What:  Three Boise School District teachers will trade positions with Boise Police officers for the day as part of a unique initiative to raise public awareness of what police and teachers do and to develop broad-based support for teachers and police. The intent is to honor teachers and police and learn about the way both police and teachers interact with the community. This event coincides with American Education Week (Nov. 13-17), which honors individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality public education.

When:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Who: The following Boise School Teachers and Boise Police Officers will trade places for the day:

  • Dina Roberts (2nd grade, Horizon Elementary School); Kelly Richmond (Social Studies, North Junior High School); and Korrin Rue (Social Studies, Borah High School).
  • All of the schools will host one or two "civilians" from the Boise Police Department, along with the police officers, including:
  • Officer Hayli Bozarth, Corporal Lance Nickerson, Officer Robin Williams, Ginny Delbo and Carrie Demirelli at Horizon Elementary.
  • Corporal Jered Bish, Officer Blake Slater and Kyra Wittman at North Junior High.
  • Officer Brian Holland, Corporal Ryan Jones, Officer Anthony Coils and Teresa Rogers at Borah High.

Media Visuals:

  • At Horizon Elementary, Boise Police will bring Scout, the BPD "outreach dog," and visit a number of classrooms. The officers will talk to the students about what the K-9 unit does and talk in general about what it's like to be a police officer, as well as give safety tips specifically for school-age children.
  • At North Jr. High, a couple of bike patrolmen will "teach" a US History 9 lesson for 5 periods, and at Borah High School police officers will teach an Advanced Placement American Government, American Government, and then a Student Council class - 4 periods in all.
  • At the Boise Police Department, the teachers will meet with School Resource and Special Victims Unit investigators to exchange ideas and to gain understanding of both sides when it comes to contact or investigations where children may be involved, work with the BPD Crime Lab to conduct a crime scene investigation, and participate in a ride-along with police officers assigned to the Neighborhood Contact Unit.
  • The schools will honor police officers by providing them with school t-shirts, and officers will eat in the cafeteria with the students. At the Boise Police Department, a lunch with Police Commanders will be held to honor the teachers participating in the program.

Media Interviews:

  • News media representatives are welcome to take video and conduct interviews at the following times & locations on Tuesday, November 14, 2017:
  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Boise Police Department, City Hall West, 333 N Mark Stall Pl., Boise.
  • 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Horizon Elementary School, 730 N. Mitchell St., Boise.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Borah High School, 6001 W. Cassia St., Boise and North Junior High School, 1105 N. 13th St., Boise.