Jesus Jara was confirmed by the Boise City Council on August 31, 2021 as the Director of the Office of Police Accountability. Jara has more than 15 years of experience in human resources and training and development both in the non-profit and public sectors.
Prior to joining the City of Boise as the Director of the Office of Police Accountability, Jara worked with a strong HR professional team in Benton County, Oregon, where he served as a senior analyst.
Jara has additional experience with the City of Boise and former Office of Police Oversight, having worked as a human resources compliance specialist and a police oversight investigative analyst.
From 2005 to 2014, Jara dedicated his time and knowledge while working with an Idaho-based, federally funded non-profit organization to provide social services in education, health, housing, and emergency services to migrant/seasonal agricultural working and other low-income families throughout the state.