About BPD

The Boise Police Department is made up of approximately 409 employees, 309 sworn police officers and a civilian support staff of about 100. The Chief and his Command Staff manage an annual budget of $63,367,697 FY 2018. 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.

Boise Police Mission Statement:

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

Our 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.

In 2015, the Boise Police Department had an opportunity to apply the principals listed here and give back to a young man in need. It was an effort that included many people throughout the city of Boise and our community partners. The effort was a reminder, when we protect, serve and lead, all in our community have "their best day". Thank you to our fellow city employees and our many community partners who helped make Officer Rashid Day in the City of Boise possible.