Community Service Officers (CSO)

What We Do

Nampa Police department adopted the Community Service Officer (CSO) program in 1995, employing two CSOs; now the department employees eight 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 four CSOs working behind the scenes assisting detectives, assuring training is kept up to date, as well as coordinating and reviewing data for directed patrols. The other four work directly with patrol and are assigned a CSO patrol truck and investigate a wide variety of calls for service. These include but are not limited to:

  • Theft and stolen vehicle reports
  • Burglaries
  • Vandalism/Graffiti
  • Fraud
  • Found/Lost property
  • Runaways
  • Traffic control for accidents and special events
  • Exchange of information for accidents
  • Online and Mail-In reports
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Parking problems and traffic hazards
  • Collecting and booking in evidence
Crime Prevention CSOs also coordinate:

  • The Nampa Public Safety Academy
  • Community service with Juvenile offenders
  • Graffiti clean-up
  • Ride a longs
  • Bike auctions
  • Volunteers
  • National Night Out
  • Neighborhood Watch
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.