Our Hiring Process
Thank you for your interest in a career with the Boise Police Department. As the largest Police Department in Idaho, we are looking for officers who are committed to serving and working in partnership with our community using sound judgement and decision-making skills, while demonstrating honest, ethical and high moral character. A career in law enforcement presents many great challenges and provides rewards unmatched in most careers. Our selection process is designed to select those applicants who are most equipped to excel in this profession.
Applicants who display our shared values and are selected as an officer with our department will be placed in our in-house Police Academy. During their probationary year, both entry level and lateral officers will participate in a 20-week Academy, take the challenge exam for the Basic Certificate to become Idaho POST (Peace Officer Standard and Training) Certified at the conclusion, before going through the Field Training Officer (FTO) program for 14-16 weeks. After completing the FTO program, officers will begin working on their own.
Application (Lateral and Entry Level)
Applicants will complete an online application, which will be reviewed to ensure minimum qualifications and standards* are met.
*Failure to disclose information or providing false information will result in disqualification for employment with the Boise Police Department.
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