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Community Policing + Public Service

The Boise Police Department is proud to be one of the most progressive, dynamic and service-oriented law enforcement agencies in the Northwest.

With nearly 300 sworn positions, our officers can expect a career filled with exciting specialty assignments, ongoing training and advancement opportunities.

Our Department is proud to partner with community schools, businesses and neighborhoods. We work tirelessly to uphold the highest standards of Community Policing and public service.

We want to talk to you if you are:

  • Looking for a fulfilling career in a growing city,
  • Committed to serving and partnering with your community, and
  • A creative problem solver with sound judgement and decision-making skills.

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Updated Qualifications

BPD recently updated its qualifications to apply. Our department has created a new plan which removes the college credit requirement for new hires and instead creates a pathway for personal development and higher education.

Effective October 3rd, 2022, the City of Boise is moving to an endemic COVID-19 workplace model and does not have a vaccine requirement for new hires.

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Wages and Benefits

The best talent deserves equally amazing benefits. The City of Boise is among the best in the Treasure Valley when it comes to the benefits and perks we offer our employees.

Wages and Benefits

The Boise Police Department offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package for incoming recruits.

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Pay Plans

BPD runs its own entry-level academy. You can get paid while you learn.

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I joined BPD in 2006 and I love going to work. I have taken the opportunity to hold multiple specialty positions in the Community Outreach Division, Criminal Investigation Division and Special Operations Group. Boise and the surrounding area is also great for my family. We ski, whitewater raft, ride motorcycles and camp. For me, going to work is about the friends and family that make life in Boise amazing.
Detective Dustin Robinson
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Specialty Units

The Boise Police Department is recognized as one of the most dynamic, progressive police departments in the northwest. BPD maintains best practices and advanced training in a number of different specialties, all designed to better serve and protect Idaho's capital city.

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Bike Patrol

The mission of the Bicycle Patrol Unit is to provide Service (Education, Prevention, Enforcement) in the areas of the Parks and Greenbelt and other areas difficult to patrol by vehicle in Boise City.

Motor Patrol

The Boise Police motor patrol consists of several uniformed officers who patrol the neighborhoods, roads and highways in the Boise area. The goals of the Motor Unit include reducing the number of vehicle collisions, educating the public, making engineering recommendations to reduce collisions, impacting specific traffic problems and assisting with special events.

K9 Units

BPD canines are trained to locate and apprehend violent criminal suspects. With their extensive training and sense of smell, they often locate hidden suspects in locations where officers may not have been able to safely locate them.

Neighborhood Contact Officer

Neighborhood Contact Officers are available to help solve long term problems that impact neighborhood safety.

School Resource Officer

Through education and enforcement and by cooperative efforts with the school staff, the students, the parents, the courts and the communities social service organizations, the S.R.O. program strives to assist the schools with providing a safe school environment.

Special Operations Unit

It is always the goal of the S.O.U. to peacefully resolve all deployment situations. It is this unit's fundamental belief that by providing a highly trained cadre of tactical officers to resolve incidents in our community, we can best protect and serve our citizens. 

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