Nampa Police Department employs a wide variety of specialties to effectively provide service to the public. Specialty positions are primarily occupied by sworn personnel, however several specialties have civilian positions as well, such as criminalists, crisis negotiators and field training (Dispatch & Records). Nampa Police Department provides the necessary training and equipment for members of all specialty units.

Specialties that are a primary duty assignment are indicated with a (PD). Extra duty assignments are indicated with an (Ex). Specialties include but are not limited to;

- Arson Task Force

- Works with Nampa Fire Department investigators on potential arson incidents, to verify arson and then conduct a criminal investigation.

   - Currently 3 Sworn assigned. (Ex)

- Bomb Squad

   - Uses specialized training and equipment, including robotic assistance, to deal with potential or actual explosive devices.

   - 3 sworn currently assigned. (Ex)

- Crime Scene Investigator, Criminalist & Evidence Specialist

-Conduct in depth crime scene analysis and evidence collection. Evidence specialists' work with the CSIs' on crime scene evidence collection and maintain custody and inventory of all collected evidence. Criminalists conduct forensic examination of evidence in the lab, as well as assist in major crime scene investigation.

   - 1 civilian Criminalist, 8 sworn team CSIs' and 3 evidence specialists. (PD)

- Criminal Investigations Division

- Investigations of all felony crimes against persons and property.

   - Currently 14 sworn assigned. (PD)

- Crisis Negotiations

- Works with TRT on high risk hostage or barricaded subject incidents, to attempt to gain compliance of the violator without violence.

   -7 sworn and civilian members currently assigned. (Ex)

- Dive Team

- Utilizes full S.C.U.B.A. training and equipment for underwater evidence and cadaver recovery.

   - 4 sworn assigned. (Ex)

- DUI Enforcement

- Specialized DUI team working evenings/nights specifically targeting impaired drivers.

   - 4 sworn currently assigned. (PD)

- Field Training Officer

- Responsible for the on the job portion of training for new officers.

   - Approximately 20 sworn assigned

   - Several civilian employees assigned for training of dispatch & records personnel. (Ex)

- Honor Guard

- Ceremonial unit used in the presentation of colors and rifle detail for special events and funerals.

   - 8 sworn assigned. (Ex)

- K-9 Patrol

-Police service dog handlers, including narcotics and bomb detection, as well as enforcement tactics.

   - 7 PSDs' and handlers' active currently.  (Ex)

- Public Restoration of Order (PRO) Team

- Public disturbance control team, specially trained and equipped beyond standard police riot training, for the restoration of order in riot or civil unrest situations.

   - 20 sworn assigned. (Ex)

- Range Master

- Responsible for range safety and training of officers in the use of firearms.

   - 4 sworn assigned. (Ex)

- School Resource Officer

- Works in elementary, middle and high schools, teaching and handling crimes involving students of assigned schools. Conducts bicycle patrol during summer break.

   - 11 sworn currently assigned. (PD)

- Special Investigations Unit

- Investigations of narcotics and felony gang related crimes.

   - Currently 7 sworn assigned.  (PD)

- S.T.E.P.

-Traffic team dealing with traffic accidents, traffic complaints & general enforcement. Use of marked cars and police motor units for patrol.

   - Currently 5 sworn assigned. (PD)

- Tactical Response Team

- High risk tactical entry team, dealing with high risk warrant         service, hostage situations, barricaded suspects etc.

   - Currently 14 Sworn assigned. (Ex)



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Emergency: 911

Nampa Police Department
820 2nd St S Nampa, ID 83651