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Chief of Police-Boise Police Department (ID)

Date Posted: May 8, 2024

Employer: City of Boise


Chief of Police
Boise, ID

A national search is underway to attract an exceptionally qualified individual to serve as the Chief of Police for the Boise Police Department (BPD). The City of Boise is inviting experienced and visionary leaders to apply for the role of Chief of Police, a position that stands at the forefront of community engagement, operational excellence, and strategic leadership. This role is ideal for a leader who excels in law enforcement management and deeply values community trust and collaboration. BPD operates under the leadership of the Chief of Police, who is appointed by the mayor. With a 2023-2024 budget of $95 million BPD has a sworn staff of 300, along with 100 civilian employees. Boise is looking for a leader who is responsive to community concerns, adept in using modern technology, and committed to transparency and inclusiveness. This role presents a unique opportunity to lead a team dedicated to innovation, community trust, and proactive engagement, steering the department toward enhanced public safety and deeper community relationships.

The new Chief will possess at least ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including significant leadership experience at a municipal police department. A history of successful community engagement, business acumen, and collaborative problem-solving in a diverse community setting is essential. A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred, as is executive-level training such as FBI National Executive Institute, FBI National Academy, Major City Chiefs PELI Program, Southern Police Institute, or PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police. The selected candidate must be capable of meeting the requirements established by the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for certification.

This at-will position offers a competitive compensation package that reflects the significance and demands of the role. In addition to a salary range of $190,000 - $213,000, the city provides an extensive benefits package. For optimal consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 at 5 pm Pacific Time by submitting a comprehensive resume, compelling cover letter, and list of professional references via email to [email protected]. The brochure for the position can be viewed at Questions regarding this position or the recruitment process should be directed to Mr. Justin Doll (Chief of Police, Ret.), Mobile (907) 748-5746 or [email protected].

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