Billings Police Chief

Billings Mom's Ex Shot
Q2 reports on a shooting outside of an apartment complex at 801 South 28th Street in Billings. Paramedics treated a male victim for a gunshot wound to the neck. He was still conscious and breathing.
According to Billings Police Chief Rich St...
BPD Chief Addresses Misdeeds
The Gazette reports that Police Chief Rich St. John told the Billings City Council Monday that the “misdeeds of a few officers should not be a broad-brushed opinion of how the Police Department operates.” St. John was referring to the controversy over revelations that three officers were punished …
Armed Standoff Ends Without Fatality
Q2 reports that an unidentified man in his sixties was taken into custody after exchanging gunfire with police and holing up for hours in an east Billings residence Tuesday evening. He reportedly fired shots at two Montana Department of Corrections parole officers who knocked on his door on the 1600…
BPD Officers Suspended in Sex Scandal
Q2 reports that three Billings police officers– who admitted having sex on city property with a civilian employee of the department– were given either one or two week suspensions without pay, according to a Wednesday press release from Police Chief Rich St...
BPD Employee Fired
Q2 reports that an evidence technician for the Billings Police Department has been fired after she admitted to stealing close to 1,000 pills collected as evidence in 138 cases.
Chief Rich St. John said, on Tuesday, that 38-year-old Rawlyn Strizich admitted to the theft days before a scheduled audit i…
Law Enforcement Summit Wednesday
As Billings has continued to grow, so too have the crime statistics risen in the area, and law enforcement agencies came together Wednesday to discuss the success of the Montana Violent Offender Task Force and Sex Offender Operations.  Billings Police Chief Rich St...
Project Blue Light Ceremony in Billings
The candid, painful admission that one of Billings own on the thin blue line took their own life was part of a Project Blue Light ceremony on Tuesday night, honoring line-of-duty deaths for law enforcement.  Billings Police Chief Rich St...