Colstrip Police Department
Cory was raised and graduated high school in Hysham, Montana. He spent 9 years in the US Army as a helicopter mechanic. While in the Army he received an A.S. Degree in Administrative Justice from the University of Hawaii. After leaving the Army he was hired as a deputy sheriff for the Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office and was stationed in Colstrip. He left the Sheriff’s Office after 5 years when he was hired by the Colstrip Police Department. Cory has been Chief of Police since May 2012.
The CPD was formed in August 2004 as Montana’s newest police agency. In our short history, we have developed this agency as a true community policing organization. The values, mission statement, and vision of the CPD help ground us as we perform our duties to protect and serve our community. We are a department built on trust and integrity.
The primary mission of the Colstrip Police Department is to improve the quality of life in the City of Colstrip
This goal will only be accomplished through the cooperative effort of the Police Department and the community. By working together we can maintain the peace, provide safety and security for our citizens, reduce the fear of crime and solve problems.
To be successful in our mission requires the commitment of the Administration, every employee of this Department, and the citizens of our City, all working together to maintain the Colstrip Police as a trusted source of help.
To accomplish this mission, the following values must be the basis for all of our actions:
The Colstrip Police Department recognizes that its members are its greatest asset, and our actions shall reflect this belief. The members will respect the citizens and recognize their ethnic and cultural diversity. We will respect each other as professionals and fellow human beings.
We believe in the principles embodied in the Constitution. We recognize the authority of federal, state, and local laws. Honesty and truth must be the standards in all our interactions with the community and with our members.
We will strive for personal and professional excellence, dedication to duty, and the delivery of quality service to the public. We are part of a team dedicated to the safety and protection of our community. Our actions will reflect intelligence, sincerity, efficiency, and courteous service.