Public Information Unit
To actively educate citizens on the mission, methods and accomplishments of the Boise Police Department, to build trust and confidence in Boise Police services, to improve outreach and communication between the department, citizens and the media with the goal of improving public safety and service.
The Purpose of the Boise Police Public Information unit is to enhance the partnerships between our citizens and our officers. The Boise Police Department engages in community projects on a daily basis to create a safer, and friendlier city. It is the goal of the Boise Police Public Information group to bring to light the positive projects the department spearheads.
Public information representatives also facilitate the transfer of information through interviews, press
conferences, and media releases. The Public Information group works closely with television, radio, newspaper, and citizen groups in the community.
The Public Information group also produces material on various subjects for the benefit of public education. V.N.R.'s or Video News Releases are produced when time or access prevents the presence of general broadcast media at a particular event. Interviews, background video, and statistical information is gathered and packaged for delivery to the appropriate media outlets. This can include video, text, photographs, and even audio presentations.
The Boise Police Public Information group is also responsible for the Boise Police Website atwww.boisepolice.org.
The Video, Audio, and content authoring is for the most part the responsibility of the Public Information Group. You can find many examples of the type of video work on the Multimedia Page.
The Boise Police Department and the Public Information Group are committed to the community of Boise and its citizens. The prompt and efficient exchange of information for the benefit of our citizens and our department encourages us to explore new opportunities in areas of communication.
You can view the BPD Media Guide listed in the navigation bar to the left.
For More information on the Boise Police Public Information department you can contact Lynn Hightower, Boise Police Communications Director at (208) 570-6180