers them to solve problems.  This year, he will celebrate 20 years of marriage to his wife Erin, and together they are raising two middle school-aged children.
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