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Access Reports and Forms
- Get a copy of an accident report.
- Get a copy of a police report.
- Copy of my criminal history.
- Get a copy of an incident report.
Crash reports on accidents that occurred after October 2018 are available online at Police Reports. Reports written before November 2018 are available at the Police Department. There is a $20 fee for any crash report.
You can stop by the front office of Police Department(1st floor) with a valid photo ID and $5. If you cannot come to the station, you can mail a request with notarized copy of your driver's license and $5 cash or check to 220 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101.
Bring your photo identification along with $5 to the front office located on the first floor of 220 N 27th St. The criminal history is only for Billings Police Department. Contact Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office or the Montana Department of Justice for county and state criminal histories.
Police incident reports, which outline specific police calls, are free to the public. Information that could identify anyone other than officers is removed before the report is released. You can request these reports at the front desk of the Police Department located on the first floor of 220 N 27th St.
- An in-progress crime.
- Not in-progress/ cold crime.
- Abandoned Vehicles.
- A domestic violence-related crime.
- A traffic complaint.
- A suspicious package.
- Suspected drug activity.
For non-violent property crimes with no suspects, such as vandalism, graffiti or thefts from motor vehicles, you can use our online reporting link by clicking here.
If you are unable to make a report online, call the Communications Center at 406-657-8200. They will collect basic contact info from you and you will later receive a call from the Crime Prevention Center to get the rest of the information.
For all other crimes, the communications center can arrange for you to meet with an officer. You can do this by calling the non-emergent number at 406-657-8200.
Police reports can also be made in person at the police department but officers are seldom available at the station.
To report an abandoned vehicle, complete a report on the BPD online reporting portal. We no longer accept anonymous complaints.
Call non-emergency dispatch at 406-657-8200.
Under no circumstances should the package be touched or moved. Evacuate the area and immediately dial 911.
You can report suspected drug activity in one of two ways.
First, you can call the non-emergency number, 406-657-8200, and make a report. The call taker will create an incident report that is forwarded to the EMHIDTA task force commander.
Second, you can make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by calling 406-245-6660. Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person for the commission of a crime.
Become a part of the BPD
- Intern for BPD.
- Volunteer for BPD or CPC.
- Intern for CPC.
- Support Services Positions.
- Police Officer Positions.
Billings Police Department hosts college students as civilian interns. These are usually paid positions and can be taken for credit. Interested students must fill out an application and pass a drug test and criminal background check. During their internships, students will work with the Support Services staff and also have opportunities to ride along with officers and observe several aspects of the Police Department and Criminal Justice System. For more information contact the Records Supervisor at 406-657-8453.
Please call the volunteer coordinator, Kallie Parsons, at 406-247-8590 to discuss internship opportunities.
Support Services has a continuous opening so the Police Department can develop a group of potential employees. Clerks work four, ten-hour shifts which run 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 2 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Support Services positions begin at $15.04 an hour plus City benefits including insurance and paid time off. Clerks belong to the Teamsters Union. To apply for a position, submit an application on the City of Billings Web site at www.billingsmt.gov or through the Montana Job Service. Application packets require a letter of interest, resume and pre-employment typing test from the Montana Job Service. New employees must be able to pass a background investigation, criminal history check and drug test.
- Get my towed vehicle back.
- Drop unused prescriptions.
- Get my impounded vehicle back.
- Get fingerprinted.
- Drop old/unused ammunition.
- File Noise Waiver Application
Vehicles are taken to the County Junk Vehicle lot. Call them at (406) 652-2050 to make arrangements for pickup.
There are two locations for prescription medicine drop off:
Billings Police Department
220 N 27th St from 8-6, M-F
Crime Prevention Center
2910 3rd Ave N from 9-4, M-F
A list of accepted and non-accepted items is available here.
Impounded vehicles are taken to the BPD Evidence Facility. Vehicles can only be released if the investigating officer signs off on the release. You can call the evidence facility to set up an appointment at 406-237-6192. They are open Monday-Friday from 7:00am-5:00pm. Evidence is closed on Wednesdays.
To make an appointment for a fingerprint background check, please call the CPC at 406-247-8590. Appointment times vary each week. Fingerprints cost $20/card and applicants need to pay with cash or check and bring a current, picture ID.
Call police dispatch non-emergency number at 406-657-8200.
- Please print, fill out the noise waiver application form and bring it to the police front desk at City Hall, 220 North 27th St, Billings 59101.
- Submit the form at least 10 business days prior to the event. It can take up to five business days for the form to be approved.