Former Military 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 three (3) years,
  • 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.


GI Bill Benefits

Prior military members who are eligible for GI Bill benefits can get a stipend for housing while attending our academy. 

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Hiring Process

DateRecruitment Timeline
June 8, 2022Recruitment/Application Opens
August 7, 2022Recruitment/Application Closes
Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed for the next academy.
August 9 - August 15, 2022Applicant Exam Self Scheduling
August 18, 2022 and August 20, 2022Written Exam
August 29 - September 2, 2022Applicant Oral Board Self Scheduling
September 2, 2022Deadline to Submit Personal History Statement
September 8 - September 14, 2022Oral Boards
September 30, 2022Deadline to Submit Documents for Backgrounds
January 16, 2023Academy Starts

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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