Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, October 30, 2017

Chief Bones forms the Chief’s Community Advisory Panel

In furtherance of our commitment to a community policing model the Boise Police Department is forming a Chief’s Community Advisory Panel.  The Chief’s Community Advisory Panel will serve as a resource for the Chief in the formation of strategies, development of community policing concepts, improvement of public services, and in building public trust. The Panel will be comprised of a diverse cross-section of leaders in the community representing a broad spectrum of viewpoints. 

The intent of the Chief’s Community Advisory Panel is to engage and collaborate with the community in a comprehensive manner with goals of increasing public safety, confidence and trust.

“It is imperative that the community we serve is involved in the direction and priorities it’s police pursue,” said Boise Police Chief William Bones. “The City of Boise is growing and we firmly believe community partnerships are the best way to maintain a high quality of public safety and law enforcement services for years ahead.”

The Boise Police Department has solicited nominations for the Panel from local businesses and community groups.  Individuals who are interested in joining the Panel can email BPD at We will be making an effort to ensure that we have a good representation from the community and may not be able to accept every nomination.  To allow greater participation by all interested parties BPD will invite new panel members every two years.

**Media note: Reporters who are interested in interviewing Chief Bones about the Chief’s Community Advisory Panel can contact the BPD Media Line to set up a time.