Community Outreach

The goal of Boise Police Department outreach efforts is to foster greater relationships with our community.

Police behavioral health team

Private or small community event

Use this form to request an officer to speak at or attend your community event. You can also use this form to let us know if you are interested in hosting a Coffee with a Cop or Cone with a Cop.

Request A Speaker or Event Participant

Police on motorcycles at event

Large or public community event that needs police staffing

Use this form if you are holding a special event in the City of Boise and would like law enforcement presence/ Boise Police to staff the event. Some examples include parades, festivals, marathons, etc., with an expected attendance of 1000 or more.

Request Police Staffing for a Special Event

A family posing with police officers

Shop With a Cop

The "Shop With A Cop" Program pairs a young person with an officer twice a year for a shopping excursion at a local retailer. Boise Police Officers, the Boise Police Association, and the Boise Police Victim Witness unit help fund the program and often times kids choose to purchase items to assist their parents and family. The back to school Shop with a Cop event allows underprivileged children a chance to obtain school supplies and the holiday event is centered around children involved with the Victim Witness Unit. Both events give kids a chance to interact with police in a positive environment. To make a donation to the Boise Police Association for Shop with a Cop, please fill out the form below.

Contact Us for Participation


“Crazy moment when one of the officers who came to VV for Student Explo Days in March turned out to be a former student of the kindergarten teacher whose class she was presenting to.”
School Counselor Valley View Elementary
Councilor with police officer


Important Links

Additional information about police units that focused on Community Outreach for the Boise Police Department can be found in the following links:

Event Calendar

Upcoming Boise Police Department Events can be found on our events calendar.


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