Administration  Investigations  Patrol  Dispatch  Parking Services

Administration

Robert Putzke

Robert Putzke

Director and Chief 
E-mail: rputzke@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-3220

I began my university police career as a dispatcher and student security officer in Houston, TX at Rice University in 1982. I became a police officer there in February 1984 and promoted to Sergeant in 1989. In 1993, I promoted to Assistant Chief at Stephen F. Austin University in East Texas, spending 11 years there. I became Chief at MSU in February 2004. Having spent over 25 years working at three different Universities, I feel qualified to say that MSU is the best University in the nation and the MSU Police Department has to be the best group of officers and staff to work for period! Also, I wouldn't trade living and working in Montana for anywhere else in the world! My family and I enjoy camping, hunting, fishing and whitewater rafting every chance we get.

Frank Parrish Jr. 

Assistant Chief 

E-mail: fparrish@montana.edu --

Phone: (406) 994-4788

 
Steve Doner

Steve Doner

Captain

Email: steven.doner@montana.edu-- Phone: (406) 994-1263

I am a Montana native and began my law enforcement career in the United States Air Force in 1994.  I became a Peace Officer in the State of Montana in 2006 while serving with the Dillon Police Department and Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Office where I had been working in patrol.  I will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree while working at Montana State University.  I have been a member of the United State Air Force Reserve since 2004.  I am honored to have been selected in 2013 to serve as a police officer at Montana State University.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and friends hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. 

Michelle Larsen

Police Administrative Manager 
E-mail: mlarsen@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-5428

 
Kurt Blunck

Kurt Blunck

Parking Services Manager
E-mail: kurt.blunck@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7747 
 

Investigations

Michael Stanley

Michael Stanley 

Detective Sergeant
E-mail: mstanley@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1203 
I am a native of Virginia, but Montana has been my home since 1999. I began working for the department near the end of 2000 in the Parking Services division. In 2004 I applied for a sworn position and was lucky to be offered a position. I hold several law enforcement instructor certifications and thoroughly enjoy teaching and learning new skills. In 2009 I was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and in 2011 transferred to investigations as the Detective Sergeant . My hobbies include mountain biking, backpacking, scuba diving, fishing and metal working.  
Amy Ross

Amy Ross

Detective 
E-mail: amy.ross2@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1206 
I started my career in Law Enforcement at the MSU Police Department in 2006. I worked patrol for 5.5 years, then became a detective with the Department. I am a certified Field Training Officer,  a certified Crime Scene Manager, an evidence processing technician, and a public education and community outreach specialist. I investigate violent crimes against people and major property crimes, with my primary focus being sex crimes and escalated relationship violence. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from MSU. When I’m not working, I love to hike with my husband, fish, travel, bake, and spend time with friends. 
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Ashlee Heavrin

Detective
Email:ashlee.heavrin@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1204 
 I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Fish and Wildlife Management in 2010 from MSU. I spent several years working with USGS, National Geographic, BLM, the state of Montana and NASA researching Mexican Spotted owls, Grizzly bears, Trumpeter swans, ungulates, hare and various avian species in addition to paleoecology across the world. I decided to enter the law enforcement field as a 911 dispatcher in May 2012 and I was hired as a Patrol Officer in August 2012. I am currently a Detective for the department and one of two female Detectives for the Gallatin Valley. I love my job every day and I look forward to carrying out my career here in beautiful Bozeman. On my free time, I am an avid hiker/backpacker. I love the outdoors, camping, fishing, kayaking and exploring new places. 
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Melanie Brauchle

Student Assistant
E-mail: melanie.brauchle@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-4057
 Originally from Wisconsin, I moved to Shelby, Montana at a young age. I graduated from Shelby High School in 2015 at the top of my class. In the Fall of 2015, I began my first semester here at Montana State University. Currently, I am a sophomore in the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship studying Accounting. I began working with the MSU Police Department in May of 2016 and have loved every second of it!

Patrol

Thad Winslow

Patrol Sergeant
E-mail: thad.winslow@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1225
I have been with the Montana State University Police Department since 2007 and am involved with the adopt-a-cop program. 
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Randy Schmautz

Patrol Sergeant 
E-mail: randy.schmautz@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1209
I worked 25 years with the Bozeman Police Department where I served as a Detective, Field Training Officer, Taser Instructor and Motorcycle Officer.  I retired from there in 2010 to join the Montana State University Police Department. I joined the Adopt-a-Cop program immediately because I believe in the concept of promoting positive relationships between the police and students.  I am still a Taser Instructor and enjoy teaching. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree. In my off hours I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, camping, sports, movies and working with youth.  I look forward to many more years of service with the University Police      
Aaron Baldwin

Aaron Baldwin

Police Officer
E-mail: aaronbaldwin@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1228
I began my law enforcement in May 2007 for the Waco Police Department in Waco, TX. While there I served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor and SWAT Officer. I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, red dirt music and watching the Houston Texans.
Caitlin Barker

Caitlin Barker

Police Officer
E-mail: caitlin.barker@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1213

I moved to Bozeman in 2007 from Seattle, WA.  I graduated with a bachelor of science from MSU in Psychology.  I started my law enforcement career right here in Bozeman with the Montana State University Police Department in 2013.  In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing, traveling, hiking, jet skiing, and many other outdoor pursuits. 

Chris Burnett

Police Officer

Email: christopher.burnett1@montana.edu 

Phone: (406) 994-1226

I moved to Bozeman in April, 2015 to join the MSU Police Department. I began my law enforcement career in 2005 with the Vermont State Police as a Trooper in the Uniform Division. Prior to law enforcement  I served in the United States Marine Corps for 20 years. In my spare time I enjoy running, biking and other outdoor activities.

