Fort Benton Police Department

  • Agency: Fort Benton Police Department
  • Address: 1204 Front St, Fort Benton, 59442 MT
  • Chief: John Turner (Chief of Police)
Phone: (406)622-5494

Fort Benton Police Department is located at 1204 Front St, Fort Benton, 59442 MT. The Chief of Police of the department is John Turner. The Fort Benton Police Department phone number is (406)622-5494.

Fort Benton Police Department News

Tomorrow morning 2/20/2018 there will be an active shooter drill at the Fort Benton High/Middle School. Do not be alarmed by Law Enforcement activity in the area.

Go Lady Longhorns! Safe travels to everyone going to the games.

It is time to get your 2018 Dog Licenses. City Ordinance requires that every dog residing within the City of Fort Benton be licensed annually. You can get your License at City Hall or at the Dedman Foundation. Cost of an annual license is $10.00.

Happy Holidays everyone. Arrive alive don't drink and drive.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking situation, contact Hi Line's Help for Abused Spouses for confidentiality and safety. HLHAS can be contacted at the 24 Hour Hotline, 1-800-219-7336 or contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233, or National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673.

Remember applications for the Probationary Police Officer Position are due by 9/24/2017. For more information contact the FBPD at 406.622.5494.

The Fort Benton Police Department is currently seeking applicants for a Probationary Police Officer. Applications will be accepted until 9/24/2017. For questions or more information call 406-622-5494. For a complete job listing go to:

Now that school is back in session, here is some great information from our friends at the Montana Highway Patrol.

School starts on the 23rd. Please help keep our Longhorn's safe. Be alert for students walking and biking to school.

The City of Fort Benton has many different ordinances covering everything from pets, to parking. In an effort to inform citizens of the various ordinance we like to share them on this page from time to time. Today we share some parking ordinances. To see all of the city ordinances stop by city hall during business hours. City Ordinance 10.16.110 Parking for purposes of sale, repair or storage. states: A. No person shall park any vehicle or motor vehicle, upon any street, roadway, or thoroughfare or on and in any other public place for the purpose of: 1. Displaying such vehicle or motor vehicle for sale; 2. Washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency;or 3. Displaying advertising; provided, however, that, upon application made to the city council by any group, organization or person, the city council may, in its discretion, waive, for a temporary stated period of time, the enforcement of this section as it applies to the applicant. B. No person shall park or leave any vehicle or motor vehicle upon any street, roadway, or thoroughfare for more than fourteen (14) consecutive days without moving it. C. No person shall park or leave any major recreational equipment* upon any street, roadway, or thoroughfare for more than twenty-four (24) hours. However, major recreational equipment may be parked on a street, roadway, or thoroughfare for a period not exceeding twenty-four (24) hours for loading or unloading so long as it is parked in a manner that does not interfere with traffic. * "major recreational equipment" includes snowmobiles and snowmobile trailers, boats and boat trailers, travel trailers, pickup camper tops (designed to be mounted on automotive vehicles), motorized dwellings, tent trailers, and the like, and cases or boxes used for transporting recreational equipment, whether occupied by such equipment or not. For questions about these ordinances pleas contact City Hall at 622-5494

Heading into the Fourth Of July Weekend, here is a reminder that city ordinance prohibits the use of fireworks within the city limits at all times, including the Fourth of July. City Code 8.24.010 states "IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO build, set or cause a bonfire, or DISCHARGE FIRE-WORKS, firearms or cannons, ON ANY LOT, STREET, ALLEY, PARK, OR OTHER PUBLIC PLACE IN THE CITY without having first obtained a special permit from the Chief of Police. For any questions please contact the Police Department at 406.622.5494

The following is a press release for Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore's funeral. Funeral for Deputy Mason Moore The funeral for Deputy Moore will be held at 11:00 on Tuesday, May 23. The service will be held at the Bridge Church, 608 Jackrabbit Lane, Belgrade and will be live-streamed at the Belgrade Events Center, 220 Spooner Road, Belgrade, or the Three Forks High School Gym, 210 East Neal Street, Three Forks. Parking for the Events Center will open at 9:30; take Main to Grogan and approach the parking lot from that side to avoid conflict with the procession. Deputy Moore will lie in state at the Three Forks Gym during the reception following the procession, approximately 3:00 until 5:00. Planning is underway for the ceremony and public safety procession following the service. It is a joint effort between two dozen local, state and federal agencies, including Broadwater, Lewis and Clark, and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Offices, Belgrade Police Department, Central Valley Fire, Three Forks Fire, Big Sky Fire, Montana Highway Patrol, Forest Service, and DNRC. For more information visit or call the Help Center at 586-3333. Donations are greatly appreciated for Deputy Moore’s family. These places are approved by the family: • Opportunity Bank, Townsend (406) 266-3137 • Bridge Church, Belgrade GoFundMe Deputy Mason Moore’s Memorial • Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. Checks can be mailed to 34 W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 2E, Helena, MT. Credit card donations can be made by calling (406) 443-5669. • Stockman Bank, Helena, has started an educational fund for Deputy Moore’s children. (406) 447-9000 • Dahl’s Funeral Home has started a fund to pay for the family to travel to South Carolina for the burial. Go to, to Mason Moore Obituary and click Donate Now. For any questions about donations, call Trudy Soothwich at (406) 549-9153.

