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New Boise Police Department station opens downtown
Posted at 7:29 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 10:13:49-05

Boise police now have a new station in downtown Boise.

The City of Boise and BPD officially opened the new downtown station, located at 2223 W. Fairview Avenue. Renovations on the building began earlier this year and the BPD bike unit plans to move there this week after being based out of temporary locations for decades, according to BPD.

“The new Downtown Station will provide officers working downtown quick access to their patrol area rather than commuting each day from City Hall West or on a bike from Willow Lane,” said Police Chief Ryan Lee in a statement. “Officers who work downtown everyday are now physically situated to continue providing tailored police services to the downtown area.”

BPD says the downtown area consistently has more calls for service than other areas and the officers who work down there understand the concerns and work with area officials to fine long-term solutions.

“In addition to responding to calls for service, Boise Police officers are proactive in their efforts to make downtown part of a city that is safe and healthy for everyone,” said Captain Paul Burch in a statement. “For example, the Boise Police bike unit works daily with social service providers. BPD’s traffic teams do regular weekend patrols at night as well as assist with special events during the day. BPD’s Neighborhood Contact Officers also work closely with the Downtown Boise Association to address crime trends, graffiti and other quality of life concerns.”