Keeping the City of Meridian great requires finding the best people for the job that are willing to accept our high expectations and adapt to our organizational culture. The Meridian Police Department is proud to be one of the most diverse and service-oriented law enforcement agencies in Idaho, with more than one hundred and twenty-eight (128) sworn and thirty-nine (39) non-sworn positions. Our employees can expect a career filled with innovative specialty assignments, ongoing training, and advancement opportunities in a community that has great respect for their police department.

The Meridian Police Department is a proud partner with other area law enforcement, schools, businesses, and neighborhoods. We have built and maintain relationships across the valley, with many community partners and stakeholders, working together to uphold the highest standards of Community Policing and public service.

At the City of Meridian, we CARE. Which means:

  • Providing the best Customer Service to our community, colleagues, and partners by listening and responding in a timely, friendly, professional, and solution-oriented manner.

  • Exemplifying Accountability by understanding our role in the organization, knowing our jobs, and accepting that each of us is responsible for our own work, choices, and actions. Acting as stewards of the community's resources, our environment, and our relationships.

  • Showing Respect by being trustworthy and courteous. We honor, accept, and include people with diverse opinions and backgrounds.

  • Demonstrating continual Excellence through professionalism, going beyond the parameters of our job while being creative, innovative, flexible, and adaptable to multiple needs. 

The Meridian Police Department is committed to upholding the quality of life for all in Meridian. Our continued goal is to create a safer Meridian for our residents and visitors, while serving the community in a way that bonds our police officers and citizens. In the end, we want to make sure Meridian is a safe place to live, work, and raise a family.

Thank you for your interest in the Meridian Police Department,

Jeff A. Lavey

Police Chief







MONDAY-FRIDAY:  7:00 AM - 5:00 PM



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