Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, January 12, 2018

Sign up now for BPD Citizen Police Academy!

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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 the Citizen Police Academy 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. 

What:                                 BPD Citizen Police Academy cpa 2

When:                                Every Wednesday from March 7 – May 23

                                           Plus two Saturday classes

The Curriculum:               11 Wednesday night classes, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

                                           One ride-along with a Boise Police officer

                                           Two Saturday sessions (EVOC & Range Day)

                                           One optional Thursday session (Jail Tour) 

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Classes Cover:  Patrol overview, Community Oriented Policing, Recruitment and Training, Crime Prevention/Identity Theft, DUI & Traffic Enforcement, Drug Recognition Expert, Internal Affairs, Internet 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:  You can fill out an applciation by clicking here  or call Mitzi Cheldelin at 208-570-6400.  The deadline to apply is January 16th at 5:00 p.m. 

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