The Patrol Division is primarily responsible for the enforcement of State of Montana statutes and City of Bozeman Ordinances. The officers within this division operate around the clock, every day of the year, and handle emergency calls for service along with proactive foot and bicycle patrols, property checks, public assists and citizen education. Additionally, the traffic unit investigates motor vehicle crashes and helps ensure the safety of our roadways through traffic education and enforcement. Additional specialty assignments include K9, Special Response Team, Field Training Officers, and Crisis Intervention Team.
The Detective Division is responsible for investigating felony criminal activity including crimes against persons, sexual offenses, crimes against children, internet crimes, felony property crimes, and other complex investigations. Detectives are also responsible for conducting public education presentations, performing background investigations on prospective employees, carrying out internal affairs investigations, and assisting the patrol division and other agencies with investigations. The detective division maintains a Computer Crime Unit that is a part of the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). Additionally, the detective division has four school resource officers (SRO’s) assigned to the Bozeman School District. The detective division is also responsible for administering the department’s Sexual and Violent Offender Registry Program (SVORP). The detective division acts as the primary liaison point for investigations requiring a collaborative effort with state and federal agencies. The Detective Division also has a civilian police information manager and an Evidence Technician. The Evidence Technician is shared with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.
Support Services Division
The Support Services Division is responsible for animal control education and enforcement, code compliance, fleet maintenance and purchasing, department training, police officer recruitment and hiring, the volunteer program, and uniforms and equipment purchasing and maintenance. The division is responsible for community education and outreach programs such as the Citizen's Police Academy, the Bozeman Police Landlord Partnership, and the National Night Out Against Crime, along with seasonal events such as Shop with a Cop.