BPD Command Staff
Deputy Chief Tammany Brooks
Deputy Chief Tammany Brooks joined the Boise Police Department in October 2021 with 26 years of law enforcement experience and had recently retired from his role as the Police Chief in Antioch, California. His priorities include continuing and improving upon the positive culture and work environment for members of the Boise Police Department, strengthening the relationship between the department and the people it serves, and working to make Boise a safe and welcoming community for all.
Deputy Chief Brooks was a high school dropout when he started his career as a police officer with the Antioch Police Department in 1995. While working and raising a family, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco and a master’s degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.
Deputy Chief Brooks and his wife Michele have three adult sons. In his spare time, he enjoys Crossfit, bowling, golf, and RVing. He is honored to serve the men and women of the Boise Police Department, and everyone who lives, works, and plays in the great City of Boise.
Captain Matt Jones
Criminal Investigation Division
Cpt. Matt Jones currently serves as the Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division. In this capacity, Cpt. Jones oversees the Violent Crimes Unit, Property Crimes Unit, Financial Crimes Unit, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Narcotics Unit, Special Victims Unit, Crimes Against Children, and Victims Services. The Criminal Investigations Division exists to serve the citizens of Boise by holding offenders accountable, respecting and upholding civil, human, and Constitutional rights, applying industry-leading standards to criminal investigations, and providing comprehensive victim services. Cpt. Jones is also committed to leading the Division in a manner that meet the needs of one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
Cpt. Jones is an Idaho native, a Boise resident, and a second-generation Boise Police Officer. In his over 20 years of service to the City of Boise, Cpt. Jones has developed positive professional partnerships with many key stakeholders in the community. Cpt. Jones has served in numerous capacities throughout his career, including leadership positions within all three BPD Operations Divisions. Cpt. Jones has held the positions of Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Field Training Officer Sergeant, Mobile Field Force Team Member, Mobile Field Force Sergeant, Mobile Field Force Lieutenant, Patrol Watch Commander, Special Operations Unit (SWAT) Team Commander, Narcotics Unit Lieutenant, Military and Veteran Liaison Lieutenant, Community Outreach Division Lieutenant, Special Events Coordinator, Bike Unit Lieutenant, and most recently Patrol Division Captain, with the ancillary responsibility of Special Operations Group Captain.
Cpt. Jones enjoys creating collaborative working environments in which he leverages the strengths of his team members and empowers them to solve problems. Captain Jones is committed to the pursuit of personal and organizational excellence, and he is focused on continual development of people and processes.
Captain Mike Ruffalo
Community Outreach Division
Cpt. Mike Ruffalo leads the Community Outreach Division with the goal of building relationships and finding innovative solutions to both short-term and long-term problems within our community. BPD’s Community Outreach Division is larger than many others across the country and includes the Refugee Liaison Officer, incoming Service Coordinator Team, Special Events, Neighborhood Contact Officer Unit, Motors Unit, School Resource Officer Unit, Bike Unit, Behavioral Health Unit, Micro District Teams, Organized Retail Crime Units, Information Led Policing Unit, Joint Terrorism Task Force and the FBI Metro Task Force. Cpt. Ruffalo also oversees BPD’s contract policing units for the Boise Airport and Boise State University.
Cpt. Ruffalo moved to Idaho 24 years ago and began his career at the Boise Police Department in 2001. In his 20 years of service at the Boise Police Department, he has served in many roles including, Patrol Officer, Night STEP Officer, and Field Training Officer. He was promoted to police sergeant in 2014, where he served as a patrol sergeant and sergeant of the Field Training Program. In 2018, he was promoted to police lieutenant, where he served as a patrol watch commander, lieutenant of the Field Training Program, and lieutenant of the Community Outreach Division. Cpt. Ruffalo was promoted to his current role in July 2021. Cpt. Ruffalo is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command through its Center for Public Safety.
Cpt. Ruffalo emphasizes teamwork and collaboration, not only within the Boise Police Department, but with community members and stakeholders. He looks forward to strengthening current relationships and developing new ones to ensure the City of Boise is a city for everyone.
Chief Administrative Officer/Administrative Division
Commander McCrosky is the department’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and leads the Administrative Division. She provides oversight to department support functions, including facilities, fleet, supply, records, public records, crime prevention and project management. She serves as liaison to our City Internal Service Departments including IT, Human Resources, Finance, Legal and Public Works.
Commander McCrosky joined the Boise Police Department in 2014 where she served as Police Project Coordinator. In 2019 she was promoted to Police Support Services Manager, leading our Support Services, Records and Public Records Units. In July 2021, she was promoted to her current role as CAO. Prior to joining BPD she had a 20+ year career in the private sector as a senior manager at a communications company, where her responsibilities included account management for public safety, local and state agencies, as well as building and leading sales teams. Commander McCrosky holds a B.A. degree in Business Management, with an emphasis on Leadership and Human Relations from Boise State University and has completed Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command through its Center for Public Safety.
