About Us

On July 20, 1999, the Boise City Council officially established the Office of Police Oversight (formerly Community Ombudsman). This office was established to investigate complaints of misconduct against Boise City police and law enforcement officers. The Police Oversight office is independent from all other City departments and reports directly to the Mayor and City Council.  In addition to investigating misconduct, the Office of Police Oversight seeks to ensure that police policies and practices reflect the needs of the community.

The following documents outline the authority and responsibilities of the office. It is authorized and empowered by Title 2, Chapter 22 of the Boise City Code.  The actions of the Director are governed by policy.  The processes related to the operations of the office are described in the regulations.

Code of Ethics

Policy - Office of Police Oversight

Regulation - Office of Police Oversight

Types of Formal Cases

The director provides information through radio, newspapers, television, and presentations at schools and community meetings.  Please contact us if you would like to have the director speak to your group or attend a community meeting.

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