The Laurel Police Department is a growing and dynamic department located in south central Montana. Laurel sits just an hour away from the Beartooth- Absaroka Mountain range and the world famous Beartooth Pass on its way to Yellowstone National Park. The historic Yellowstone River flows past Laurel’s Riverside Park which offers access for fishing, boating, seasonal camping, and a recently added walking trail. Neighboring Montana’s largest metropolitan City of Billings, Laurel offers a hometown feel while offering easy access to the amenities of a city. The Laurel Police Department consists of 15 Sworn Officers, an active Reserve Officer Program, animal control / code enforcement, and dispatch center that handles approximately 10,000 calls for service each year. In addition to the Patrol Division there are special duty assignments such as D.E.A. Drug Task Force Detective, General Detective, School Resource Officers, Reserve Officer Coordinator, Yellowstone County Tactical Response, and a K-9 unit. The command structure consists of the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief / Captain, and two Patrol Sergeant positions. An active and growing department, the Laurel Police Department strives to meet the highest professional standards in law enforcement in service to their community, while striving to meet the demands of the future. The 12-month probationary wage is $24.83/Hour with $1 /Hour. wage increase upon successful completion of probationary period. A new contract is being negotiated with the City of Laurel committed to improving Officer wages. Per hour increases for Montana Peace Officers POST Intermediate and Advanced certificates.
Additional benefits include: a generous paid medical insurance package, Municipal Police Officer Retirement System, paid vacation, sick and personal leave, retention, and longevity pay. Patrol Officers work 12 hour shifts on a 2-2-3 rotation which provides an excellent work/ family life balance.