About the BPD

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  Meet Chief Steve Crawford


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      Chief Steve Crawford was appointed Chief of Police for the Bozeman Police Department on May 18, 2015. He started his career with the department in 1994 and has served in a wide variety of roles while serving the community of Bozeman including police officer, bicycle officer, firearms instructor, special response team member and leader, drug task force detective, patrol sergeant, detective captain and patrol captain. Chief Crawford received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina and is also a graduate of the 259th class of the FBI National Academy. He holds Command and Administrative Certificates from the Montana Peace Officers Standards and Training.

     Chief Crawford currently sits on the Montana Association of Chiefs of Police Board, Missouri River Drug Task Force Board, Gallatin County 911 Advisory Board, HAVEN Board of Directors and the Gallatin County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.


  A message from Chief Crawford


Chief’s Message

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Bozeman Police Department, welcome to our website.  Our officers and staff are committed to keeping Bozeman a safe and welcoming community to work, play and live.  With core values of Leadership, Integrity, Service & Teamwork our officers and staff work hard every day to deliver best in class police services whether that is responding to calls for service or proactively patrolling the city or holding a community outreach event.  Our department is committed to proactively partnering with our community members on resolving public safety and quality of life issues as well as continuing the tradition of service to Bozeman that we’ve been providing since 1883. 


Chief Steve Crawford


Mission Statement

Our Mission is to keep Bozeman the most livable place through public safety and community partnerships.


LEADERSHIP in the community that is proactive and innovative.

INTEGRITY at all times with transparency and accountability.

SERVICE above self that is personal, prompt, and respectful.

TEAMWORK that promotes collaboration and success.

 Calls For Service

   The Bozeman Police Department is committed to serving our community with integrity, striving at all times to be transparent and accountable in our work. As a part of our mission we have developed a community dashboard where members of the public can view Calls for Service. View our new Calls for Service Dashboard.



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