The Lewistown Police Department is currently looking for another Police Patrol Officer Position which will be opened until filled. You will be able to print out the officer packet on our website lewistownpolicedepartment.comand job service.

The Lewistown Police Department is now accepting applications for police patrol officer to fill one immediate opening and to establish a hiring list.

The following qualifications must be met by the applicants:
• Must be a citizen of the United States.
• Must have, or be able to obtain prior to hiring, a valid Montana Drivers License.
• Must have High School Diploma or GED
• Must be at least 21 years of age.
• Must not have a felony conviction on record.
• Must be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation.
• Preference will be given to those individuals with Montana P.O.S.T. Council Basic Certificate, and or two years or more of college, and or two years or more of military service with an honorable discharge.

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following basic duties:

This position is involved in law enforcement activities encompassing crime prevention, investigations, arrests, and traffic regulations, providing basic police functions and duties. It requires occasional strenuous physical exertion, contact with undesirable physical conditions, and the proper care and use of safety equipment and procedures to prevent injury. This position will require frequent contact with the public.

Successful applicants will be required to work a rotating schedule, including but not limited to day and night shifts. There will be a mandatory 1-year probation period.

Starting salary will be $20.85 per hour, plus 12 hour shift pay, 2190 hours per year for a total of $45,667. If POST certified with three years experience a higher starting salary is available in addition to certificate pay. Shift differential of $2.00 per hour for night shifts worked. Overtime of time and one half for any time worked over normal scheduled hours, paid holiday time, 120 hours paid vacation, 120 hours paid holiday per year, 96 hours sick leave per year. Health insurance is provided by the City of Lewistown. Uniforms, including weapon, plus $600.00 per year uniform maintenance and city contribution to the Police Officers Retirement System is provided. Employees must become members of AFSCME local 1441.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Testing for selected applicants will be held as soon as possible following the closing date. The testing can consist of a written exam, a pass/fail physical abilities test and an oral interview. Only selected applicants will be invited to attend.

Things that must be included with your application are as follows:

• Copy of Birth Certificate
• Copy of high school and college diplomas including transcripts
• All attachments must be signed and returned
• Copy of discharge papers, (DD-214) if applicable
• Any other documents that you feel will help in your selection

Officer Packet


Public Safety 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Opening 


Pulbic Safety Telecommunicators Job Description:

3/4 time permanent position, 30 - 40 hr/wk. Must be available for variable shifts as scheduled, including nights, weekends, holidays. Entry level wage starts at $17.13/hr plus Shift differential pay of (+$2.00/hr) for duty hours between 6 pm 6 am.

WORK ACTIVITIES: Receive emergency calls, relay information to and dispatch appropriate response resources; operate 2-way radio, alpha-numeric paging system, computer, multi-line phone system, and perform clerical administrative tasks.

Receives emergency 9-1-1 calls; operates Computer Aided Dispatch system; operates 2- way radio voice and text paging systems; operates multi-line telephone system equipment and performs related clerical and administrative tasks.

Responsible for the safe, efficient, and accurate dispatching and/or paging of Law Enforcement Personnel, Fire Department Personnel, and Emergency Medical Services.

Responsible for performing all functions in the operation of the Criminal Justice Information Network / National Crime Information Center (CJIN/NCIC) system.

Work is performed in accordance with department rules and regulations, but requires judgment in controlling and completing dispatching under stressful conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Good communication skills, be able to remain calm under stressful conditions, and maintain absolute confidentiality. Must be very good at multitasking. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicant must be at least 18years of age, High School graduate or equivalent. Strong computer skills using modern Windows operating systems preferred. Must be a United States Citizen. Must not have been convicted of a felony; be of good moral character; * as determined by a thorough background investigation. Must have valid drivers license.

Qualified applicants will go through a hiring procedure that includes testing and interviews. The Lewistown Police Department realizes that very few people already possess the specialized skills to do this job. If selected you will be put into comprehensive, on the job-training program to provide the skills necessary to be an Emergency Service Dispatcher.
Special Requirements:
Must be fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record. Position requires contact with confidential information. It is imperative that the individual in this position keep knowledge of departmental operations confidential at all times.

Applicants will be administered to a written test and after successful completion will be interviewed.
Works under general supervision of the dispatch supervisor & senior officer on duty. Must have the ability to work under minimal supervision with the ability to prioritize and maintain workload. A complete job description is available at the police department.

REQUIREMENTS: Typing proficiency and Typing - Form Fill Contact Data Entry tests are required and can be taken at any Montana Job Service Office. Must possess a current valid driver's license. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent education.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Background checks will be done as part of consideration process.
Benefits: Prorated City benefits package. Vacation, sick leave, holidays, and retirement is all pro-rated depending on the number of hours worked. Work comp insurance is provided. Health insurance is provided for the employee.

Referral Instructions:

Obtain Packet directly from Job Service, Dorothy Gremaux at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or website.

Complete employer's application from and "Typing Test - 5 Min" and "Typing - Form Fill Contact Data Entry" tests (testing may be done at any Job Service office).

You may submit your application packet and testing certificates to Lewistown Job Service.
email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Job Posting Open Until Filled

Drop off, email or mail to:
Lewistown Police Department 305 W Watson St Lewistown, MT 59457
Contact Dorothy Gremaux directly through email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 406-535-1800 with any additional questions.
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305 W Watson St                                                      Dispatch Packet