Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BPD is Testing for New Officers!

The Boise Police Department is testing for entry level officer applicants on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  The examination process is conducted by Public Safety Testing so all information, as it relates to testing process, registration fees and location of the exam, may be found on their website, 

The qualifications to test with Boise Police are as follows:Hiring Patrol - 1

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be at least 20 years of age by the date of the written examination and 21 by the date of hire.
  • Have completed 64 semester credit hours of academic study from an accredited college, or have an Idaho P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate. An out-of-state Intermediate Certificate equivalent may be substituted for the college requirement.
  • Be of high moral character and free of any recent major or habitual violations of the law, including drug usage or other activities or associations that would affect credibility as a police officer. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony and must possess or be able to acquire a valid Idaho driver's license. Certain other criminal or driving convictions may also be grounds for rejection.
  • Applicants must have uncorrected vision in each eye of 20-200 with the strong eye corrected to 20-20 and the weaker eye to 20-60. Applicants who wear contact lenses are exempt from the uncorrected vision of 20-200, but must have the strong eye corrected to 20-20 and weaker eye corrected to 20-60. Exceptions may be made by the P.O.S.T. Council.
  • Applicants must pass a physical fitness assessment and medical examination and be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Hiring - 4The Boise Police Department is looking for people that have a passion for service and want a career in a most honorable profession.  If that’s you, please go to and register for the test on April 12.

For more, go to: /home/join-bpd/