Colonel Kedrick Wills began his career as a city police officer serving first in his hometown with the Glenns Ferry, Idaho Police Department, and then with the Nampa Police Department before joining the Idaho State Police in 1996. Upon completion of the ISP Academy’s Advanced Training Class #15, he was assigned as a resident trooper. Throughout his career, Colonel Wills has served in a variety of ranks and assignments including first line supervisor, mid-level manager, district commander, and area commander. In 2013 he became ISP’s deputy director and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 2017, Governor Otter appointed him as the ISP Director. He was promoted to Colonel and accepted command of the organization on July 2, 2017. In 2019, Governor Little appointed him to continue serving in this position. In addition to his work with ISP, he served as an adjunct faculty instructor for about 10 years with Idaho State University and has taught throughout the United States and internationally in the areas of leadership and organizational culture.
Colonel Wills is a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program and the 232nd Session of the FBI National Academy. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Training and Development degrees from Idaho State University (Go Bengals!)