BPD and Boise PAL partner for community events

January 6, 2023

The Boise Police Department (BPD) and the Boise Police Activities League (PAL) are excited to offer new opportunities for the community and officers to interact through programs, events, and activities.  

“Our police officers respond to over 130,000 calls for service every year and what our officers desire as much as our community is partnerships and positive connections,” said Boise Police Chief Ron Winegar. “We look forward to getting to know more of our community and letting them get to know us.”   

BPD has been offering Coffee with A Cop for years and is expanding that idea to incorporate a wider array of activities and interests.  Starting in 2023 we are planning to offer at least one event every month where community members and youth can join us for conversation or a fun activity.  

Boise PAL is a nonprofit organization made up of Boise Police Officers who volunteer their time to participate in youth events. They do it because they know the value of youth programs and positive role models and they have seen the long-term benefits of those positive interactions.  

“Many of our officers became officers because of a positive interaction they had with a police officer in their youth. To many of us, serving our community is about more than responding to 911 calls or making traffic stops, it’s also about setting good examples, being there for after-school activities, and developing a trusting relationship with people so they know we are a safe place to turn,” said Boise Police officer and PAL President Jason Shofner. 

Events are free to the public and if registration is required it will be run through the PAL organization.  Dates and activities will be posted in the events section on cityofboise.org/police and the PAL website.   

Upcoming events:  

Camp Rhino Day with Boise PAL 

When: January 7, 2023 | Time: 11:00am – 1:00 pm | Ages 10-15YO 

Join Boise Police Officers for an adventure-filled Ninja Warrior Class/Obstacle Course at Camp Rhino! Registration is now open! 

Link to https://boisepal.org/calendar/ 

Coffee With a Cop  

When: January 18 2023 | Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 

Where: Black History Museum 508 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702 

No registration needed  

Gateway Parks Tube Hill Night with Boise PAL 

When: February TBD | Time: 5:45pm | Ages 10-15YO 

Save the Date! Join Boise Police Officers for a fun-filled evening at the Gateway Parks Tube Hill in Eagle. More details coming soon! 

Link to https://boisepal.org/calendar/ 

Coffee With a Cop  

When: February 22, 2023 | Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm 

Where: Black History Museum 508 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702 

No registration needed  

Hoops & Heroes Basketball Tournament with Boise PAL 

When: March 11, 2023 | Time: 8:00 am 

Where: Timberline High School

Boise PAL’s annual Bigs n Blue Fundraiser tournament. Come down and watch local first responder teams battle it out to take home the Championship trophy. There will be a raffle, 3 Point contest (open to players and fans), and activities for kids. Join us for this family Friendly event!  

Link to https://boisepal.org/calendar/ 

Autism Awareness Day at BPD   

When: June 24, 2023 

Where: Boise Police Department  

The Boise Police Department and Boise PAL are partnering with community groups to connect our officers with children and families in the local autism community. The goal is to create a fun, inclusive space to interact, build relationships and discover the best ways we can all work together.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

(208) 570-6180 | BPDMedialine@cityofboise.org

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