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The Boise Police Department welcomes people with diverse backgrounds. We value and respect diversity in our employees and within the community. The City of Boise does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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QUESTIONS? Looking for more info? Email or call Police Personnel at (208) 570-6101.

Sworn Officer Positions

Police Officer - Entry Level

The application for Boise Police is currently closed. We anticipate running our next recruitment in November 2018. If you are interested in applying in the future, please sign up for our email notifications.

Written exams will be held at the Boise Police Department. The written exam is free to applicants. Out of state Active Military applicants only, if you are not within 500 miles of Boise, ID and are not able to travel for the written exam, we can work with you to schedule a proctored out of state exam. Once your application has cleared review, please contact Police Personnel at 208-570-6101 for instructions on proctoring.

Written exam preparation materials &

Written exam practice test 

Fall Recruitment Timeline
Application Submission Thursday, November 1, 2018 to Monday, November 26, 2018
Exam Scheduling Deadline Friday, November 30, 2018
Written Exam Dates Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM MST &
       Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM MST
Personal History Statement Due Friday, December 28, 2018
Oral Board Interviews (W-F) Janurary 2019
Academy Start Date July 2019









 *Dates are tentative and subject to change.

Police Officer - Lateral

The application for Boise Police is currently closed. We anticipate running our next recruitment in November 2018. If you are interested in applying in the future, please sign up for our email notificationsLateral officer and basic patrol certified candidates must submit a copy of your POST certificates and training profile. The written exam is waived for lateral officer and basic patrol certified candidates.

Civilian Positions

Opportunities may be available on the City of Boise's Human Resources page.

Internship Opportunities

We currently do not have any openings.


It is the express policy of the Boise Police Department to be firmly committed to provide services and programs consistent with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, by affording equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin or disability status throughout the employment practice, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, discipline and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. BPD shall continue to provide its members a viable means for communicating and resolving grievances and complaints regarding unlawful discriminatory employment practices. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the Chief of Police, Office of the Mayor, or Title VI Coordinator. The City of Boise's Title VI Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership, direction and policy to ensure compliance with Title VI.

For additional information on the City of Boise Police Department's non-discrimination obligations or for information on filing a complaint, please contact BPD Personnel or the Title VI Coordinator:

By mail addressed to either:
Title VI Coordinator
601 West Idaho Street
P.O. Box 500
Boise, ID 83701-0500

By fax addressed to:
Title VI Coordinator
(208) 384-3868

By e-mail to:

Complaint forms are available on the city website at