Monthly Archives: June 2010

Security System Companies

I have received some calls recently of door-to-door salesmen selling home security systems and telling residents that crime has increased in that neighborhood.   So far, from the calls I have received and run crime reports on, that information has not been accurate.   In fact, today I ran 2 reports for an area on the bench from January – mid-June 2009, and the same for 2010, and the reported crime totals were 119 in 2009, and 70 in 2010 – showing a significant decrease in crime.
If you are given a sales pitch about crime increasing in your area, please call me to find out if that information is accurate.   Also, if you want to know if your home is as secure as it can be, call me to schedule a Security Assessment of your home.   It is a free service that Boise Police Crime Prevention provides our residents.   It takes about a half hour or so depending on the size of the home.   If you want to schedule an Assessment or find out more information, please call or email me.
Stay safe and be wise!
Charlene Miller
Crime Prevention Unit
Boise Police Department
333 N. Sailfish Place
Boise,   ID  83704

Blueprint Boise Final Draft

The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended draft of Blueprint Boise, the City’s update to the Comprehensive Plan is now available online using the following link:
The City Council will consider the draft over the summer in three worksessions and a public hearing will be scheduled most likely in August or September. Once the date is finalized, I will send out another email with notification. 
If you have any additional questions, please let me know.
Thank you for your continued participation in Blueprint Boise!

Jennifer Tomlinson, AICP
Comprehensive Planner
City of Boise
Planning & Development Services
150 N. Capitol Boulevard
Boise, ID 83701-0500
208.384.3830 Department
208.384.3836 Direct

Current Neighborhood Crime Bulletins

The current Neighborhood Crime Bulletins for your area is posted on our website at:
Also, if you want to find a map of the reported crime in the last 3 months for your area:   Type in your address, choose the crime choices, and the map will show you what has been reported in that area.
On a positive note, remember our “Nominate Your Neighbor” for National Night Out this year.    If you have a neighbor who has gone out of their way to help others, and your neighborhood is hosting a National Night Out block party, please let me know.   We want to recognize those doing good in our neighborhoods!
Thank you,
Charlene Miller
Crime Prevention Unit
Boise Police Department
333 N. Sailfish Place
Boise,   ID  83704

Movies Under the Stars

“The Princess Bride” featured June 19 at “Movies Under the Stars”

The Boise Public Schools Education Foundation and Boise Parks & Recreation invite you to join us this summer for “Movies Under the Stars,” featuring free movies and family activities at Julia Davis Park.
This Saturday is the first of three fun-filled family nights throughout the summer. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Gene Harris Bandshell.
The Boise Parks & Recreation Mobile Recreation Van staff will provide free activities for kids.  Free family games will be offered by the Idaho National Guard Counterdrug Support Program. The movie, presented on a huge 30′ inflatable screen, begins at dusk.
Dates and Movies:
Saturday, June 19- “The Princess Bride”
Saturday, July 17- Planet 51
Saturday, August 21- Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
We would like to thank our presenting sponsors: Chicago Connection Pizza and United Dairymen of Idaho
For more information, see
Jennifer Henderson, Boise Schools Education Foundation, 208-570-3374 (Cell)
Kaycee Emery,  ITK Communications, 208-866-6001 (Cell)

Face to Fish Days

Face to Fish Days

What is your favorite face-to-fish encounter? Come to the nature center and try gyotaku, get in the Boise River, put your nose on the glass, take stream walk. Learn more and have some fun at this brand new signature anniversary event as we showcase all of your favorite programs. We are celebrating 20 years of “face to fish” experiences at this anniversary special event! Concessions will be available by Mustards Grill both Friday and Saturday, during the event times.

MK Nature Center

Boise city pools raise age for solo swimmers

(Idaho Statesman)

What’s new this year? At all six of Boise’s outdoor pools, the minimum age that kids can go to city pools without an adult has been raised to 9 from 7 years old.

Why did the rule change? It’s a public safety issue, said Boise Parks and Rec recreation coordinator George Scott. “We have a finite amount of guards we can put on at a time,” he said. “In order to keep all of our patrons safe, we need to have more parents at the pool watching their young kids.”

When do the pools open? Get your suits ready – you can dive in at 1:30 p.m. Friday.