Chubbuck Police Chief to retire after 40 years


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Chief Randy Severe | Chubbuck Police Department’s Facebook page

CHUBBUCK — He started as just a volunteer; now after 40 years, the Chubbuck police chief says it’s time to move on.

“After 40 years the job has become such a part of my life that it really seems odd that next Wednesday morning I’ll wake up and be officially unemployed,” Chief Randy Severe told

Severe said he isn’t sure what he’ll do with himself after the holidays are over and after his and his wife’s yearly trip to Hawaii in January. However, he said he believes it’s the right time for him to retire.

“I’m 66, which I never thought I’d live to see,” he said. “I never anticipated that, but it’s definitely time for me to move on.

The following was posted on the Chubbuck Police Department Facebook page:

After 40 years of dedicated law enforcement service Chief Randy Severe has announced his plans to retire from the Chubbuck Police Department on December 12th!

Chief Severe started his law enforcement career with the Rupert Police Department in 1973, and two years later he was hired with the Idaho State Police in 1975 where he spent eight years of his career. In 1988 he joined the Chubbuck Police Department where he moved up the ranks eventually being appointed to Chief of Police in 2004.

During his time with the Chubbuck Police, he has obtained his POST Advanced Certificate, POST Supervisor Certificate, and POST Executive Certificate. Chief Severe has also been a Crash Investigation Instructor and he is known very well for his expertise in the Crash Reconstruction Field throughout Idaho.

Congratulations Chief! We wish you and your family all the best in retirement, and we cannot thank you enough for all of your years of service to not only Chubbuck but the State of Idaho.