No. There is no requirement that officers live in the City limits or within a specific distance of the Law & Justice Center. When considering housing locations, officers should consider such things as seasonal road conditions.
Yes. Officers are paid from the day they are officially hired, the first day of their initial training.
No. The Bozeman Police Department provides all uniforms and equipment.
No. Most patrol vehicles are shared by officers from opposing shifts. Vehicles are left at the Law & Justice Center when not in use.
How long after the application closing date will I know if I’ve been selected for the testing and interview process?
The application screening process generally takes 4-5 weeks. You’ll be contacted via phone or email soon after.
No. We require each applicant to take both the written test and the Montana Physical Abilities Test during our hiring process to ensure equity. The only other scores we accept are MTLETC scores, as long as the applicant is currently on the eligibility list with an expiration date prior to September, 2016.
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