I was sworn in as the Chief of Police for the City of Nampa on January 7, 2013. I would like to thank Mayor Dale and the Nampa City Council for the confidence and faith that they have put in me for this trusted position. I would also like to thank the many members of the Nampa community that have congratulated me and wished me well.

I take my duties as your Chief of Police very seriously. Leadership is a privilege. I am extremely privileged to have been placed in this position.

The citizens of Nampa are blessed to have such a dedicated group of men and women who work hard every day to provide professional police service to them. The members of the NPD understand that our community has put much faith and trust in us to do our job the right way. I promise that the men and women who serve you on behalf of NPD do so with honor and pride.

The past few years have seen a noticeable decrease in criminal activity in our City. I pledge to continue our efforts and to work with our partners to maintain a safe city for our residents and visitors. We will aggressively pursue those who drive while under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs. We will investigate domestic violence and other family violence crimes vigorously. NPD has a great partnership with the Nampa Family Justice Center and we will strive to build on that relationship. I have mandated that all NPD employees complete online training in the area of strangulation investigation. This training was put together by the National Strangulation Institute. NPD is one of the first police agencies in the nation to mandate this for all employees.

We are working with command staff to police smarter. We will be changing some of our methods for prioritizing calls for service. This will include more use of online reporting. This system will allow citizens to file reports for minor incidents such as petit thefts, online and spare the time of waiting for an officer to respond. This will benefit both the victim, in that they will not have to wait for service, and the patrol officers who will have more time to conduct directed patrols in an effort to reduce both criminal activity and traffic crashes.

I will update this Chief’s message on a regular basis. I will utilize this as a means to communicate changes in theory and practices in the PD. This will also be a way to highlight some of the great men and women who have dedicated their life to the selfless service of our City.

Stay safe,

Craig Kingsbury

Chief of Police

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Craig Kingsbury

 Chief of Police

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