Newly-hired officers must complete a 12-month probationary period.
If not POST certified at the time of hire, officers must complete the 12-week Peace Officer Basic course at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy.
All new officers must also successfully complete a 14-week Field Training & Evaluation Program where they are trained and evaluated by veteran department Field Training Officers through field work and daily patrol duties.
Patrol officers are assigned to a 4-day on/3-day off shift, working 10-hour shifts. Probationary officers may be assigned to any shift based on department needs and should expect to work all patrol shifts throughout their probationary period.
Officers are eligible to bid for a requested work shift after completion of their probationary period. Shift bids are for 6-month periods and are awarded based on seniority.
For further information on our hiring, application, or testing process please contact Captain Randy Ranalli at 406-457-8838 or by email at email@example.com.