Type of Culminating Activity
Graduate Student Project
Master of Applied Historical Research
The Boise Police Department demonstrates the power of community policing techniques. Significant incidents, like officer-involved shootings and a scandal at City Hall, as well as nation-wide trends, pushed the Boise Police Department to embrace this method of law enforcement. To better understand this significant turning point for the Boise Police Department and its results, oral history interviews documented the stories of individuals involved. Using the oral histories for possible museum exhibitions, this project illustrates how the relationship between the Boise Police Department and the people of Boise improved between 1990 and 2014.
Boehm, Chelsee Kay, "Community as a Constant: An Oral History Project Exploring the Recent History of the Boise Police Department" (2017). History Graduate Projects and Theses. 7.