Function of the Office of Internal Affairs
The Office of Internal Affairs is established independent from other divisions within the Boise Police Department. The Office of Internal Affairs (OIA) is headed by a police captain, who reports directly to the Chief of Police. OIA is also staffed by two non-sworn investigators and one law enforcement technician, who is responsible for administrative functions.
The primary function of OIA is the receipt and assignment of complaints received from citizens regarding the actions of Boise Police employees. Complaints received by OIA, are normally investigated by one of two investigators. The findings from the investigations are reported back to the complaining citizen and the accused employee(s).
The Mission of the Office of Internal Affairs is to protect the public, the employee and the department through fair, thorough and proactive investigations of alleged misconduct. This mission is intended to accomplish three objectives: