Employment Opportunity


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 $19.93 per hour, plus 12 hour shift pay, 2190 hours per year for a total of $43,646.  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, 110 hours paid holiday, 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 Application Packet