Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Boise Police is Hiring Certified Police Officers

Boise Police Taking Applications for Certified Officer Candidates.

Boise, Aug 23, 2012 – Boise Police Chief Michael Masterson announced today the department is once again hiring for police officer candidates who would like to advance their career with Boise Police. The new hires will be the first for the Boise Police Department since 2010.Patrol - 1

“I am very proud of the dedication, professionalism and expertise Boise Police officers bring to our organization on a daily basis. Boise Police provide the highest level of service to a rich and vibrant Capital City. I’m excited we can offer these opportunities to officers wishing to further their careers in this incredible department and this great city.” said Chief Masterson.

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Boise Police employees, we’ve continued our high level of service during a difficult economy. Now, however, after several retirements, our budget once again allows the department to add new faces, new skills and talents to our existing force.”

POST-certified officers interested in career opportunities with the Boise Police Department should log onto /home/join-bpd/bpd-lateral-entry/

  • The Department has an authorized sworn strength of 312 officers.
  • In December, five new officers – new to law enforcement (not yet POST-certified) – will be added to the Boise Police Department. These individuals have applied with the Boise Police department within the past two years and are currently in the hiring process. They will attend basic police training with the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training Academy (POST) beginning in January. Applications for those without POST certification are not being taken by BPD at this time.
  • Up to ten POST-certified officers will be hired by BPD between now and the new year. Those officers will join those who just completed their POST certification for the Boise Police Advanced Training Academy. The BPD Advanced Academy is a 14 week course officer candidates must successfully complete prior to beginning Field Training. Supervised Field Training for officers is another three – to six months.
  • Most candidates spend up to nine months in intense classroom, physical and field instruction before they complete the extensive training required of Boise Police officers.

 “New employees bring new energy and a renewed commitment to keeping our organization dynamic and progressive. I’m anxious to meet and work with our new officers and share with them the qualities that make the Boise Police Department one of the preferred employers throughout our region.” said Chief Masterson.

Why Boise Police? The Boise Police Department’s community policing philosophy offer employees a wide range of skill and professional development opportunities, from increasing problem solving abilities to enhancing interpersonal skills. As the largest police agency in Idaho, Boise PD offers numerous specialty assignments, providing members a variety of training and advancement opportunities. Officers work with an exceptionally skilled staff of non-sworn professionals who support an efficient business operation and the effective delivery of public safety services.

Plaisted K9Why do people enjoy living in Boise? It’s the friendliness of a young, vibrant, growing community, an unequaled variety of recreation and opportunities for a healthy lifestyle, quality schools, beautiful parks, investment and business growth, great shopping, dining, culture and entertainment, and all with a relatively low cost of living. Boise neighborhoods feature a variety of architecture and lifestyles, from historic homes to community pools, hiking and biking trails to tennis courts and dog parks.

Again, POST-certified officers interested in career opportunities with the Boise Police Department, please log onto /home/join-bpd/bpd-lateral-entry/