- Captain Stephen Bartlett is the new Ada County Sheriff
But ultimately, county commissioners agreed with Raney and on Monday announced that they had voted unanimously to appoint Bartlett as the new county sheriff.
In April, Raney, a 30-plus-year veteran of the sheriff's office and Ada County's top cop since 2005, announced that would retire from the post at the end of June. Raney has plans to work with the U.S. Department of Justice, providing problem-solving assistance to law enforcement agencies that need federal help to improve their departments.
Bartlett will fill the remainder of Raney's term which ends in January 2017. Bartlett will presumably run for office in November 2016.