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: