Lateral Recruit

$34.13/Hour

Requirements

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)
  • MUST be a full-time, certified law enforcement officer with experience working patrol to be considered for this position. (When evaluating experience, we will consider the factors listed below.)
  • Have an Idaho P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate or equivalent
  • Be in good standing with the current department

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

FAQs

Hiring Process

DateRecruitment Timeline

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.

Factors We Consider When Hiring Lateral Officers

  1. Size and type of prior agencies
  2. Size/number of sworn officers - <49, 50 – 249, 250 – 500, 500-1000, 1000+
  3. Mission of the organization
  4. Specialty Positions, previous assignments, and special certifications
  5. Speak a second language fluently; language skills
  6. Level of education - Associates, Bachelor's, Master's degree, or Ph.D.

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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