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Public Safety : Financial Summary

Public Safety for the City includes the Police and Fire Departments to provide the highest quality of service, in partnership with our community, to preserve and protect life and property through education, prevention and enforcement.


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. To access the Meridian Police Department website, please click here.


The Meridian Fire Department constantly strives to maintain its high levels of service and to ensure the best quality of life for all citizens. The Fire Department is a key component in the City’s efforts to provide a safe community for its residents, visitors, and businesses. Our employees accept and embrace their roles as professionals and we continue to meet not only the day-to-day calls for service, but prepare for the challenges on the horizon we may be faced with. To access the Meridian Fire Department website, please click here.



Please find below interactive financial reports displaying the expenses and revenues of the Public Safety Departments.



Public Safety : Program and Services Summary

The City of Meridian, ID (City) is determined to create long-term stability by evaluating how resources are used, and how those uses align with the priorities of our community. In 2018, the City implemented Priority Based Budgeting, an approach to budgeting that assesses the desired results of a community against the programs the government is currently offering and how impactful those programs are in achieving the desired outcomes.


Unlike the traditional incremental approach to government budgeting, where the current years budget becomes the basis for the next years spending plan, PBB allows communities, such as ours, to understand their core values and then budget according to these values. The underlying principles of the PBB framework is to question past patterns of spending and instead to prioritize resources to achieve long-term strategic goals of the community. PBB also lets us know the true cost of providing services and enhances transparency and accountability within the budgeting process.


Public Safety provides a wide range of programs/services for the City (not inclusive of all programs provided).

  • Fire Inspection
  • Emergency & Incident Management and Response
  • Patrol and Traffic Control
  • Code Enforcement
  • School Resource Program
  • Crime Analysis & NIBRS
  • Public Safety Academy
  • Crime Prevention and Education

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