Welcome to the Meridian Police Department Recruiting website!
If you’re thinking of starting a career with our agency, you’re in the right place. Please take some time to read through our website to learn more about our career opportunities, the hiring process, and what it takes to become a member of the Meridian Police Department. If you have any questions, our Recruiting Team is here to help! We look forward to meeting you and helping you start on the path to a very rewarding career.
WHAT MAKES THE
MERIDIAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
At the Meridian Police Department, we place a huge emphasis on our culture, which is a culture of family, excellence, and taking care of the little things. This is how we treat one another within the walls of our department, and we believe this carries over into how we police in our community.
We have a firm belief when you are hired here, you become one of the family the day you walk through the door. This goes for non-sworn personnel as well as sworn personnel. We realize we are all a part of a great effort to keep Meridian a safe and vibrant city. Each division, section, and individual is critical to accomplish our department's mission: To provide the highest quality of service, in partnership with our community, to preserve and protect life and property through education, prevention and enforcement.
- Tracy L. Basterrechea
Deputy Chief of Police
THE CITY OF MERIDIAN'S
We take great pride in our work with our citizens and our ability to come together with local government and organizations to help Meridian continued to be recognized as one of the best communities to raise a family in the United States.
We believe this is achieved through our CARE Values:
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 WAY
The Meridian Police Department is a premier organization valued for our innovation, positive culture, community partnerships, and core values. We strive to provide the best quality service to the community we serve, and continuously provide positive development of our staff to ensure we promote and expect accountability, respect, and excellence.
At the Meridian Police Department, our CARE values guide the Meridian Way, and it is the expectation of our department and our community that we treat everyone with respect and we focus on the "little things". This includes quality of life issues because we believe there is no such thing as a non-police problem. Our community knows that the Meridian Police Department is always available and willing to help someone in need. At the Meridian Police Department, we are problem solvers. Being a resource for our community is one of our top priorities. Should we not know the answer to a problem, we will work diligently to find one.
At the Meridian Police Department, you'll find an array of opportunities to help you connect with the community you serve. Visit our Beyond the Badge page to learn more about the ways our Police Officers connect with the community.
CAREER PATHS AT THE
MERIDIAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
At MPD, you will begin your career with competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. Where you decide to go from there is up to you.
We offer various positions, such as: Police Officer, Community Service Officer, Code Enforcement, Evidence Technician, Crime Prevention Specialist, Crime Analyst, Records Clerk, and so much more. With such a wide variety of career opportunities, you can find your own path to do what you truly enjoy. Check out our Careers page for more information and to see how our organization is structured.
MILITARY & THE MPD
The Meridian Police Department is proud to employ U.S. military veterans, as well as Reservists and National Guardsmen.
Please visit our Military & the MPD page to meet a few of our servicemen and to read about their experiences transitioning from the Military to the MPD.
WOMEN ON THE TEAM
Today, more and more women are choosing to pursue a career in law enforcement. The Meridian Police Department is proudly represented by females in all different career paths.
Please visit the Women on the Team page to meet a few of our women, learn why they chose the MPD, and read about their journeys thus far.
RIDE WITH AN OFFICER
The MPD ride-along program is designed to give applicants a first-hand view of police work in Meridian, Idaho. Applicants currently in the hiring process are encouraged to participate in this program.
Applicants approved for ride-alongs will be paired with a patrol officer in a marked police vehicle and will spend the day observing as he or she responds to various calls for service.
For more information on how to participate in this program, please visit our Ride-Along & MPD Tour page.
1401 EAST WATERTOWER STREET
MERIDIAN, IDAHO 83642
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM