Volunteer With The Boise Police Department

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Boise Police Department! The Volunteer Program seeks to enhance the mission, goals, and efforts of the Boise Police Department, as well as to promote community involvement, awareness and support. The Boise Police Department offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year both within the department and in the community. 

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Volunteer Placements

Volunteer placements and special opportunities are available throughout the year within the department and community. These positions include:

Volunteer Community Patrols
Community Outreach and Special Events
  • McGruff the Crime Dog
  • Kid Print Child Fingerprinting
  • Public Outreach at Local Events
Administrative and Department Support
  • Police Vehicle Fleet Maintenance and Shuttling
  • Administrative Support
  • Public Ceremony Assistance

How to Apply

Click here to apply! Please note, Greenbelt Volunteer applications will be considered from October 1st through November 30th annually. Applications received outside of this timeframe will be considered the following October. Volunteers who are selected and approved will begin the following spring. 

Qualifications

Applicants should have a few hours each week or month to volunteer. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, of high moral character, and free from any recent major of habitual violations of the law, including drug use or possession, or any other activities or associations that would affect credibility as a representative of the Boise Police Department. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony. Other criminal convictions or driving offenses may also be grounds for rejection. 

Selection Process

The selection process typically takes 4-8 weeks and includes an application (online), 30 minute interview, criminal history record check, and a background investigation. 

Questions

Contact BPDVolunteer@cityofboise.org