Brian Dickerson

Police Officer (Part-Time On-Call)
E-mail: bdickerson@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1226
I came to Montana State University to earn a degree after completing my enlistment in the US Army.  I graduated in Justice Studies and enjoyed working on ranches in the region throughout college and afterwards.  While working as a Deputy Sheriff in Sweet Grass County I built a respectable herd of cattle and horses.  It is an honor to have been hired to be an MSU Police Officer, serving and protecting in this great community.  In my off time you may find me on the back of a horse working cows or dragging calves.

Thomas Bonnell

Police Officer
E-mail: tbonnell@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1201
 
Joel Hiester

Joel Hiester

Police Officer (Part-Time On-Call)    E-mail: joel.hiester@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1210

 
Jayson Hincks

Jayson Hincks

Police Officer
E-mail: jhincks@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1216
I am originally from Idaho and moved to Montana after serving 9 years active duty in the Marine Corps. I am currently working towards a degree in Fish and Wildlife Ecology here at MSU. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding or any other outdoor activity.
Scott Jensen

Scott Jensen

Police Officer
E-mail:scott.jensen3@montana.edu-- Phone: (406) 994-1229
I joined the MSU Police Department from Wyoming.  I’ve been in law enforcement since 1997 and have served in many specialties as an officer including detective, crime scene investigator, evidence custodian, SWAT officer, bike officer, and mounted patrol officer, among others.  My hobbies are spending time with my family, wood carving, fly fishing, mountain biking, and about any other outdoor activity.
Steve Keim

Steve Keim 

Police Officer
E-mail: stephen.keim@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1242 
I am a Montana native and a graduate of MSU Bozeman with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with a Criminal Justice Emphasis.  I began my law enforcement career with the Bozeman Police Department in 1992 and served as a patrol officer and school resource officer.  I became a police officer at MSU in 2013 and appreciate the opportunity to continue to work in Bozeman and the Montana State University community.  Outside of work I enjoy the many outdoor recreational activities Bozeman has to offer with my family such as skiing, fishing and hunting. 

Thomas Luhrsen

Police Officer

E-mail: thomas.luhrsen@montana.edu

Phone: (406) 994-1262

I began my law enforcement career as a deputy sheriff for the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office in 1999.  After several tours of duty for the Montana Army National Guard, I left law enforcement for several active duty assignments and have recently returned.  I am excited to work at my alma mater from which I graduated in 1995 with a BS in Physical Education.  I also hold a Master’s Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management.  I still serve in the Montana Army National Guard and am proud of the 22 years of service I have given to this great state and the United States of America.  In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, fishing, hunting, and attending various levels of sporting events in and out of the state.  

Dave McManis

Police Officer (Part-Time On-Call)
E-mail: david.mcmanis@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1247
 
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Adam Pankratz

Police Officer (Part-Time On-Call)
E-mail: adam.pankratz@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1249
 
Angela Roundtree

Angela Roundtree

Police Officer
E-mail: angela.roundtree@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1248
I am a Montana Native.  I graduated from Montana State University with a B.S. in Sociology and a Justice Option.  I have been a police officer since 2006 and have been with the MSU Police Department since 2010.    
Ty Williams

Ty Williams

Police Officer
E-mail: tywilliams@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1202
I began my career in law enforcement with the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona where I worked for 5 years in Patrol. During my time with Navajo County I became a General Instructor and a Field Training Officer.  Prior to working for Navajo County, I spent 6 years in the Arizona National Guard where I was deployed to Iraq for approximately one year.  I started with MSU Police in February of 2012.  When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time hunting, fishing, camping and anything else in the outdoors. 

Dispatch

Brian Boehm

Brian Boehm

Communications Safety Officer Supervisor
E-mail: bboehm@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-1227
 
Lana Fellows

Lana Fellows

Communications Safety Officer
E-mail: lfellows@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2121
 
Andrew Greer

Andrew Greer

Communications Safety Officer
E-mail: andrew.greer@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2121
 

Gary Plumb

Communications Safety Officer
E-mail: gary.plumb@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2121
 

Duke Milakovich

Communications Safety Officer
E-mail: george.milakovich@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2121
 

David Castro 

Communications Safety Officer 

Email: david.castro2@montana.edu -- (406) 994-2121

 

Brittany Nickolay

Communications Safety Officer
E-mail: brittany.nickolay@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2121
 

Kathryn Wiley

Communications Safety Officer
E-mail: kathryn.wiley1@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-2121
 

Parking Services

Ron Brekke

Ron Brekke

Parking Enforcement Supervisor
E-mail: rbrekke@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7943
I lived in Bozeman until I graduated from MSU in 1974 with a BS degree in I&ME. I was in the Army for 2 years stationed in AZ. I worked at various manufacturing plants for 13 years in different states for the same company. After a corporation merger and layoff of employees I changed careers to sales and marketing for 14 years in CA. I returned to Montana and started working at MSU in August 2004 as a Parking Enforcement Officer. My outdoor activities include hiking and snowshoeing.
Don Bolick

Don Bolick

Parking Officer
E-mail: dbolick@montana.edu-- Phone: (406) 994-7943
 

Tyler Osbourne

Parking Officer
E-mail: tyler.osbourne@montana.edu -- Phone :(406) 994-7943

 
McCardle

Aaron McCardle

Parking Officer
E-mail: aaron.mccardle@montana.edu -- Phone: (406) 994-7943