Officer Positions

The Billings Police Department is a progressive, community-oriented department seeking motivated, career-minded officers who will be responsible for performing a variety of duties involved in the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes; conducting and participating in general investigations of crimes, accidents, and cases; controlling traffic flow and enforcing state and local traffic regulations; and performing a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the department.

  1. Hiring for Probationary Police Officers

    The Billings Police Department is now accepting applications for probationary police officer positions. Read on...
  2. Hiring for Lateral Police Officers

    The Billings Police Department is now accepting applications for lateral POST certified police officer positions. Read on...
  3. Billings Police Department Community Impact Study

    Community Impact Study (PDF) Read on...
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  1. Requirements
  2. Compensation
  3. Benefits
  4. Insurance

The minimum eligibility requirements for a prospective police officer:

 • Be a citizen of the United States;

 • Be at least 18 years of age;

 • Not have been convicted of a crime for which the person could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary;

 • Be a high school graduate or have passed the general education development test and been issued an equivalency certificate by the superintendent of public instruction or by an appropriate issuing agency of another state or of the federal government;

 • Possess or be eligible for a valid Montana driver’s license; • No convictions for Partner/Family Member Assault, assaulting or eluding a peace officer;

 • No evidence that the applicant has misrepresented or falsified any information to the department;

 • No illegal drug usage, as defined in Montana Code Annotated 50-32-101(6), except marijuana in the last five years and any marijuana usage in the last one year from date of application.