Demographics

The Boise Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality public safety and law enforcement services to people who live, work and play in Idaho's Capital City. We recognize our best resource to accomplish this service is our community, and that’s why we’re devoted to being a reflection of the people we serve.

City of Boise

According to the 2019 Census, the breakdown for the City of Boise is as follows:

  • White: 89.1%
  • Black/African American: 2.1%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9%
  • Two or more races: 3.3%
     
    Definitions for each race category from the US Census Bureau.

Boise Police Department

At the Boise Police Department, our breakdown for sworn officers is as follows:

  • White: 91%
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Island: 1%

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Boise Police Department demographics

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