Communities and police- Boise and Beyond
Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Boise Police Chief Bill Bones
Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather (who served as Oregon State Troopers), William "Bill" Bones was sworn in by Mayor Bieter on February 3, 2015 as Boise's 38th Police Chief after serving 22 years in the Department. Boise regularly experiences a low rate of crime, and the Department regularly utilizes collaborative community partnerships, such as its neighborhood contact officers and the Boise Police Activities League (founded to bring youth together with police officers to break down barriers). Meanwhile, other cities throughout the nation are making national news for challenging police and community interactions. Chief Bones will join City Club to discuss community policing as well as the larger, national issues of police accountability, body cameras and police relations with minority communities.