Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, February 08, 2018

Refuse To Be A Victim - ID Theft, Mail Fraud & Scams Feb 24 10-12pm at the Boise Police Department

The Boise Police Department is committed to fostering a spirit of cooperation with citizens of our community to prevent the victimization of our neighbors. The department recognizes that the prevention of crime is key to the quality of life in our neighborhoods. 

The mission of the Boise Police Crime Prevention Unit is to anticipate, recognize, and appraise a crime risk and to initiate an action to remove or reduce it by educating, empowering, and serving the Boise community.

The various aspects of crime prevention are reflected in the departments on this page. Crime prevention presentations are available to groups in the city at no charge.  See topics at the left or request a customized class.  Various materials available to assist citizens and business owners in their own crime prevention efforts can also be found here.

Questions about Crime Prevention? Click here

Community Training Opportunity

Refuse To Be A Victim

Refuse To Be A Victim - ID Theft, Mail Fraud, and Scams

Feb 24, 2018 10am-12pm at the Boise Police Department

In a time when scams are happening via mail, phone, email, text message and social media, this presentation empowers consumers to spot red flags of ‘phishy’ behavior.  Taught by Detective Shelli Sonnenberg, Boise Police Department Financial Crimes Unit, and Darin Solmon, US Postal Service Inspector, this presentation covers common scams targeting our communities and offers tips and red flags to lower the risk of becoming an identity theft victim.

To register, go to: to set up your account (for first time users) or to log in (returning users). Once your account is set up, you will be able to sign in and browse Activities. Use activity number 299101 to search for the Refuse To Be A Victim seminar. Questions? Call 208-570-6070.