Entry Level Recruit



Minimum Qualifications

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 21 years of age by the date of hire (20 years of age by the date of the written examination)

Automatic Disqualifiers

Applicants MUST NOT:

  • Have used marijuana (legal and illegal) within the past one (1) year,
  • Have used other controlled substance use within the past five (5) years,
  • Have any felony convictions over the age of 18,
  • Have received any DUIs in last two (2) years,
  • Have received two (2) DUIs in last five (5) years, or
  • Have received more than five (5) traffic violations in last three (3) years


Hiring Process

DateRecruitment Timeline
December 16, 2022Application Period Closes

January 10, 2023:

January 14, 2023:

Voluntary Written Exam prep

Test Prep Materials
(BPD recommends any of the NCJOS12 Options)

January 18, 2023

January 21, 2023

Written Exam (REQUIRED)

January 21, 2023

February 11, 2023

Physical Readiness Test (REQUIRED)

February 4, 2023:
0900 - 1000

February 7, 2023:
1800 - 1900

Voluntary Oral Board Prep

February 21 - February 24, 2023Oral Board Interviews (REQUIRED)
March/AprilBackground and Polygraph Testing (REQUIRED)
May/JuneFinal Onboarding Appointments (REQUIRED)
July 17, 2023Anticipated Academy Start Date

For questions and to sign up for the prep sessions, please contact Training Officer Knarr at 208-982-0892 or email jknarr@cityofboise.org.

Wages and Benefits

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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