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District Court Judge Gilbert dismisses complaint against the City, supporting the previous decisions of both the Commissioner of Political Practices and Bozeman Board of Ethics: For all documents including the Commissioner of Political Practices decision dismissing the Roger Koopman campaign practices complaint as well as the City's response to the complaint in Gallatin County District Court, Board of Ethics decision, and District Court Decision.

The Commissioner of Political Practices, Bozeman Ethics Board and District Court have all dismissed cases brought against the City by Roger Koopman.

To Bozeman Residents:

We are grateful that you chose to invest in a facility that addresses our pressing public safety needs. It's an affirmation of support from the community to those who have dedicated their careers to keeping our community safe.

The Bozeman Public Safety Center is the solution to our community's four pressing public safety needs, today and into the future. We are in the process of selecting a design firm to finish out the construction drawings for the center, develop a timeline for construction, go out for bid, and begin construction in the Summer of 2019;. Construction is estimated to take 20 months.

We look forward to working with everyone—county, cities, citizens, etc.—to provide the public safety services Montanans expect and deserve.


Bozeman is safe. Let's keep it that way.

Bozeman Public Safety Center: a 4-in-1 investment in Bozeman residents, families and community. 

Bozeman is Growing

Bozeman's population is expected to reach 50,000 by the year 2020 our annual growth rate is 4.3% our population will double by 2040




Emergency Service Needs are on the Rise 

Bozeman police calls have increased 16% since 2008 fire station 1 has not seen major improvements since the 1970s bozeman fire calls have increased 59% since 2011

Facilities are Failing & Cramped



Without an investment in the footprint of Fire Station #1 or courts since the 60’s and 70’s, these facilities are ill equipped for future community growth. The boiler at Fire Station #1 is failing, and due to cramped spaces crime victims are forced to wait for trial sitting next to perpetrators without privacy.

Four-In-One Investment in Bozeman Families 

The Bozeman Public Safety Center is a one-stop safety hub with room for growth as the community grows. By investing NOW in our safe neighborhoods, rapid emergency service response time and increased population needs, Bozeman taxpayers can thoughtfully invest in continued high quality of life, while saving $2.25 million per year on construction inflation costs.

 Bottom Line

  • $36.9 million construction, equipment and furnishings investment on an
    existing city-owned property will cost a typical home owner $101.78 per
    year, assessed at a $292,000 home.
  • City of Bozeman will offset cost by selling Fire Station #1 at an estimated $2.5 million.
  • Defer the need for a 4th fire station for 6-8 years.
  • Shifting fire station locations saves $1.2 million annually in operations. 

Continued Commitment & Cooperation 

In a letter from the Gallatin County Commission (4/30/2018) Chairman Steve White wrote, "Should the City Commission formally vote to put the Rouse Street proposal to the Bozeman City Voters, the County Commission does not want to diminish your chances of success."

Bozeman will continue to work collaboratively with the Gallatin County Sheriff¹s Office and Gallatin County.

Bozeman Public Safety Center FAQ

  • Are there less expensive options?

  • Does the $36.9 million price factor in the sale of Fire Station #1?

  • How does the Bozeman Public Safety Center affect me?

  • What are the benefits for Police, Fire, Courts and Victims Services to be co-located?

  • Where is the jail? Will there be a new jail?

  • Where will the Bozeman Public Safety Center be?

  • Why didn’t the City try to build this building before? Why is this a better choice than previous efforts?

  • Why not just invest in updating Fire Station #1 instead of building something new?

  • Will two separate buildings for Gallatin County and City of Bozeman affect their ability to work together?

  • Will we have to build another fire station if we invest in this one now?

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