Probationary Police Officer

Boise, ID
Boise Police Department

Preserves the public peace, protects life and property, prevents crimes, arrests violators of the law enforces all laws and ordinances. Patrols assigned area using a motorcycle, patrol car or on foot; responds to calls for service, initiates police action when appropriate; investigates crimes in progress; mediates disputes; renders aid to the sick, injured and those desiring assistance. Work requires the use of discretion and independent judgment and is reviewed by inspection and observation from first-line supervision while on the job, verbal and written reports, and quantitative and qualitative evaluations. Performs related work as required.

$51,480.00 – $65,166.40 Annually

8/22/2019 5:00 PM Mountain


• Must be a citizen of the United States Must be 21 by the date of hire
• Must possess (or be able to acquire) a valid driver's license
• Have completed 60 semester credit hours of academic study from an accredited college as accepted by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, OR have an Idaho P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate. (An out-of-state Intermediate Certificate equivalent may be substituted for the college requirement) Please attached unofficial copies of your transcripts to the application.
• Must not have been convicted of a felony
• Be of high moral character and free of any recent major or habitual violations of the law, including drug usage or other activities or associations that would affect credibility as a police officer
• Must successfully pass all phases of the hiring process
• Must meet the Idaho Peace Officer Standards Training requirements for certification as a Police Officer Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Applicants who display our shared values and are selected as an officer with our department will be placed in our in-house Police Academy. During their probationary year, both entry-level and lateral officers will participate in a 20-week Academy, take the challenge exam for the Basic Certificate to become Idaho POST (Peace Officer Standard and Training) Certified at the conclusion, before going through the Field Training Officer program for 14-16 weeks. After completing the FTO program, officers will begin working on their own.