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

We are looking for some help in identifying the people and the vehicle in these photos. They are wanted for questioning in some recent thefts that have happened in Fort Benton. If you have any information please call the Fort Benton Police Department at 406-622-5494. Thank you.

It was a beautiful day for the Fort Benton leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. It was great to join our friends at the Chouteau County Sheriff’s Office for this event. We want to give a big shout out to Deputy Sheriff Eric Visocan for biking the entire trip from Fort Benton to Great Falls. We also want to give a big thank you to everyone that donated and supported the Montana Special Olympics. It is not to late to support this cause, go to to make your donation today.

Sergeant Seth Broesder is raising money as part of his participation in this years Montana Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. If you would like to support this effort let us know or go to and make your tax deductible donation online.

Bring your bike to the fairgrounds and make sure it is ready for safely riding around our beautiful town.

Attention High School Students-The 2018 Junior Police Leadership Academy will be held July 8-14th at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Helena. Applications are being accepted now. This is a tremendous leadership course for those interested in law enforcement as a career, or for those who want to improve their leadership skills, regardless of where their path takes them. There is no cost to participants. Activities include a driving course, self defense, various challenges as well as course instruction on law enforcement and investigations. The deadline to apply is April 26, 2018. The academy is open to any high school student. More information and the application can be found at the Montana Association of Chiefs of Police website.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day. If you are out celebrating tonight, don't drink and drive.

An Officer found a small cooler and several tie down straps on Front Street. If you are missing them please contact the Police Department at 622-5494 to get them back.

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.