Congratulations to Boise Police Criminal Investigation Division employees Curt and Linda on some recent huge milestones… Combined they have served the City of Boise for 55 years! Also congrats to Detective Miraglia and Victim Witness Coordinator Natalie, who recently received Chief’s Commendations for their tireless and fantastic efforts on an important case.
It's an exciting day for neighbors in the Vista neighborhood as they now have their very own radar trailer. The trailer was requested by the neighborhood residents serving on the Energize Our Neighborhoods Public Safety Committee several years ago. Needless to say, slowdown in the Vista area! The trailer will be moved around the neighborhood as a reminder to drivers to check their speed. Read more about the Energize Our Neighborhoods project here https://energize.cityofboise.org/projects/.
Update 2/14: Two missing teenagers from LaGrande, OR have been found safe in Buhl and are being reunited with family.
Boise Police would like to thank the public for your tips and for sharing the message. We would also like to thank law enforcement in the Magic Valley for their help in finding these missing teens.
2/13: Officers are searching for missing and endangered teens Sophia and Chelbie. They are from Oregon but may be in the Boise area. Recognize them and know whe...re they are? Call police at 208-377-6790
Seniors from The Dick Eardley Senior Center took a tour of the police department, hung out with Scout and Officer Nickerson, learned about crime scene investigation and piled into the Chief’s office for a blurry selfie with the Chief!
We hope everyone had fun! #selfiewiththechief
“I want this community to be a successful community” Officer Randy Arthur
Members of the Boise Police Department were featured in a recent documentary called American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise. Funding for the documentary was provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a screening of the film was held this evening at Boise State University. BPD Refugee Liaison officer Dustin Robinson also participated in a panel discussion after the premier. Thank you to the Carnegie Corporation of New York for showing how trust and community are built in Boise.
You can read their online report here https://medium.com/…/our-town-your-town-welcome-ed65a3070b1e
Boise Police traffic enforcement officers regularly focus their patrols on school zones, neighborhoods where speeding is a concern, and other areas of town in the hopes that education and enforcement will help change poor driving behavior. In the next few weeks officers will be focusing on reminding folks of the state’s “move over” law. Remember, if you see those flashing lights 🚔, you must slow down and move over if possible. Let’s all help make sure everyone is safe out on those roads.
As we all prepare for winter weather driving, BPD wants to remind drivers to #moveover for emergency workers on the side of the road. First responders face man...y dangers as they respond to crashes and work to keep the public safe, other drivers shouldn’t be one of them. Icy roads increase the potential for accidents and Idaho’s Move Over Law was implemented in 2006 to protect law enforcement, emergency responders and other first responders. The law requires motorist to either move over a lane or slow down below the speed limit when approaching a stationary police or emergency services vehicle. Violators risk a $90 citation.
It was a special day for the Boise Police Department as Chief William Bones, with the help of Boise Mayor David Bieter, Council Member Scot Ludwig, and WCA Executive Director Bea Black, unveiled the newest specialty car… The Domestic Violence Awareness Car. “Through awareness, we hope to encourage people to report abuse and increase the understanding that there is help available and no one has to live in fear.”
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: https://parks.cityofboise.org/register-for-classes/ 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.
BPD is made up of both sworn officers and civilian employees who are dedicated to making a difference in our community. #heartforservice
Boise Police officers and members of the Treasure Valley Fraternal Order of Police are looking forward to the Boise premiere of “Fallen” on Friday. “Fallen” is an award-winning documentary about the challenges of law enforcement and the people behind the badges. BPD Detective Brian Holland recently spoke on KTVB’s News at 4 about the documentary, which will be shown at the Egyptian Theater at 4:30 p.m. and again at 8:00 p.m.