Boise Police Department

  • Agency: Boise Police Department
  • Address: 333 N Mark Stall Place, Boise, 83704 ID
  • Chief: Michael F Masterson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 208-570-6000

Boise Police Department is located at 333 N Mark Stall Place, Boise, 83704 ID. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael F Masterson. The Boise Police Department phone number is 208-570-6000.

Boise Police Department News

Just another day at the office... Members of the Boise Police Bomb Squad were out in Meridian this morning assisting military and fire department officials as they collected a U.S. Navy training device that had been found in the garage of a home. The homeowner was cleaning some things out and came across the device, which was found to be harmless. It happens from time to time, and the BPD Bomb Squad will often travel throughout Idaho in its regional response area to assist with a suspected device. If you ever find anything that you think might be an explosive device… DO NOT touch it. Give authorities a call and let the experts come and safely take care of the problem.

#ThrowbackThursday to that time our Special Operation Unit arrested a suspect and then had to find someone to take care of his pet ferret. #aboveandbeyond #boise

BPD is trying to identify this person in connection to an investigation into stolen checks. The investigation stretches from Boise to Bend and involves at least two suspects. Anyone who can help BPD identify the person in the photo is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS (2677),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.

Our hearts are with the Sandpoint Police Department and their two officers who were shot and injured early this morning. #blessedarethepeacemakers #sandpoint #idaho

Meet BPD’s newest member of the Bike Unit, Officer Zimmer. He has been with the Boise Police Department for five years and spent all of that time as a Patrol officer. Before BPD he was an officer in Mount Vernon (WA) for over 8 years. Officer Zimmer enjoys being active, which makes his new assignment the perfect fit (just like those bike mittens 😄). If you happen to see him Downtown or on the Greenbelt, be sure to say hello!

Do you know how to spot a scam? The Boise Police Department Crime Prevention Unit recently hosted a training session on identity theft, mail fraud, and scams, and how to avoid being a victim. The training was taught by a BPD Financial Crimes Unit lead detective and a US Postal Service inspector. The biggest lesson taught was how to spot scam red flags and how to avoid being a victim of identity theft. Some of the key tips to help avoid identity theft include: - Check your credit report at least once a year via the major credit bureaus to verify it is correct. Also, be sure to shred important financial and personal documents when you no longer need them. - Freeze your credit file if you are not needing to open lines of credit. (You can unfreeze it in the future if you end up needing to.) - Banks, mortgage companies and legitimate credit companies will never call to verify information such as your social security number or date of birth; DO NOT "confirm" personal info over the phone. - Whenever asked by an unknown caller if this is "­­­_________", respond with "Who is calling please?" instead of "Yes". Bad guys may be trying to record your voice saying “yes” to use it later. - If you have a warrant, owe money to the IRS, or missed jury duty (these are common scams), you will not be notified over the phone. You will be notified via certified mail. It is also important to verify a call-back number via a second source. Trust, but verify! Also, it’s almost assured that no government agency or business will ask you to use gift cards over the phone to pay a fine or fee. This is a common scam. Perhaps the best advice of all is to follow your gut… IF IT SEEMS FUNNY, OR IT FEELS LIKE SOMEONE IS RUSHING YOU OR TRYING TO SCARE YOU, HANG UP! IT IS LIKELY A SCAM.

BPD is asking for help identifying people in two different investigations. Both times, someone stole a wallet then used the victim’s credit or debit cards to purchase multiple items worth thousands of dollars. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS (2677),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device. Thank you for your tips!

UPDATE: The three missing siblings were located by BPD officers at approximately midnight and are all safe and sound. Officers would like to thank the public for assistance in getting these three located! --------------------------------- BPD searching for three missing, endangered siblings: The Boise Police Department is searching for three siblings after their mother, who they don’t live with, picked them up unplanned from their care giver last Wednesday. The mother does not have primary custody and after an investigation police believe the children are in danger of neglect and abuse. The family was last known to be living out of a van and the children have not been to school for a week. Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for the mother, her boyfriend, and the three children and call police if you know where they are located. Information gathered indicates that the adults are known to travel between Caldwell, Nampa, and Boise. Mother: Courtney Thomas, 26 Mother’s boyfriend: Cody Williams, 26 Children: Girl age 8; Boy age 9; Boy age 6 Vehicle description: 1999 maroon Chevrolet Astro Van with Idaho License plates 1A 6R469 Boise Police received a tip that the children might be endangered on Feb. 22nd and became more concerned upon investigation. At this time, BPD has been unable to locate them and officers would like to check on the welfare of the children. During the investigation Boise Police found evidence indicating the adults are not equipped to take care of the children and there are previous reports of abuse. Call Police: Anyone with information about the children is urged to call police at 208-377-6790 or in an emergency call 911. Anyone wanting to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers: at 343-COPS (2677),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.

