Nampa Police department adopted the Community Service Officer (CSO) program in 1995, employing two CSOs; now the department employees six full time CSOs. When the program was developed, the primary functions were to assist patrol, however, CSOs began running the evidence facility, taking care of the vehicle fleet, traffic control, procurement and much more.
As time has passed and the program has developed, we now have three CSOs working behind the scenes assisting detectives, assuring training is kept up to date, as well as coordinating and reviewing data for directed patrols. We employee three full time CSOs that work as patrol CSOs; while these three CSOs still work behind the scenes, they also handle a wide variety of calls for service. These calls for service include:
Runaway and missing persons
CSOs also coordinate:
The Nampa Public Safety Academy
Community service with Juvenile offenders
Ride a longs
National Night Out
Due to increased demands on resources, Patrol Officers will no longer respond to abandoned vehicles that are not causing a traffic hazard. Our Community Service Officers will address abandoned vehicles. You can call them at 208-468-7916 to notify them of a vehicle that needs towed. They will investigate this and attend to it accordingly. Community Service Officers are on duty 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.