Specialty Units

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The Boise Police Department is recognized as one of the most dynamic, progressive police departments in the northwest.  BPD maintains best practices and advanced training in a number of different specialties, all designed to better serve and protect Idaho's Capital City.

Airport Police

In addition to normal “patrol functions,” officers of the Airport Unit (commonly called "APOs") are trained in the multi-faceted aviation-specific duties required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). 

Bike Patrol

The mission of the Bicycle Patrol Unit is to provide Service (Education, Prevention, Enforcement) in the areas of the Parks and Greenbelt and other areas difficult to patrol by vehicle in Boise City.

Boise State University

Boise Police are proud to partner with Boise State University for police and security services to students, faculty and campus special events.You'll find Boise Police Officers patrolling the campus in marked police vehicles, on bicycles, and on foot. Boise Police also provide police protection and security at all major university functions such as concerts, sporting events, etc.

Bomb Squad

The Boise Police Bomb Squad fulfills its mission by detecting, evaluating and rendering safe suspected improvised explosive devices, incendiary devices, explosives, explosive chemicals, pyrotechnics, ammunition and weapons of mass destruction.

BPD Honor Guard

The Boise Police Department Honor Guard has been established to represent the Boise Police Department and the citizens of Boise at police funerals, parades and other ceremonial occasions.  It is our intention to assist all officers and their families during their time of duress.  

Community Service Specialists

C.S.S. are non-sworn personnel trained and experienced in the field of basic Crime Scene Investigation and taking crime reports. They often respond out to citizen's residences and other locations within the city to process crime scenes for finger prints, take photo graphs, and to thoroughly document crimes.

Crisis Negotiation Team

The mission of the Boise Police Department's Crisis Negotiation Team is to provide the field commander with negotiators who have been specifically trained and equipped to diffuse critical incidents involving suspects who are suicidal, barricaded, hostage-taking or engaged in terrorist activities.

DUI - Night STEP

STEP stands for Selected Traffic Enforcement Program. Night STEP officers have specialized training in recognition, arrest, and prosecution of drunk drivers.

Mobile Field Force

The Mobile Field Force (formerly Emergency Services Unit) is a specialized unit of officers trained to respond to crowd management and crowd control situations.

Motor Patrol

 The Boise Police motor patrol consists of several uniformed officers who patrol the neighborhoods, roads, and highways in the Boise area. The goals of the Motor Unit include reducing the number of vehicle collisions, educating the public, making engineering recommendations to reduce collisions, impacting specific traffic problems and assisting with special events.

K9 Units

BPD canines are trained to locate and apprehend violent criminal suspects. With their extensive training and sense of smell, they often locate hidden suspects in locations where officers may not have been able to safely locate them.

Mental Health Coordinator

The Mental Health Coordinator (MHC) coordinates and collaborates with members of the Boise Police Department and community partners to facilitate the delivery of mental health services to those facing a mental health crisis.

Neighborhood Contact Officers

Neighborhood Contact Officers are available to help solve long term problems that impact neighborhood safety.

Refugee Liaison

The Refugee Liaison works directly with refugees, refugee resettlement agencies and refugee stakeholders.

School Resource Officers

Through education and enforcement and by cooperative efforts with the school staff, the students, the parents, the courts, and the communities social service organizations, the S.R.O. program strives to assist the schools with providing a safe school environment.

Special Operations Unit

It is always the goal of the S.O.U. to peacefully resolve all deployment situations.  It is this unit's fundamental belief that by providing a highly trained cadre of tactical officers to resolve incidents in our community, we can best protect and serve our citizens.