Are you willing to help those in crisis?
Do you desire having a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day?
Do you view yourself as being a role model to those in your community?
Do you have integrity, empathy and excellent communication skills?
If you answered yes to these questions, the Bozeman Police Department wants you to join our team of professional men and women who make a difference every day in their community.
The Bozeman Police Department offers a variety of training, special assignments, and professional advancement opportunities. There are very few careers which offer more opportunities for self-fulfillment than that of a police officer.
With a competitive starting salary, excellent benefits, and a four day work week, a career with the Bozeman Police Department provides you with the opportunity and flexibility to enjoy all that Bozeman and the beautiful state of Montana has to offer.
An entry level police officer describes a candidate with no prior sworn law enforcement experience or those who have completed a self-sponsored law enforcement academy and have not worked as a sworn officer for a law enforcement agency. Those hired as an entry level police officer have a monthly starting salary of $4,239.14 plus additional pay if you possess a college degree.
Candidates who fall under this description must first participate in the Montana Law Enforcement Testing Consortium (MTLETC) before being hired by the Bozeman Police Department. Visit www.mtletc.org for more information about the MTLETC.
A lateral level police officer describes a candidate who is an experienced police officer who has worked for other law enforcement agencies with full police powers and duties. Those hired as a lateral level police officer have a monthly starting salary range of $4,239.14 to $4,732.06 plus additional pay if you possess a college degree and any POST training certification pay, depending on experience. Refer to the Montana Department of Justice Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) office at http://doj.mt.gov/post/ for additional information and requirements for lateral entry police officers.
A lateral level police officer candidate does not need to register with the MTLETC to apply with the Bozeman Police Department. A lateral officer, unless already on the MTLETC eligibility list, will be required to take the written and MPAT tests in Bozeman during the week of our hiring process.