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SWAT Team Negotiator to Address Law Enforcement Questions
Victor McCraw will take viewers behind the scenes of law enforcement in a Zoom presentation necessitated by the pandemic.
Monday, July 6, 2020


A former SWAT Team negotiator and senior NFL public safety official for the Arizona Cardinals will share his thoughts regarding some of the topical issues facing the nation today in law enforcement in a free Zoom session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8.

Victor McCraw, who recently retired from a 32-year career in law enforcement, served with the Arizona Department of Public Safety for 29 years where he worked his way up the ladder from state trooper to state police captain. He also has served as the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Director, State Police Academy Drill Sergeant, Air Rescue Helicopter Paramedic Sergeant and executive officer of the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy.

Blaine County Democrats invited McCraw to participate in the Zoom talk in an effort to learn more about how law enforcement works. They hope everyone will feel free to take advantage of the program.

Paul Ries' Coronavirus Curve for Idaho, which necessitated that Victor McCraw not speak in person, continues to climb with 363 new cases reported on Sunday for a total of 7,733. Happily, Blaine County did not report any new cases for the second day in a row, remaining at 539 cases for nearly four months.

“We seem removed from big city issues and most of us just take for granted our polite law enforcement in the valley,” said Janie Davidson, chair of Blaine County Democrats. “Victor McCraw grew up with one of our precinct captains and that is how we learned of his impressive resume. He kindly said yes when we asked if he would talk to us. His credentials look impressive so I expect an interesting talk.”

McCraw has a bachelor of science degree in Public Safety Administration from Grand Canyon University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and currently works as the Criminal Justice and Legal Redress chairperson for the Treasure Valley branch of the NAACP.

Originally from Tacoma, Wash., he lives in Boise.

To register for the Zoom conference, go to




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