Police Officer

Helena, MT
Helena Police Department

Under general supervision and on varied shifts, performs a variety of duties involved in law enforcement including perform patrols, investigations, traffic controls, and specialized assignments; responds to calls for assistance; conducts preliminary investigations; locates and apprehends offenders; prepares reports; testifies in court and responds to medical emergencies.

Rate of Pay: $25.8719/hr –


  • Patrol assigned areas on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or in a radio-equipped car depending on assignment to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic, and to enforce motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.
  • Investigate reports of complaints involving fire, robberies, neighborhood disturbances, and other
    misdemeanors and felonies, which include securing crime scenes, conduct preliminary investigations,
    gather evidence, and obtain witnesses.
  • Administer aid at the scene of automobile accidents, investigate accident by gathering information,
    interviewing witnesses, and preparing detailed accident reports.
  • Interview person(s) with complaints and inquires to make proper disposition or direct to proper
  • Interact with the public to provide general advice and information.
  • Perform public and community relation’s services.
  • Participate in regular training program in police methods, target practice and related subjects.
  • Serves appropriate legal papers.
  • Testify in court as a witness for the City of Helena regarding arrests and citations made.
  • Writes or inputs data into reports, logs, forms as required.


High School diploma or GED certificate.
Successfully complete basic course at MLEA or equivalent as designated by P.O.S.T advisory council or as determined by the Chief of Police.

To be hired applicant must have the ability to:
Meet any and all requirements for employment as required by the State of Montana law and the City of Helena.
Successfully pass a criminal history and driving record check.
Ability to pass entry-level police written examination and Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) physical agility test.

License or Certificate:
Must possess a valid drivers license with acceptable driving record at the time of hire and have the ability to obtain a valid MT drivers license within six months of hire.