Police Department is made up of approximately 407 employees, 325
sworn police officers and a civilian support staff of 82. The Chief
and his Command Staff manage an annual budget of $47,928,712 FY
2011. The officers and staff of the Boise Police Department are
dedicated to providing the highest quality public safety and law
enforcement services to people who live, work and play in Idaho's
To Protect, Serve and Lead our Community to a Safer
Safety: Preserve life, protect property, and
respect constitutional rights while enforcing the law with fairness
and impartiality. Safety is of paramount importance in all aspects
of our work.
Service: Provide courteous police service.
Embrace community input and involvement to enhance public safety,
prevent and solve crime, and address quality of life issues. Exceed
our customers' expectations for service.
Leadership: Strive to maintain the proud
tradition of our past while meeting the challenges of our future.
Believe in doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right
time, and for the right reasons.
Accountability: Operate openly, maintaining
public trust and confidence. Make decisions in the best interest of
the community we serve. Be courageous, fair, and decisive.
Professionalism: Demonstrate professionalism
and uphold the law treating everyone with respect and dignity.
Uphold the highest ethical standards. Demonstrate honesty and
integrity in our words and in our actions.
Creativity: Provide an individualized and
innovative approach to each situation. Seek employee input to
continuously improve our practices, programs, and services.
We invite you to explore the following pages to learn more about
the people who lead the Boise Police Department, their goals, and
department organization. Patrol is one of the primary functions of
the Boise Police Department. The following education video
introduces the Patrol unit with Boise Police.
BPD Introduction to
For more Boise Police educational and informative video
including individual unit introductions visit our YouTube