In 2003, the City of Star began contracting for law enforcement services with the Ada County Sheriff's Office. There are four sheriff's
deputies assigned solely to patrolling and protecting Star. This means the deputies are familiar with the community's people and unique issues. These Star officers can call on fellow deputies from the Sheriff's Office for help when needed. The partnership between Star and the Ada County Sheriff's Office means Star has access to all of the county's law enforcement resources without the administrative costs of running an independent police department.
ACSO Sergeant John Laraway was named Chief of Police in Star in December 2011.
Chief Laraway began his career at the Ada County Sheriff's Office in 1996 as a detention deputy in the Ada County Jail. He later moved from the jail to patrol and, in 2005, was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Soon after his promotion, Laraway was named Chief of Kuna City Police where he served until 2007 before returning to patrol, supervising teams in unincorporated Ada County.
Chief Laraway lives in Kuna with his wife and two children and says that helps him understand the unique needs of a small community. He is committed to continuing the successful partnership between the Sheriff’s Office and the City of Star.
Chief Laraway enjoys hearing from members of the community, so stop by the Star Police station and say “hello”!
Fast Facts about the City of Star
Population: 5,793 (US Census 2010)
Size: 5.8 square miles (US Census 2010)
Located: 16 miles northwest of Boise, along Highway 44