Police

Message from the Chief

On behalf of the Kalispell Police Department I would like to thank you for taking time to visit our website.  The Kalispell Police Department consists of 41 sworn police officers, one animal warden, one parking enforcement officer, and nine support staff.  The men and women of the Kalispell Police Department are truly dedicated to "Exceeding Expectations".  You will see Kalispell Police Officers and staff volunteering in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Penguin Plunge, Wheelchair Basketball, coaching and mentoring young kids in our community, and numerous other volunteer opportunities.  

As members of the community we are committed to excellence for those we serve, ourselves, and our peers through the shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Loyalty, Professionalism, and Honor.

The Kalispell Police Department strives to inspire a sense of safety in the community through specialized police services including patrol, investigations, school resource officers, special response, and additional programs that support these activities and the overall purpose of community based policing.

It is only through partnerships in the community that we are able to provide the most effective service.  Partnerships that include a Campus Resource Officer at FVCC, and three School Resource Officers within School District 5 are prime examples of partnerships that benefit our community.

The Kalispell Police Department has always taken great pride in hiring the right people rather than hiring the right qualifications.  We can train qualifications!  We are always interested in candidates who have a desire to serve the Kalispell community and to become a member of our team through employment or volunteer opportunities.  

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to call or email me at doverman@kalispell.com or 406-758-7786.

Services

Even though we are a relatively small department in staff, we provide a full range of professional police services including:

  • Bicycle patrol
  • Canine officer
  • Child forensic interviewers
  • Crime analysis
  • Crisis negotiators
  • Detectives
  • Drug task force members
  • Major crime unit
  • Motorcycle patrol
  • Multiple ancillary services provided through community partnerships
  • Reserve police officers
  • School resource officers
  • Special response team
  • Vehicle patrol