Liaison Positions

Officer Ed Moreno

Officer Moreno is currently assigned to the Community Outreach Division as a Neighborhood Contact Officer and the Hispanic Community Liaison. Officer Moreno started his career in 1997 with the Idaho Department of Corrections as a Probation and Parole Officer. Officer Moreno joined the Boise Police Department in 2002 and has spent most of his career in patrol, being assigned ancillary duties such as a CSI (Crime Scene investigator) and court certified interpreter. Officer Moreno has been assigned as a Neighborhood Contact Officer and Hispanic Community Liaison (in an official capacity) since July 2016.

Officer Ed Moreno outside of the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho
Officer Jessica Knarr

Officer Jessica Knarr

Officer Knarr has served as a police officer for the Boise Police Department since 2014. Officer Knarr started her career in patrol and has worked on many different shifts and patrol teams throughout the city, one including the late night downtown Micro District Team.  She now serves in the Community Outreach Division as the refugee liaison in the Neighborhood Contact Officer Unit. Officer Perkins says that what she enjoys most about police work is the opportunity to challenge oneself daily. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Boise Police Activities League. The non-profit organization facilitates events and activities where local youth can interact with police officers in a positive way. She has been an integral part of Boise PAL for the past three years, helping to support historical programs such as “PAL Boxing” and “Hook a Kid on Golf.”  She also helped create new opportunities such as Ninja Warrior classes and paddle boarding excursions. She grew up in rural southern Nevada and enjoyed a childhood spent in the outdoors on her family ranch. The strong sense of community and amazing people in the Boise area immediately drew her in when she moved to the area 10 years ago. On her time off she enjoys running with her dog on foothills trails or on the Boise Greenbelt. She also regularly competes in powerlifting competitions and sprint triathlons.

Learn about the Refugee Liaison Position

Corporal Dan Lister

Cpl. Lister has lived in Boise since 1977, and has worked in the Patrol Division of the Boise Police Department for most of his career. In 2016, he volunteered to serve as the first LGBTQ+ liaison for the department, bridging the gap between communities who felt underserved and local law enforcement agencies. Shortly after, he was honored for his liaison work with the Excellence in Community Policing Award by US District Attorney Wendy Olson.

Corporal Dan Lister at an outdoors event
a headshot of officer Ted Ni

Officer Ted Ni

Officer Ted Ni has been a member of the Boise Police Department since 2019 and is currently working in patrol. He grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and San Diego, California. He can speak, read, and write Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese/Hokkien. Prior to joining BPD, he was Combat Medic in the Unites Stated Army for 12 years. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University and a Master’s of Science Degree from Boston University. Officer Ni says he wanted to become the Asian American and Pacific Islander Liaison officer to provide a way for the AAPI community to voice concerns and issues that were unique to their community.

Officer Blake Slater

Officer Blake Slater is currently the mental health liaison officer for the Boise Police Department and NAACP Liaison officer.  He began his career in 1995 with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, then moved to the Nampa Police Dept. where he spent 14 years working narcotics, gangs, patrol, property crimes and with the SWAT team.  Since joining Boise Police in 2011 he spent the majority of his time with the Community Outreach Division focusing his efforts on underserved populations within the city.  In addition to being the NAACP liaison he is also involved with many community activities including running the youth PAL paddleboarding program and he is a youth cycling coach.  Officer Slater is a six year Marine Veteran and a Boise State University graduate with a B.A..  He is also the proud father of two amazing adult children who are graduates of the University of Idaho and Boise State University.

officer blake slater outside

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