The Boise Police Department announced Dec. 19 that Deputy Police Chief Pete Ritter, who has been on the force for 30 years, is retiring.
Ritter's service includes participation on the Mayor's Task Force to help the homeless, the Special Olympics World Winter Games and coordinating with the community on bicycle safety projects. Inside the department, Ritter was instrumental in adopting a leadership training program for department members, supervisors and managers.
Ritter joined the BPD in 1983 and has served the department in a variety of capacities, including as a field training officer, emergency vehicle operations instructor, on bike patrol, and on the Special Operations Team. He was sergeant for school resource officers and a member of the Community Outreach Division, among others.