A scam is currently circulating in which the caller states they are collecting funds on behalf of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy for slain Deputy Mason Moore's family. This scam has been reported in Deer Lodge and Cascade County, Montana. Anyone wishing to contribute to Deputy Moore's family is encouraged to make donations directly to the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office or via the gofundme account set up for Deputy Moore's family. The Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office shared the following information: We at the Sheriff’s Office want to thank the community for their love and support shown through this difficult time. I would like to advise that there is a donation fund for Deputy Moore’s family at the Opportunity Bank in Townsend at 416 Broadway Street. Donations can be made to “The Deputy Mason Moore Memorial Fund.” If you wish to donate to that fund, it would be greatly appreciated. Again, thanks to all for your support. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office shared the following information: Donations may also be mailed to Montana Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association, 34 West Sixth Avenue, Suite 2E, Helena, MT 59601. Those who wish to use credit cards can call the Jefferson County Sheriff's office at (406) 443-5669. Many thanks for the out pouring of love, prayers and support for our law enforcement family. MSPOA is a private non profit 501(c)(3) so donations are tax deductible. Any one with questions is encouraged to call the Fort Benton Police Department at (406) 622-5494.

On Monday 5/15/2017 Sergeant Broesder participated in the Montana Law Enforcement Memorial Parade and Ceremony in Havre. Thank you to the Havre Police Department for hosting this event to honor our fallen brothers and sisters.

Our hearts our heavy today with the loss of a Broadwater County Deputy Sheriff who was shot and killed in the line of duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

2017 has been here for awhile now, if you haven't already got your 2017 dog license please do so soon. They can be picked up at City Hall or at the Dedman Foundation. Help us get your dog back to you, license it today.

A new scam is making the rounds. Folks are getting an email stating it is from UPS, and that UPS has tried to leave a large package for them but have been unable to. The email directs the recipient to open a zip file/attachment for instructions on how to get their package. However, the attachment contains malware and will cause all kinds of problems with the recipient's computer. If you get an email you are unsure of, use an alternate method to contact the sender to verify it is legitimate.

On Friday January 13 there will be a test of the AMBER ALERT system across the State of Montana. You will probably receive messages on your cellphone as well as notifications from broadcast media. Again this will only be a test.

According to preliminary data gathered by the Montana Department of Transportation, of the 190 people who lost their lives last year on Montana's roads, 99 of them were not wearing seatbelts, and 94 were impaired drivers. Save a life, wear your seat belt.

FRAUD ALERT This is a heads up for everyone regarding the latest in Visa fraud. This is happening in the Midwest right now and moving across the country. This one is pretty slick, since they provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want. Note, the callers do not ask for your card number; they already have it. This information is worth reading. By understanding how the VISA & MasterCard telephone Credit Card Scam works, you'll be better prepared to protect yourself. The scam works like this: Person calling says - 'This is (name) and I'm calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge number is 12460, your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling to verify. This would be on your VISA card which was issued by (name of bank). Did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for $497.99 from a marketing company based in Arizona?' (or something like this) When you say 'No', the caller continues with, 'Then we will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been watching, and the charges range from $297 to $497, just under the $500 purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your address). Is that correct?' You say 'yes'. The caller continues - 'I will be starting a Fraud Investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the 1- 800 number listed on the back of your card (1-800-VISA) and ask for Security. You will need to refer to this Control Number. The caller then gives you a 6 digit number. 'Do you need me to read it again?' Here's the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works - The caller then says, 'I need to verify you are in possession of your card'. He'll ask you to 'turn your card over and look for some numbers'. There are 7 numbers; the first 4 are part of your card number, the last 3 are the Security Numbers that verify you are the possessor of the card. These are the numbers you sometimes use to make Internet purchases to prove you have the card. The caller will ask you to read the last 3 numbers to him. After you tell the caller the 3 numbers, he'll say, 'That is correct, I just needed to verify that the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you still have your card. Do you have any other questions?' After you say no, the caller then thanks you and states, 'Don't hesitate to call back if you do', and hangs up. You actually say very little, and they never ask for or tell you the card number. The REAL VISA Security Department says this is a scam and what happens is that once you provide them with the 3 digit security code, a new purchase of $497.99 (or whatever they said) gets charged. What the Scammer wants is the 3-digit PIN number on the back of the card. Don't give it to them. Instead, tell them you'll call VISA or Master Card directly for verification of their conversation. The real VISA will never ask for anything on the card, as they already know the information, since they issued the card! If you give the Scammer your 3 Digit PIN Number, you think you're receiving a credit. However, by the time you get your statement you'll see charges for purchases you didn't make, and by then it's more difficult to actually file a fraud report. If you receive a call like this HANG UP! and call the number on the back of your card to verify if there has been any suspicious activity on your account. It appears that this is a very active scam, and evidently quite successful...

As the New Year approaches don't forget to stop by City Hall and pick up your 2017 City Dog License. Licenses cost only $3.00 and are good for the calendar year of 2017.

According to the National Weather Service, Fort Benton is under a wind chill advisory overnight tonight. If you have to be outside dress for the weather and please remember to make sure your pets have access to somewhere warm and out of the wind.

It's that time of the year again! The roads around/in Fort Benton are slick and icy. Some intersections are dangerous so please lower speeds and be a defensive driver. Merry Christmas everyone!