The Meridian Police Department's Recruiting Team is comprised of experienced individuals who are dedicated to assisting applicants through each step of the hiring process.
Current Assignment: Sergeant of the Professional Standards and Training Office
Sergeant Branden Fiscus was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. Shortly after graduating from Wood River High School in 1992, Sergeant Fiscus joined the United States Marine Corps. After completing four (4) years of active duty with the Marine Corps, Sergeant Fiscus returned to Wood River Valley where he became a police officer. A few years later, Sergeant Fiscus decided to relocate to the Treasure Valley and joined the Meridian Police Department in 2005. Since joining the Meridian Police Department, Sergeant Fiscus has worked as a Patrol Supervisor, Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Crowd Response Team Squad Leader, SWAT Operator, and Drone Operator. In 2021, Sergeant Fiscus graduated form the Northwestern School of Staff and Command and currently possesses a Supervisor Certification from the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). When off duty, Sergeant Fiscus enjoys competing in shooting competitions.
Current Assignment: Patrol Corporal
Corporal Adnan Rudan was born in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was raised in Boise, Idaho and graduated from Capital High School. In 2003, Corporal Rudan became an Explorer with the Ada County Sheriff's Office. Several years later, Corporal Rudan began his law enforcement training with the College of Southern Idaho. In 2007, Corporal Rudan graduated from the law enforcement program and was hired by the City of Rupert, Idaho as a patrol officer. After a year with the department, Corporal Rudan relocated back to the Treasure Valley and joined the Meridian Police Department. During his initial years with the department, Corporal Rudan worked as a member of the Traffic Team's Motor Unit. Corporal Rudan is a Field Training Officer within the Patrol Division and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2021. In addition to his Field Training responsibilities, Corporal Rudan is a certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Drone Operator, member of the Honor Guard, and the 2nd Vice President of the Treasure Valley Fraternal Order of Police. In his spare time, Corporal Rudan likes to explore Idaho's majestic outdoors by hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.
Current Assignment: Training Officer
Officer Tavita Messenger was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. Following his graduation from Capital High School, Officer Messenger worked in low voltage wiring for a local cable company while he obtained a Bachelor's Degree through the University of Phoenix. Officer Messenger found his calling in law enforcement in 2014, and began his career with the Twin Falls Police. In 2016, Officer Messenger joined the Meridian Police Department, where he served as a Field Training Officer. Officer Messenger was promoted to the position of Training Officer where he currently serves in the Meridian-Nampa Joint Training Academy. In his off time, Officer Messenger enjoys spending time with his family and serving in his church.
Current Assignment: Crisis Intervention Officer
Officer Ashley Horvath was born and raised in a military and law enforcement family. As a military brat, she has lived all over the nation, and attended high school in Orange County, CA. Following graduation, Officer Horvath moved to San Diego, CA where she worked as a civilian for the Department of Defense aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar for approximately seven and a half years. In 2012, Officer Horvath began her law enforcement career with the Orange County Sheriff's Department in Southern California. During her five years with Sheriff's Department, Officer Horvath obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from California Coast University, was a Training Officer, and assisted the Recruiting Division. In 2017, after she and her husband made the decision to relocate to Idaho, Officer Horvath was given the opportunity to join the Meridian Police Department. Since joining the department, Officer Horvath has worked as a Patrol Officer and is currently working as a Crisis Intervention Officer. In her spare time, Officer Horvath likes to travel, spend time with her family and friends, and is a fitness and nutrition enthusiast.
1401 EAST WATERTOWER STREET
MERIDIAN, IDAHO 83642
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