Officer of the Month – April 2021

Corporal Casey Hancuff

Boise Police Department

Boise, Idaho

Cpl. Hancuff has made impaired driving education and enforcement the focus of his career. There is no doubt it has made a difference. Since joining the Boise Police Department’s Night STEP team in 2004, he has made more than 3,500 DUI arrests.

Over the years he has met many people who have lost loved ones because someone made the choice to drink or use drugs and drive. He was one of the first officers on scene when Jennifer Zavala’s father was killed by an impaired driver in 2016.  During a recent multi-agency DUI team briefing for St. Patrick’s Day, Zavala and MADD Idaho surprised Cpl. Hancuff with a thank you card and handwritten notes with hundreds of signatures and messages from members of the community.

His fellow Night STEP officers also presented him with a sign to not only recognize the “3500 saves” he has made, but the passion and heart for service he brings to work every day.

MADD National is proud to recognize and select Corporal Casey Hancuff of the Boise Police Department as its April 2021 Officer of the Month.  We thank him for his many years of dedicated service to the citizens of Boise and for his passion to remove impaired drivers from the roadways.  Thank you to Miren Aburusa, Program Manager, MADD Idaho for her nomination of Corporal Hancuff for this recognition.

Editor’s note:  Corporal Hancuff was interviewed and featured in MADD’s Law Enforcement Impaired Driving Roll Call Video project, a NHTSA funded Cooperative Agreement.  Please also see the Guest Author article for more information about this project.

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