Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sign up now for BPD Citizen Police Academy!

Would you like to see what being a Boise Police officer is like?  If so, that opportunity is quickly approaching.  This spring, the Boise Police Department is offering an interesting first-hand look into the day-to-day operations of the men and women who keep Boise safe.    

What: BPD Citizen Police Academycpa news release  1.JPG

When: Every Wednesday from March 1 – May 24, plus two Saturday classes

The Boise Police Department is happy to announce the next session of the Boise Police Citizen Police Academy.  Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the Boise PD.  The goal of CPA is to enhance communication between police officers and the public they serve by giving citizens unique and valuable insight into the training, challenges and rewards of working in the Boise Police Department.  Participation in the CPA is also a great opportunity for citizens to meet and get to know the officers that keep our community safe. 

The Curriculum:                  12 Wednesday night classes, 6:30-9:30 news release  2.JPG

                                                One ride-along with a Boise Police officer

                                                Two Saturday sessions (EVOC & Range Day)

                                                One optional Thursday session (Jail Tour) 

Classes Cover:  Patrol overview, Community Oriented Policing, Recruitment and Training, Crime Prevention/Identity Theft, DUI & Traffic Enforcement, Drug Recognition Expert, Internal Affairs, cpa news release  4.JPGInternet Safety, Law Enforcement Stress, Critical Incident Overview, Dispatch and 911 Calls, Building Searches, K-9 Demonstrations, Narcotics and Gangs, Crime Scene Investigation & Boise Police Crime Lab, Criminal Investigations, Domestic Violence, Victim Witness Program, School Resource Officers                                             

To Sign Up: To learn more about taking part in the Boise Police Citizens Police Academy, click here to apply online, or call Mitzi Cheldelin at 570-6400.  The deadline to apply is January 31st at 5:00 p.m. 


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