Commander McCrosky and her family chose Idaho as their home over 25 years ago and they take full advantage of the outdoor recreation Idaho offers, including mountain biking, overlanding and skiing.
Captain Jim Quackenbush
Captain Jim Quackenbush is the commanding officer of the Patrol Division. Captain Quackenbush supports the critical work of Uniformed Patrol Officers and Community Service Specialists, who are our primary responders to both emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance. The Patrol Division helps community members in their time of need while always exercising procedurally just behavior. Captain Quackenbush understands that the high degree of legitimacy that BPD enjoys with the community is a direct result of these interactions. He is passionately committed to keeping our officers safe while protecting our most vulnerable community members.
Captain Quackenbush is a second-generation police officer, who originally planned on being a musician. A classically trained pianist, Captain Quackenbush obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Western Washington University, with brief stints at both the Julliard School and the Van Cliburn Institute in Fort Worth, Texas. Inspired by his father’s community policing legacy, he joined the Portland Police Bureau in 1999, where he served for over 22 years before retiring as a lieutenant and joining the Boise Police Department in 2021.
Captain Quackenbush has two teenage stepchildren with his wife, Amy. In his spare time, he loves to read, go for long runs in the foothills or along the Boise River, travel, and play with his German Shephard “Saber”. He is working on his Master of Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Occasionally, he still plays the piano.
Captain Jeff Niiya
Professional Standards Division
Captain Niiya currently oversees the Professional Standards Division which includes the Office of Internal Affairs, Policy Development, and Personnel / Recruitment. He joined the Boise Police Department in April 2021 as a lieutenant. While a lieutenant he was a Patrol Watch Commander before transferring to the Community Outreach Division. In the Community Outreach Division, he oversaw the Motorcycle Unit, Night STEP, Downtown Bicycle Unit, the Behavioral Health Unit, and Special Events.
Captain Niiya had nearly 25 years of law enforcement experience from the Portland Oregon metro area before joining the Boise Police Department. He has held many supervisory roles during his career in units ranging from patrol operations, specialty units, and police administration. He holds an Executive Certification from the State of Oregon and is a graduate of the International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Institute.
Captain Niiya believes in procedural justice for not only the community but the members of the Boise Police Department. He hopes to continue building relationships and provide leadership as the department grows.
Captain Mike Hill
Training, Education and Development Division
Captain Mike Hill oversees the Training, Education and Development Division (TEDD) which encompasses the design, review and administration of all training and education delivered to Boise Police officers and professional staff. TEDD administers two Idaho POST approved new-hire police officer academies per year, two lateral officer new-hire academies per year, the Field Training Program for all new hire officers, Idaho POST mandated and approved in-service training to all Boise Police Officers, all firearms training and qualifications, department-wide personal wellness education and any vendor-delivered special purpose courses for officers and professional staff. Cpt. Hill intends to grow the division’s training and administration staff to improve overall performance and consistency in the delivery of all TEDD services with an emphasis on community engagement, dignity, and human rights, and relationship building.
Cpt. Hill grew up in north central Montana and moved to Boise 25 years ago. He started his career with the Boise Police Department in 1997 after spending 3 years as a trooper with the Montana Highway Patrol. Cpt. Hill has served the citizens of Boise in many roles including patrol officer, Night STEP officer, FBI Certified Bomb Technician, and Property Crimes and Fire Investigator. Cpt. Hill promoted to Sergeant in 2014 and Lieutenant in 2019 and has supervised units across the department including Bomb Squad, Patrol, Boise Airport, Financial Crimes Investigations, Special Victims Investigations, School Resource Officers, Community Outreach Officers, and Criminal Intelligence Officers. In addition to TEDD, Cpt. Hill also oversees the Boise Police Department Special Operations Group which includes Crisis Negotiations, Special Operations (SWAT), and Bomb Squad units.
Cpt. Hill is an Army and Army Reserve veteran with 10 years of combined service. He has two grown children with his wife of 29 years, a son who is a TV news reporter in SW Illinois, and a daughter who is completing her master’s degree in athletic training at the University of Idaho. Together they enjoy spending time outdoors in Idaho, Montana, and other garden spots in the great Northwest.
Chief's Community Advisory Panel
The Chief’s Community Advisory Panel is part of BPD’s commitment to a community policing model. The mission of the Panel is to serve as a resource for the Chief in solving issues impacting the community and to help define what community policing means in the City of Boise. The Panel meets every six weeks and has been involved in discussions around the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program, revisions to the on body camera policy and procedures, strategies to increase school safety, Boise City’s Camping Ordinance, Opioid response and more.
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