Nampa Police Department has just released our 2013 annual report, covering changes that occurred in the department over the year, as well as crime statistics for the city for the year.
The Prescription Drug Take Back program, is a program where people can properly dispose of their old unused medications, rather than having them filter into the ground water via a landfill, or ending up in the wrong hands.
While Nampa Police Department does participate in the program, we are not a permanent Prescription Drug Take Back site. Generally Nampa Police Department will team up with the DEA and hold around 2-3 take back events a year, held at the Civic Center. During those events Nampa residents can bring in their unused prescription drugs and we can accept them and they will then be properly disposed of by the DEA. The remainder of the time we can not accept unused prescription drugs.
We do post the Take Back events on the events portion of our website when we hold them, so check back periodically for upcoming prescription drug take back events hosted by Nampa Police Department.
For more information on the proper disposal of prescription medications, or locations of permanent Prescription Drug Take Back locations, please visit the following links;
Between the hours of 2 and 6am on 07/31/13, the Nampa Police Department received 8 different reports of vandalisms and one arson that occurred during night time hours. It is believed that all instances occurred between 0200 – 0300 and some victims were not aware of the damage until later. All victims reported damage that had occurred to either their homes or vehicles.
It appears that the vandalism are related due to them all being in one area of town and the means in which the damage was done is the same. It appears that the suspects used blunt objects such as baseball bats to break out car windows, rocks to throw through house windows and in three of the reports some type of large firework or mortar was used. In one of the reports, a vehicle was damaged and set on fire, causing over $10,000 loss to the vehicle.
Besides the vehicle fire all the damage done was to windows of homes and vehicles. At this time there are no suspects in this case. Nampa Police encourages everyone to report any damage they may have received and we want to remind the community that many crimes are solved with the assistance of the public and we ask them report suspicious behavior they see by calling dispatch at 465-2257. The public can also make reports online at Nampapolice.org
Anyone who has information about these crimes is asked to call Nampa Police, or they can call Crimestoppers at 343-COPS (2677).
The crimes occurred at the following locations:
900 blk Sunny Lane
11000 blk W Aldbury Ave
1100 blk W Colorado Ave
900 blk W Oakmont
800 blk W Florida
On March 1, 2013, the Nampa Police Department launched an improved online reporting system. Advancements in technology have enabled us to expand our capabilities in service to the public. The Nampa Police Department will utilize this technology to make it more convenient for the public to submit a crime report. The intention is to enable citizens to file a report when it is suitable for their schedule without having to wait for an officer to respond. It is also our hope that this will free up officers to handle in progress calls, case investigations, and to increase our crime prevention efforts.
This system is intended for the reporting of cold case incidents that are not actively occurring. Any time there is a crime in progress the public should call dispatch at 465-2257 or 911.
The following crimes should be reported using the online reporting system:
- Stolen Property (no suspects or evidence and excluding guns and vehicles)
- Credit/Debit Card Fraud
- Vandalism (under $1000 damage)
- Gas Thefts
- Lost Property
In order to limit wait times for people needing other services and to increase efficiency and response, the following requests for service should be filed by phone or in person, Monday through Friday between the hours of 12:00pm and 7:00pm:
- Parking Problems (not including obstruction of property or handicapped violations)
- VIN Inspections
- Found Property
- Found Bicycles
- Abandoned Vehicles
The report forms can be accessed by going to the Nampa Police website, nampapolice.org, and clicking on “Online Reports & Forms" on our homepage. There are two ways to proceed:
- Fill out the online form and submit it electronically. You will be issued a report number through email within 24 hours.
- Print the form and mail it to:
- -Nampa Police Department
- -820 2nd Street South
- -Nampa ID 83686
Anyone unfamiliar with the definitions of the above listed crimes can refer to the following link for assistance: http://legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title18/T18.htm
If the individual needing to file the report for one of the above listed incidents does not have access to a computer, a report can still be filed by contacting 465-2257. A report form will be mailed to your address for you to fill out, and either drop off at the police department, or mail back to us.
For all other non-emergency incident types please contact police dispatch at 465-2257.
In light of the recent active shooter incidents in Oregon and Connecticut, the Nampa Police Department would like to share information from the Department of Homeland Security that may save your life if you ever find yourself inside one of these incidents.
The DHS has created a 6 minute long instructional video that quickly teaches some of the best practices during one of these incidents. We all hope that this type of tragedy never comes to our city, and God willing we will be spared, but it is always best to be prepared.
You can view the instructional video by clicking on this link. God bless and be safe!