Officer Hiring Information

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

 Resized graduation group photo

Our hiring process is not currently open. We expect to open up the next application process in January 2021. Please check back then.

For more information on becoming an officer, see below. 



Minimum Qualifications
Selection Process
Lateral Officer Information
Education and Training
How to be a Successful Candidate

Officer Hiring FAQs

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Are officers required to purchase their own equipment or uniforms?

  • Are patrol officers assigned their own patrol vehicles?

  • Can my written test scores or Montana Physical Abilities Test score be used from another process?

  • Do I have to live within the City of Bozeman to work for the Bozeman Police Department?

  • Do officers get paid during training and while attending the Montana Law Enforcement Academy?

  • How long after the application closing date will I know if I’ve been selected for the testing and interview process?

  • What is your policy regarding tattoos, piercings, grooming and overall appearance?


If you have any questions or want more information after reading the posted information, please contact Captain Andy Knight at or call 406-582-2023.