Mayor McLean, City Council and Boise Police Department are seeking input on BPD policy updates from the community over the next two weeks. Boise residents are encouraged to make their voice heard and provide their input at https://www.cityofboise.org/police-data-dashboards
Chief Ryan Lee will review current and potential BPD policy changes at Tuesday’s City Council work session.
The City's first priority is to create a safe and healthy community that serves and includes everyone. BPD is constantly reviewing and updating policies and practices to provide equitable treatment for all people, communities, and neighborhoods. BPD’s goal is to ensure policies are in line with best practices and keeping pace with the needs of a growing community.
“A transparent and trusted Police Department is essential to keeping every member of this community safe," said Mayor Lauren McLean. "We've heard concerns from the community, and together with the Chief and City Council, want to ensure that our policies keep everyone safe and reflect best practices."
"It's been a busy year for the police department, and there is more work to do," said Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee. "Members of the BPD team have been working hard to update several policies, procedures, and training. We value the public's input as we continue to make changes to improve our department and our community."
“The city council has been united in asking for a review of current policies and practices within the Boise Police Department with a goal of creating a safer more equitable Boise with services that are transparent to citizens,” Said Council President Elaine Clegg. “I’m excited to hear what Boise residents want from their Police Department to help us meet that goal.”