In support of the City of Boise’s vision of Creating a City for Everyone, the Boise Police Department (BPD) is dedicated to safeguarding our community and providing equal access to public safety services for all citizens of Boise. BPD is keenly focused on community outreach and engagement; emphasizing partnerships with community members, organizations, and businesses to ensure a safe, healthy, and livable environment.
Special events are an integral part of an active, thriving, and growing city that reflect the community, cultures, and interest of citizens who live and work here. BPD supports the City’s special event process by working with event organizers to assess security risks, and by providing police staffing when warranted to maintain public safety. Each request for police staffing will be evaluated and a decision will be rendered after assessing the risk factors, size, timing, public impact, and safety needs. The usage of BPD staffing for an event is subject to the City of Boise and Boise Police Department policies and procedures.
Events utilizing police staffing will be invoiced to defray the costs associated with the personnel and equipment provided. A fee waiver process is in place for organizations lacking the ability to pay, to ensure equal access to services.