Great Falls Police Department

  • Agency: Great Falls Police Department
  • Address: 112 1st Street South, Great Falls, 59405 MT
  • Chief: Dave Bowen (Chief of Police)
Phone: (406) 727-7688
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Great Falls Police Department is located at 112 1st Street South, Great Falls, 59405 MT. The Chief of Police of the department is Dave Bowen. The Great Falls Police Department phone number is (406) 727-7688.

Great Falls Police Department News

"Let us show them by our actions...let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died." We dedicate our service today to all who have served so that we may be free. Thank you. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

ROBBERS ON THE RUN! SPO Guderian has asked for your help identifying the suspect in these photos. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 7th, two males are suspected of committing a crime spree as they broke into several local businesses, committed numerous acts of vandalism, and stole items. We realize the photos are of poor quality but, if you have any information about these crimes or believe you know who this may be, please send us a private message here or report your tip anonymously at WWW.P3TIPS.COM.

SPO McAdam with a few recruits (someday) and one very awesome prisoner dad. Halloween 2018

Thank you to John Lee for this beautiful photo of Great Falls under a full moon. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/full-moon-over-great-falls-john-lee.html

UPDATE - AMBER ALERT CANCELLED! We are grateful to report Rhiannon has been found safe and a suspect has been taken into custody. Thank you to everyone who shared this post and diligently looked for their vehicle. AMBER ALERT! 12 year old Rhiannon has been taken by her non custodial mother, Michelle Ferguson, and is believed to be in life-threatening danger. They are believed to be traveling from the Lakeside, Montana area in a 2002 White Chevrolet Tracker bearing Montana license plate 734286B. Their direction of travel is unknown. Please keep your eyes open and if you believe you see Rhiannon, Michelle, or the vehicle described above please keep your eyes on them and call 911.

BADGE 179 RETIRES! After 24 years of faithful and dedicated service to the citizens of Great Falls, Master Police Officer Pat Brinkman has hung up his handcuffs for the last time. We got the chance to celebrate Brinkman's accomplishments, with his family and closest friends, at a private party held last Tuesday. Help us wish Brinkman the very best in his retirement, we will miss his awesome sense of humor and positive energy.

COPS ON LOCATION! MPO Slaughter and SPO McAdam were lucky to work a special detail providing security at the Montana State Bobcats versus Cal Poly Mustangs game in Bozeman today. MSU campus police had several area agencies come in to help with the game as Bozeman Police Department and Gallatin County Sheriff's Office are busy with the President's visit. The Bobcats won 49-42 and MPO Slaughter said he was very impessed with how professional and organized the entire operation was. All the way down to the police radios, platters of food, and hand warmers they provided the officers. Montana Highway Patrol Glasgow Police Department

What a great Halloween, we had an especially good time at the Downtown Safe Trick or Treating event. Where we handed out about 1600 pieces of candy (MPO Hunt couldn't stop eating it so we aren't exactly sure how much we gave away). Big thanks to Kellie and Joan at Destination Downtown Great Falls for hosting the event and to the team at Big Horn Wilderness for pitching in with some candy. Check out these amazing costumes, we were certainly impressed with the creativity we got to see. Way to go moms and dads!

We're wrapping up Trick or Tweet 2018, with Sgt Baumann, the way every cop ends their shift, at the gas pump. Thanks for following along. πŸŽƒ Keep your hands to yourself πŸŽƒ Be kind to each other πŸŽƒ Leave other people's stuff alone πŸŽƒ Designate a sober driver πŸŽƒ We're here if you need us, just call

Happy Halloween! Its time for Trick or Tweet. SPO Meek trying to get a promotion, haha. Follow us on Twitter! We're headed downtown to hand out candy, starting at 3pm.

Keep your pets safe tonight! Animal Control Officers Ehtridge, Wright, and Staigmiller asked us to remind pet owners to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of your pets and those that they come in contact with. ACO Wright says, "So many animals go missing on Halloween because of the opening and closing of doors, also lots of dog bites. If you plan on handing out candy, put them in their own special room. And, if you plan to take your pet trick or treating they must wear a leash."

UPDATE 10/28/18 8:55PM MATTHEW HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE!! It is because of you Great Falls, that Matthew is in PO Henderson's patrol car and headed home to his family right now. Thanks to your shares and those of you that called in your sightings we found Matthew at the Walmart on Smelter Avenue. Sergeant Beecroft expresses his most sincere thanks for everyone's help. Once again this amazing and awesome community came together to help one of our own. Sleep tight, we've got it from here. ORIGINAL POST 10/28/18 8:15PM MISSING CHILD! Sergeant Beecroft is asking for the community's help. 13 year old Matthew left his home in the 2900 block of 2nd Avenue North at approximately 6pm and has not returned. Matthew has high-functioning Autism and becomes very skittish in the dark, though he will likely come to a police officer. If you see Matthew please do not attempt to contact him but call us at 911 and keep your eyes on him until an officer arrives. DESCRIPTION 5'4 tall with very thin build Light brown hair Black framed glasses LAST SEEN WEARING Blue and gray Old Navy t-shirt Sweatpants Socks but no shoes We have every available officer and his family members looking for Matthew and, with the cold and wet weather we are very concerned for his safety. KRTV Great FallsKFBBGreat Falls TribuneKTVHGreat Falls Fire RescueGreat Falls Emergency Services

