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Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I am 14 years into a career with the NYPD.  I am a detective. 


 


My question is what are the basic requirements to becoming an LEO in Montana?


Any help would be appreciated.  I am looking to do my 20 years with the department and then possibly relocate.  Montana is one of the states that has caught my eye.  Seeing as to I will only be 42 years of age when I retire here, I can't see sitting around and doing nothing for very long with out getting bored.


Is there an age limit in Montana?


Do you have to be certified in the state of Montana as an LEO first by going to an academy?


Would I be able to transfer to a dept. outright?


Those are just a few examples of questins I have.


 


Thanks in advance.


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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

NYTRDT1 says ...



I am 14 years into a career with the NYPD.  I am a detective. 


 


My question is what are the basic requirements to becoming an LEO in Montana?


Any help would be appreciated.  I am looking to do my 20 years with the department and then possibly relocate.  Montana is one of the states that has caught my eye.  Seeing as to I will only be 42 years of age when I retire here, I can't see sitting around and doing nothing for very long with out getting bored.


Is there an age limit in Montana?


Do you have to be certified in the state of Montana as an LEO first by going to an academy?


Would I be able to transfer to a dept. outright?


Those are just a few examples of questins I have.


 


Thanks in advance.



Here's a link that may be helpful: -https://doj.mt.gov/post/applicant-new/guidelines-for-out-of-state-officers-seeking-employment-in-montana/


Feel free to PM me if you have anymore questions.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

There is no age limit for law enforcement in Montana. There is an equivalency course that is about a week long you have to complete within your first year of hire in Montana. It mostly covers Montana's DUI and domestic abuse laws. You will not have to go to the whole three month academy if you are a certified LE officer in another state. You could transfer to a department, and within the first year, they would send you to the equivalency course. The courses are offered twice yearly if I am not mistaken.


 


I hope I answered your questions. Feel free to ask more if you have any.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Thanks so much for both of your answers.  It helps me greatly.  Still about 6 years away so things might change, but I guess it doesnt hurt to start researching now.


Have ASP will travel.

Justice is the one thing you should always find, you gotta saddle up your boys you gotta draw a hard line.

When the gun smoke settles we'll sing a victory tune and we'll all meet back at the local saloon.

And we'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing whiskey for my men beer for my horses.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I thought all you new yorkers retired to Florida. I had an old friend  that lived in Billings, Montana and I asked him what Billings, Montana was like and he told me kind of like Cleveland with sheep.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Fla is way too humid for my taste.  Montana or big ole Texas.  Im getting tired of living in a blue state.


Have ASP will travel.

Justice is the one thing you should always find, you gotta saddle up your boys you gotta draw a hard line.

When the gun smoke settles we'll sing a victory tune and we'll all meet back at the local saloon.

And we'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing whiskey for my men beer for my horses.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I have vacationed a few times in Florida. You are correct as it is hotter than high school love.

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Billings is not like the rest of Montana. I guess it is not a huge city compared to the rest of the country, but it is much larger than the median here in Montana. There are about 7 cities in Montana with a population of more than 30,000 people. Most of the other ones are around 10,000 or less.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

MT is a great place to live and work and yes we would take a retired detective in our area. You can never be to old to retire to MT.


ps must like cold and bugs and love to fish and hunt. In our area it would be walleye and northern pike.


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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

to uncle dennis-hotter than high school love? cleveland with sheep? BROTHER YOU ARE ON A GOOD ROLL.


to my nypd brother, just make sure its somewhere near skiing, big sky montana would be nice, CAN I COME AND COUCH SURF?

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Rate This | Posted about 1 year ago

 

old post but good stuff if you like Mt. LOL. Billings is our largest city and not like the rest of Mt in any way. In my area it is flat with upside down mountains. We call them coulees. you park at the top and hike down. if you shot a deer in the bottom then it is a long way back up. We like retired Leos and I have trained men and women in their 60s at the academy. Come on up to our neck of the woods.


Bad stuff happens to good people, handle it and overcome.
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Rate This | Posted about 1 year ago

 

It's about the same here, gudercop....and we'll be hiring pretty soon. We went over a year and half without having to hire a new officer. It may not seem like much, but that's pretty good for this area. If you know anybody looking, have them give me a call.