Archived Press Releases
Belgrade Police Dog Impound has Moved
01/2012- The Belgrade Police Department has entered into a contract with
of the Valley Animal Shelter for dog impound purposes. Heart
of the Valley can be reached at 388-2877. If you believe that
your dog has been impounded please contact the Belgrade Police
Department to receive a copy of your citation prior to your dog
being released. Heart of the Valley will be able to sell City of
Belgrade dog licenses to new adopted pets as well as to dogs
that have been placed into impound. The Belgrade Police
Department would like to thank the Hardaway Veterinary Clinic
for filling the dog impound needs for the City of Belgrade for
over 20 years. We would also like to thank Stafford Animal
Shelter for their assistance over the past 4 years.
08/11- The Belgrade Police Department is conducting an evaluation of the patrol version of the Segway Personal Transporter. The Segway is roughly 11 times more efficient to operate than a traditional patrol vehicle. The Segway consumes approximately .052 kWH per mile to operate which equates to approximately $0.01 per mile. The Segway allows an officer to be as maneuverable and visable as they would be on foot while allowing them to cover more area and respond quickly to calls. The Belgrade Police Department has implemented the Segway evaluation for both patrol and community service capacities. The Belgrade Police Department is currently seeking grants and other methods to finance the continued use of the Segway patrol however, at this time, it is unknown if the Segway will be a permanent fixture on the streets of Belgrade.
On-Officer Video Cameras
06/11- The Belgrade Police Department received a $1494.00 grant from the Gallatin County DUI Task Force for the purchase of 11 on-officer video cameras, waterproof cases and shipping. With the five cameras that the Belgrade Police Department purchased prior to the grant, we now have enough cameras so that every officer will be equipped with a video camera on his person during his shift. These cameras will aid in the apprehension of DUI suspects within the City of Belgrade.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David DeLaittre
12/10- The Belgrade Police Department wishes to express their condolences to the family of Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David DeLaittre #269. David was killed in the line of duty December 1, 2010. To the members of the Montana Highway Patrol we express our condolences and Thank you for allowing us to participate in the remembrance of David at his amazing funeral on December 7, 2010 in Three Forks, Montana. District 7 of the Montana Highway Patrol shared a building with us for 10 years. Due to growth on both sides, District 7 moved to another building and the Belgrade Police Department took over the 2nd floor of City Hall. The Belgrade Police Department Staff and the District 7 Staff have become close friends. We want you to know that we feel this tremendous loss as well and wish to offer our unwavering support.