The Billings Police Department has several civilian positions that provide behind-the-scenes support for sworn personnel. Civilian positions include Support Specialist, Crime Analyst, Training Coordinator, Records Supervisor, Volunteer Coordinator and Quartermaster.
Support Services, part of the Operations Division, employs the largest number of civilians, authorized for 13 employees and one supervisor.
The Support Services Specialists process all of officers’ paperwork. They enter officers’ work into the local records system as well as prepare it for the courts, prosecutors and crime reporting to the state and federal governments. They work within state and national criminal justice databases to enter items that are stolen and people who are missing or wanted.
The clerks work closely with officers and detectives to provide them information from these databases and the local records system. They also work with people from law enforcement agencies around the nation to share information and document recovered stolen items, located missing people and arrests of wanted persons.
Support Services lists openings through the City of Billings web site. Clerks work four, ten-hour shifts which run 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 2 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Support Services positions begin at $17.20 an hour plus City benefits including insurance and paid time off. Clerks belong to the Teamsters Union. To apply for a position, submit an application on the City of Billings Web site at www.billingsmt.gov or through the Montana Job Service. Application packets require a letter of interest and resume. New employees must be able to pass a background investigation, criminal history check and drug test.