About BPD


FacebookShield.JPGThe Boise 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 Capital City.

Mission Statement

To Protect, Serve and Lead our Community to a Safer Tomorrow

Guiding Principles

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 Patrol

For more Boise Police educational and informative video including individual unit introductions visit our YouTube channel!