Boise Police launch web page to help catch criminals

Posted at 12:32 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 06:13:34-04

The Boise Police Department has launched a new webpage to help catch criminals -– by posting surveillance camera photos of people officers have identified as suspects, persons of interest, or simply someone who may have information about a crime.

The page is called “BPD Id Me,” and crimes shown range from misdemeanor petit thefts to felonies. Anyone with tips can remain anonymous and submit their information online through Crime Stoppers. 

“One thing that makes Boise such a great place to live is the strong sense of community.  People here look out for one another, whether it’s lending a helping hand to a neighbor or reporting a serious crime in progress,” Boise Police Sgt. John Terry said. “This combines that community feeling with up-to-date technology -- and hopefully, the end result is more criminals being held accountable for their actions.”    

Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho receives over twenty tips per week. If those tips help lead to a felony arrest, anonymous callers can receive a reward up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers works closely with local law enforcement agencies and has been proven to help solve seemingly impossible crimes with few or no leads -- all because of one phone call. 

On “BPD ID Me,” each crime is listed with a report number and a link to send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.  Tips can also be called into 208-343-COPS (2677). 

The webpage will be updated on a weekly or as needed basis, officials say.

To be notified when the page has been updated, follow Boise Police on Facebook @BoisePoliceDepartment and Twitter @BoisePD