Sep. 14, 2015

Meridian Opens New Public Safety Training Center

by Admin

The new training center features four classrooms, a defensive tactics mat room, simulators to create real situations for training, a K-9 agility course and it houses a mobile command post. 

The Meridian Police and Fire Departments will hold an official ribbon cutting and public tours of the new Public Safety Training Center on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 10:30am.  It is the first of its kind to be built in the valley. “This new facility will significantly improve the efficiencies in training our officers. We can now train on site and alongside our fire personnel, other agencies, even our public works crews. The combined trainings are hugely beneficial when preparing for tactical responses,” said Chief Jeff Lavey, Meridian Police Department.

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Jul. 1, 2015

Albertsons Stadium Earns National Sports Safety, Security Award

by Sherry Squires, Boise State University

Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium has been recognized as one of the most secure sporting event venues on any college campus.

Albertsons Stadium will receive a Facility of Merit for Safety and Security award for security measures that were implemented during the 2014 football season, including the addition of metal detectors — 50 magnetometers and 75 hand wands. The addition of metal detectors came on the heels of a high-level game day security program that has been in place for years.

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Oct. 16, 2017

MSN: Boise Ranked #8 Safest City in the World

One of the biggest concerns for potential vacationers is whether or not the place they've chosen to visit will be safe. This concern has only grown in recent years, and it's a good one to have. Travel safety is important.

Depending on where you travel, you might have to consider any number of security concerns as a traveler. Even something as minor as having your pocket picked could ruin an entire vacation, and some attractive destinations carry with them much more serious risks.

That's why we've put together a list of cities where you can focus on the culture, history, fun, and of course, food. Using data from Numbeo, we ranked them based on how they scored from a scale of 1 to 100, 100 being the safest. So if you're looking for a nice, stress-free vacation, here are the safest 50 cities in the world for you to be.

#8 - Boise. The capital of Idaho lies in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. That makes for beautiful hiking trails, but Boise also has plenty of museums, galleries, and restaurants to explore too, and it's only growing. It has a safety index of 82.29.