It was honor today to recognize Target employees Vicki and Jonathan for their quick-thinking actions which saved a customer from being scammed out of thousands of dollars. On February 12th a customer attempted to purchase several high-value gift cards totaling $10,000. Vicki recognized that these purchases are sometimes associated with scams and, with the help of Jonathan, advised the customer to not follow through with the purchase. It turned out that an unknown suspect was attempting to scam the customer out of a total of $30,000. Thanks to Vicki and Jonathan, the plot was foiled and the customer was saved from losing all of that hard-earned money. Great work Vicki and Jonathan! The BPD Crime Prevention Unit has been working with local retailors to train employees so they can be on the lookout for these types of scams. Remember if you are being asked to pay money or make a purchase over the phone always verify the information, hang up and contact the agency yourself.

Thanks to all who stopped by and said “hello” at Coffee With a Cop this morning. Officers had a great time meeting and getting to know our downtown neighbors at Thomas Hammer Coffee. If you weren’t able to make it down (perhaps the snow is to blame) be sure to stay tuned. We may be coming to a coffee shop near you soon.

Update @ 9:21 p.m. Great news! David has been found safe. A ValleyRide bus employee who had been asked to look out for David recognized him on his way home near Highway 55 and Beacon Light Rd. Thank you to everyone who helped look for David. He is receiving some medical attention and being reunited with his family. -------------------------------- Update: CONCERNS GROW FOR MISSING 78-YEAR-OLD DAVID? IF YOU SEE HIM CALL POLICE. Officers are actively searching this evening for 78-year-old David who remains missing. He left his home this morning while it was snowing and his family and police are growing more and more concerned about his safety. Information about David: David’s family is concerned he has dementia and can’t find him way home. He also suffers from depression, is diabetic, and needs medication that he does not have with him. David was wearing a stocking cap, a black coat, black sweatpants and slippers. He frequents the ParkCenter area as well as Gekeler Ln and E. Pennsylvania St. Boise Police have searched the greenbelt and other nearby walking trails via foot and ATV. Officers have also followed up on a number of leads and checked with nearby businesses. Call Dispatch: Anyone who has seen David or may know where he is at is asked to contact non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790 or call 911 in an emergency. ————— Have you seen 78-year-old David? David hasn't been seen since 9:00 a.m. He left his home on foot and his family is concerned for his safety in the weather and the fact that he may have trouble finding his way back home. He may be in the area of Gekeler Ln, Pennsylvania St, or Parkcenter Blvd. David was last seen wearing a stocking cap, a black coat, black sweatpants and slippers. Call Dispatch: Anyone who has seen David or may know where he is at is asked to contact non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790 or call 911 in an emergency.

Did you notice? Extra officers were out in school zones this morning. Boise Police School Resource Officers and Motors Officers teamed up with officers from Meridian PD, Ada County SO, and Garden City PD to help promote Safe Routes to School. The effort was to remind drivers about the importance of slowing down in school zones when children are present to ensure that every student and pedestrian is safe while on their way to class. Officers will continue to focus on these neighborhoods and the areas around schools for the remainder of the year. Statistics Boise Police Department: 15 citations written, 13 warnings Meridian Police Department: 40 citations written, 17 warnings Ada County Sheriff’s Office: 11 citations written, 27 warnings

Join us for Coffee with a Cop on Thursday at Thomas Hammer on 8th Street. Just coffee and conversation. We hope to see you there!

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

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 where 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

BPD's mascot dog Scout will be there! Come join us.

“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

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.

Enjoying the big game this weekend? Take advice from Boise Police K9 Vegas: Have a plan, have a ride, get home safely!

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.”

To all the kiddos at Pioneer School, thanks for having Scout and his partner Officer Nickerson stop by today! #tricks #safetyfirst #whydontpolicehavepolicecats?