Prior Military


The Boise Police Department recognizes the value of military training and experience. Therefore, the Boise Police Department is accepting military service in lieu of a portion of the 60 semester college academic credits to apply.

To qualify, the applicant must have completed 30 semester college academic credits; and, possess an Honorable Discharge or be an active member of a Reserve Component/National Guard Unit and be in good standing; and, achieved a rank equivalent of E-4 or above; and must agree to obtain a cumulative total of 60 semester college academic credits or equivalent within five years of the date of hire with the Boise Police Department.

Please note that college credit may be obtained by completing the POST Academy, the Boise Police Department's Patrol Academy and the Boise Police Department's Field Training Program.

All other requirements for entry level or lateral entry officer still apply.