The Boise Police Department volunteer program seeks to enhance the mission, goals and efforts of the Boise Police Department, as well as to promote community involvement, awareness and support. Over 100 citizens serve in a variety of volunteer roles throughout the year both within the department and in the community. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Greenbelt Safety Team

The Greenbelt is patrolled year round by uniformed police officers on bicycles, assisted by a few part-time Rangers and many volunteers. Please note, Greenbelt Volunteer applications will be considered from October 1st through November 30th annually. 

City Hall After Hours Assistance Team

Volunteers are present in City Hall at after-hours events and City Council meetings to ensure the safety of all participants.

Vehicle Fleet Maintenance and Shuttling

This team assists with the general maintenance of the squad vehicles and moves them to appropriate locations, when necessary.

Administrative Assistance

These volunteers will help with administrative work that cannot be completed by staff.

Public Ceremony Assistance

When public ceremonies are held, volunteers are used for general help with crowd control.

Special Events Assistance

When there is a special event in Boise, these volunteers help officers on the ground during the event.

Police officer speaking to woman and her children


Applicants should have a few hours each week or month to volunteer. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, and free from any recent major of habitual violations of the law, including drug use or possession, or any other activities or associations that would affect credibility as a representative of the Boise Police Department. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony. Other criminal convictions or driving offenses may also be grounds for rejection. 

Please note, Greenbelt Volunteer applications will be considered from October 1st through November 30th annually. Applications received outside of this timeframe will be considered the following October. Volunteers who are selected and approved will begin the following spring.

Selection Process

The selection process typically takes 4-8 weeks and includes an application (online), 30 minute interview, criminal history record check and a background investigation. 

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