Chief of Police

West Yellowstone Police Department | West Yellowstone, MT

Posted Date 7/01/2024

The Town of West Yellowstone, MT is a dynamic community of 1,300 residents with a daily summer population of upwards of 12,000 and seeking a community service-oriented Chief of Police who has a strong interest in field work.  An ideal candidate will possess demonstrated experience with community-based policing, and it will be core to their law enforcement philosophy.  

At full staff, the West Yellowstone Police Department is made up of six patrol officers and a chief.  The Chief also oversees a dispatch department of six dispatchers and a Communication Center Manager.  The department proudly serves the community and the visitors to Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area.  Uniquely we depend on our partnerships with other local law enforcement agencies to provide complete and prompt service. 

West Yellowstone, at the west gate of the Yellowstone National Park, is world renowned for fly-fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and numerous other outdoor activities. If you love the outdoors and snow, this is place for you!

For a Town job announcement, job application, detailed position description, and other requirements, please visit the Town of West Yellowstone’s webpage www.townofwestyellowstone.com.  Completed application packets should be submitted to dwalker@townofwestyellowstone.com by August 2, 2024. The starting the salary range is between $100,000 and $105,000 with excellent benefits including Montana Police Officers’ Retirement System, Town paid health insurance (75% for Employee and Family), and a $50,000 Life Insurance Policy.


Salary100,000.00 - 105,000.00 Annual
Highest Educational Degree Required
High school diploma or equivalent
Licensing/Credentialing Requirements
Advanced POST Law Enforcement Certificate or Equivalent
Job Type
Academy Graduate | Lateral Transfer | Top Pay

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