Good luck to the CMR Rustlers and the GFHS Bison as they play the legendary 2018 cross-town game. All four SROs are on hand to provide security. PHOTO: L to R: MPO Frick, SPO Bambenek, and MPOs Reeves and Taylor

ATTENTION DOG LOVERS! Our Animal Control Officers are attempting to capture this dog that has been on the run since at least October 7th. They are asking for your help by requesting that you stop helping. The dog is very skittish but has become somewhat comfortable at a residence on the east end of town. A plan to capture the dog is being executed, the home owner is working on building a relationship with the dog and ACOs have set a live trap. But, progress is being interrupted by wellmeaning community members who are contiually coming on to the property and, while trying to catch the dog are chasing it away and further into danger. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE THIS DOG! Anyone found on the resident's property may be arrested for trespassing. And, attempts to pursue the dog will likely end up with the dog coming into harm's way. If you are the owner of this dog please call to speak to an ACO right away at 727-7688 X5. Send the ACOs and the resident your luck. We appreciate your support and will update when the situation changes.

It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Help us spread the word that it's never ok to put your hands on someone in a violent manner, and it is certainly not an expression of love. Domestic violence affects people across society, at all levels of economic status; however, indicators of lower socioeconomic status (such as unemployment and low income) have been shown to be risk factors for higher levels of domestic violence. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics women report intimate partner violence six times more often than men. However, studies have found that men are much less likely to report victimization in these situations. πŸ’œ Every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted in the US πŸ’œ Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to womenβ€”more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined πŸ’œ Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually πŸ’œ More than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends everyday in the US πŸ’œ Men, who as children witnessed their parents’ domestic violence, are twice as likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents Please reach out for help and stop the cycle, we are here when you need us just dial 911 OTHER RESOURCES Victim-Witness Assistance Services 406-315-1111 YWCA of Great Falls 406-452-1315 National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233

Heroes in green and gray descended on your police station yesterday. Employees from PayneWest Insurance - Great Falls spent the entire day helping us finish up an ongoing project by painting the bathrooms, and the hallway near our interview rooms. To top it all off one of their team members delivered cookies and brownies that were so fresh they were still warm. The PayneWest motto is "We rise by lifting others." They sure helped out the City of Great Falls with this awesome act of service. Help us show them how much we appreciate their efforts.

CITIZENS ACADEMY UPDATE! It's going to be a jam packed night. Detective Cunningham is ready to give an informative presentation about what our Special Victims Unit does for Great Falls. Followed up by Detective Slaughter's talk on Internet Crimes Against Children and human trafficking.

Today we are so grateful Master Police Officer Travis Palmer is still with us and still serving this great city. 15 years ago Palmer's life was saved by his body armor when he was shot during a traffic stop. Not knowing the extent of any injuries, Palmer proceeded to pursue the vehicle when it fled the scene. Ultimately the suspect died of a self inflicted gun shot wound.

TBT - On patrol in the early 70's with Officers Vanni (badge 27) and Jones (badge 39). Check out that fancy car with a single toplight.

LIVE! Special recognition for SRO Cory Reeves from the Great Falls Association of REALTORSRealtors on World Homeless Day at the 10 minute mark. #worldhomelessday #standupforstudents

STOLEN & RECOVERED! Last week the Russell Country Drug Task Force received information that there may be stolen property being stored at a rural address, outside of Cascade. The team of GFPD Detectives, ATF Agents, Cascade County Sheriff/Coroner's Office Deputies, and Montana State Probation and Parole Officers executed a search of the property and recovered several high dollar peices of property, including: πŸš” An enclosed trailer and golf cart stolen from Great Falls πŸš” A large enclosed trailer stolen from Helena πŸš” A commercial size compressor stolen from Great Falls πŸš” A ski boat stolen from Cascade County πŸš” A car hauler trailer stolen from Great Falls (photo) The recovered property has an estimated value of $52K and has been returned to the rightful owners. The team took a suspect into custody and the investigation is on-going. Procraft CARSTAR

REAL or FAKE? If someone pointed each of these guns at you, with only a second to decide, would you be able to tell which one is real and which one is fake? Would you bet someone else's life on it? Would you bet your life on it? Recently, officers took the gun on the bottom off of a suspect and, after the situation calmed down, they determine it was fake. Luckily no one was hurt. #RealPoliceProblems

Miss Hannah got the awesome opportunity to ride with SRO Taylor in the CMR Homecoming parade. This is Hannah's senior year, she was excited to lead the parade with Taylor.

GFPD FAMILY FEUD! Behold the splendor of MPO Hunt in an authentic 70's three piece suit as he hosts our version of Family Fued with the "Trusting Citizens" and "Directed Enforcement" families. Can you name the TOP 9 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER LEAVE IN YOUR CAR? πŸš“ Kids/Baby πŸš“ Dogs/Pets πŸš“ Keys πŸš“ Guns/Rifle πŸš“ Purse/Bacpack πŸš“ Wallet πŸš“ Money/Loose Change πŸš“ Phone πŸš“ Tools

TRAFFIC ALERT! We have the southbound lanes of 3rd St NW from Central Avenue to Northwest Bypass closed while we work with Great Falls Fire Rescue and Great Falls Emergency Services at an injury crash. Please avoid the area, we will update this post when travel on 3rd St NW may resume. Traffic lanes are open again, thanks for your patience.