Liaison Positions

Officer Ed Moreno

Hispanic Community Liaison

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 Travis Buffi

Officer Travis Buffi

Refugee Liaison

Officer Travis Buffi was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He started his career in Law Enforcement with Nye County Sheriff’s Department in Nevada and took the opportunity to join the Boise Police Department in 2017 and return home to Boise.

Prior to his law enforcement career Officer Buffi served in the US Navy. This allowed him to travel the world and experience many different cultures along the way. After leaving the Navy Officer Buffi found his calling in law enforcement. He is passionate about being able to listen to the concerns of our community members and then find the appropriate solutions to their problems. Officer Buffi says that helping people is the most rewarding part of his job and his main driving factor.

Officer Buffi is the fourth BPD Refugee Liaison Officer in the Community Outreach Division. He is also part of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and has served as a Field Training Officer (FTO) for the Boise Police Department. BPD’s Refugee Liaison program has been nationally recognized as a model for community policing and Officer Buffi is proud to continue to support the department and the community in this way.

Learn about the Refugee Liaison Position

Corporal Dan Lister

LGBTQ+ Liaison

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

Asian American and Pacific Islander Liaison

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

Mental Health Liaison + NAACP Liaison

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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