Administration/Command

Chief of Police- Rich St. John

Chief of Police Rich St. John joined Billings Police Department in 1981. During his tenure, Chief St. John rose through the ranks of patrol and investigations to Sergeant in 1989. He served as a Lieutenant in Patrol, Investigations and Operations between 1991 and 2004. He was Captain of Operations until being promoted to Deputy Chief in 2005 and Chief in 2006. Chief St. John has led the Bomb Squat, SWAT Team and was a Hostage Negotiator. He is a 1994 graduate of the FBI National Academy. 

Assistant Chief of Police- Jeremy House

Assistant Chief of Police Jeremy House joined the Billings Police Department in 1992. He began his career as a patrol officer and was a Community Police Officer, Bike Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and worked in the Street Crimes Unit. In 2000 he was assigned as a Task Force Officer with the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force. In 2001 he was promoted to Sergeant and super-vised night shift patrol officers. In 2005 ACOP House became the supervisor of Eastern Montana HIDTA and the City-County Special Investigations Unit. In 2008 ACOP House was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the night shift patrol. In 2012 ACOP House transferred to the BPD Investigations Division and in 2015 was promoted to Captain in the Investigations Division. In 2018 ACOP House was promoted to his current rank. As ACOP he represents the BPD on numerous boards and committees and has general oversight of all divisions. ACOP House and his wife Shawna are members of the  Fuego Fire Service Company where he is a volunteer firefighter and Chairman of the Board. Together the couple has 5 children.

Captain of the Office of Professional Standards- Neil Lawrence

Capt. Neil Lawrence joined Billings Police Department in 1994. He was a patrol officer and as a Sergeant led the City-County Special Investigations Unit. When promoted to Lieutenant, he re-turned to Operations as a shift commander. During his career, Capt. Lawrence was a member of the SWAT team. He was promoted to Captain in 2018 and took over the Office of Professional Standards where he receives complaints and conducts all internal investigations in addition to supervising the Administrative Lieutenant.

Captain of Operations- Brian Korell

Captain Brian Korell joined Billings Police Department in 1994. As a patrol officer, Capt. Korell joined the BPD K9 Unit and handled two different dogs for nearly 10 years. After retiring his  second dog, he took over command of the City-County Special Investigations Unit as a Sergeant in 2008. In 2015, he was promoted to Lieutenant and moved back to patrol. In 2018 he became Captain of the Operations Division. The Division is comprised of the majority of the Department’s 156 sworn officers, including three Lieutenants and 12 Sergeants. The Operations Division also includes the civilian Support Services Division which is managed by a Records Supervisor and is comprised of 13 staff members. 

Captain of Investigations- RD Harper

Captain RD Harper joined Billings Police Department in 1994. He came to Billings from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington DC. He became Captain of Operations in 2012 and Captain of Investigations in 2019.  The Investigations Division  includes 19 detectives, 9 patrol officers on special details, two Lieutenants and two Sergeants. The division includes the BPD Evidence staff and facility, the Crime Analyst, the City-County Special Investigations Unit and the Street Crimes Unit. He is thankful that he and his wife have been able to raise their children in such a wonderful community and is happy to call Billings and Montana home.