About Us

On July 20, 1999, the Boise City Council officially established the Office of the Community Ombudsman.  This office was established to investigate complaints of misconduct against Boise City police and law enforcement officers. The ombudsman's 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 the Community Ombudsman 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 of the Community Ombudsman.  The Office of the Community Ombudsman is authorized and empowered by Title 2, Chapter 22 of the Boise City Code.  The actions of the Community Ombudsman are governed by policy.  The processes related to the operations of the office are described in the regulations.

Boise City Code 2-22

Code of Ethics

Policy - Office of the Community Ombudsman

Regulation - Office of the Community Ombudsman

Types of Formal Cases

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

Meet Your Community Ombudsman

Meet the Staff

Learn About The History of the Public Sector Ombudsman

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