Crime Prevention

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 208-377-6790
Crime Stoppers: 208-343-COPS
Drugs: 208-343-COPS / 208-570-6420 / 208-321-0588
Graffiti: 208-377-6790
Boise Police Department:
BPD “Report A Crime Online” website:
BPD Radar Reader: 208-570-6300
BPD Chief: Chief Ron Winegar
BPD NCO Unit: Josh Kincaid  208-570-6422 or [email protected]

Neighborhood Watch

The Boise Police Department maintains a whole section of their BPD website with information on the benefits of Neighborhood Watch. The following was reproduced from that website.

Benefits of Neighborhood Watch

  1. Reduces fear of crime
  2. Deters criminal activity
  3. Stimulates neighborhood awareness by people watching out for each other
  4. Reduces the risk of becoming a crime victim
  5. Trains residents on securing their homes and property, recognizing and reporting suspicious and criminal activity, and communicating with neighbors
  6. Receives information by the Boise Police Crime Prevention Unit on criminal activity in or near their neighborhood so residents can take precautions and be the eyes and ears for law enforcement
  7. Offers bi-annual Neighborhood Watch newsletters and training sessions
  8. Offers updated crime prevention literature and information

How Can I Start a Neighborhood Watch?

If you are interested in finding out more information or want to start a Neighborhood Watch in your area, contact the Boise Police Department at 208-570-6070 or [email protected]