The Boise Police Department has formed a four-member Community Advisory Outreach Panel with the aim of improving police services and building public trust.

According to KIVI-TV, Chief Bill Bones said, "The City of Boise is made up of a diverse and unique population and it’s our hope that we can find new ways to connect and build trust with everyone who calls Boise home. Through this panel, we hope to explore new opportunities for our department and our residents."

The move is the second phase of an initiative begun last year with the formation of a Community Advisory Panel.