Boise Mayor holding press conference to introduce new Police Chief

Posted at 3:19 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 17:19:03-04

BOISE, Idaho — Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is holding a press conference on June 10 to introduce the new Boise Police Chief, Ryan Lee. The press conference starts at 2:30 p.m., and Mayor McLean will talk about the selection process and why Lee was chosen for the position.

Chief Ryan Lee will start as Chief on July 1, 2020, and he is due to be confirmed on June 9 at the 6 p.m. City Council meeting. Lee is coming to Boise with around 20 years of experience from Portland, Oregon, where he held ranks ranging from Officer to Assistant Chief of Police. He wants to build on the relationship the Boise Police Department already has with the community by using his experience in community outreach, collaboration and leadership.

Lee is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on law enforcement and investigations from California State at Sacramento. He has also earned a Master of Criminal Justice degree from Boston University.

“It is a true honor to be selected to be the next Chief of the Boise Police Department,” said Ryan Lee. “Boise is a vibrant and wonderful city and my family and I are very excited to move here, build new relationships, and start a new chapter in our lives. I am eager to meet the people in the department and our community members to learn and share ideas for what can be strengthened and what we should continue. I look forward to working collaboratively with the people of Boise to come up with impactful solutions for the community and public safety.”