Greenbelt Volunteers

 


 

The Boise River Greenbelt is one of Boise's greatest assets and the Police Department is committed to keeping it a safe and pleasant atmosphere for the Citizen's of Boise

The Greenbelt is located on both banks of the Boise River stretching west to Lake Harbor and east to Barber Park.  The
 Greenbelt provides over 20 miles of paved paths, connecting 12 parks and a golf course along the river.  It has become a favorite place for people to walk, run, bicycle, roller blade, fish, swim and watch wildlife.

The Greenbelt is patrolled year round by uniformed police officers on bicycles, assisted by a few part-time Rangers andGreenbeltVolunteers_2013 (1).JPG many volunteers.  The Volunteers may patrol in uniform or plain clothes.  Uniformed and plain clothes patrols run year round.

Shifts run from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the summer and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the winter. There are typically 2 to 4 volunteers per shift and 1 Ranger per shift. Volunteers and Rangers all carry cell phones to allow communication with dispatch and each other.

Uniformed Volunteers patrol in marked golf cart or on bicycles. They are asked to patrol one shift a week. Shifts run from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the summer and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the winter. There are typically 2 to 4 volunteers per shift and 1 Ranger per shift. Volunteers and Rangers all carry cell phones to allow communication with dispatch and each other.


Some Volunteers prefer to patrol in plain clothes at their own leisure and others do both uniform and plain clothes.  All Volunteers must be screened and approved by the Police Department.

  • You must be at least 21 years of age
  • You must have no felony convictions
  • You must have no misdemeanor convictions in the past 3 years
  • You must submit to a background check that is completed by the Boise Police Department
  • You must successfully complete a training program provided by the Boise Police Department