Meet the Chief


Thank you for your interest in the Missoula Police Department. The Missoula Police Department is committed to providing ethical and professional police service to everyone who lives, works, and recreates in Missoula. 

Missoula is a special city with a thriving university and adjacent to exceptional outdoor recreation.  As the cultural and economic hub of the area, it is no surprise it has been discovered and is growing steadily. It is our priority at the Missoula Police Department to maintain public safety and protect our quality of life as we experience rapid growth.  

The Missoula Police Department has high standards. First and foremost, we demand the highest level of ethical conduct, as community trust is the foundation of our work. We balance treating everyone with dignity and respect, while being prepared with modern police procedures, tactics, and technology to enhance public safety and investigate complex crimes. 

As you navigate our website, you’ll find our professional and diverse workforce does impressive work, evidenced by our accomplishments and statistical data. Our department offers vast opportunities for a meaningful and rewarding career, while providing a competitive wage and benefit package. 

I am proud of my profession and even more proud of the Missoula Police Department, so it is an honor to lead this organization. Please take some time to get to know our department on this website and follow us on social media. If you’d like to learn more, please contact us. 

Michael J. Colyer
Chief of Police

Captain Mike Colyer
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