Billings Police Department

Billings Mayor Bill Cole speaks at Chamber of Commerce's State of the City and County event June 26.
Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio


 The Billings City Council approved the fiscal year budget this week, which includes cuts to the police department and fire department.

Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

Law enforcement spent an estimated $39,500 on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Montana last week.

During the Vice President’s stay in Billings last Wednesday through Thursday, local law enforcement closed city streets and ran security for the vice-presidential motorcade.

Capt. Neil Lawrence with the Billings Police Department says BPD alone spent just over $26,000 from the general fund and overtime budget.

Courtesy of KTVQ

A Billings television station had an unsettling encounter Monday night.

Jackie Yamanaka

A Montana civil rights panel wants to learn more about alleged discrimination that affects Native Americans when it comes to the criminal justice system and interactions with law enforcement. Billings Police Chief Rich St. John says he looks forward to discussing this issue in Montana’s largest community Thursday in Hardin.

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The Billings Police Department is gaging the interest of Downtown Billings business owners and supporters for a Seattle-based program that provides safe havens for the LGBTQ community.