We stand with Idahoans in calling out the dehumanizing statements of a former Boise police captain. Community members and leaders, elected officials, police officers, and many others have come together to show this is unacceptable.
Our office has worked closely with Boise PD for many years, specifically through trainings and the refugee liaison officer role, to build relationships and deepen understanding. These efforts are making an important difference, and the connections are growing across local law enforcement departments.
Idahoans for decades have come together to make sure new neighbors in the refugee resettlement program have a place to belong and feel safe again. And that’s what we continue to build upon as a community.
We work closely with the refugee liaison officer at the Boise Police Department and welcome any feedback and concerns. Please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us in welcoming Beth Norton to our team! Beth started today in the role of Events & Partnerships Coordinator, where she will lead events including the Idaho Conference on Refugees and World Refugee Day (Boise) and will be a connector with our community partners.
Beth is a well-known local comedian and storyteller whose projects include Idaho's Best Comedian Competition and Story Story Night's Late Night season.
She has a master's in Public Administration from Boise State University, served two terms as a staff member in the Idaho Legislature, and was an Idaho Voices for Children board member for three years, working toward improvements to the foster care system.
Welcome, Beth, we are fortunate to have you on the team!
Author: Holly Beech
Idaho Office for Refugees Communications Manager
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