Photos show Billings cops on the beat in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s Jan 10, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Take a look at these vintage photos of Billings police officers as they patrol the streets of the Magic City. Officer Bill Garvin at the Log Cabin Cafe, 1975 Billings Police Officer Bill Garvin, right, has a cup of coffee at the Log Cabin Cafe, which was located at 2517 Montana Ave., in October 1975. Gazette file photo Billings police officers on the night beat, October 1975 Police officers work the night beat in downtown Billings in October 1975. The New Moon Cafe, located on South 27th Street, is visible in the background. Gazette file photo Billings police officer at the Silver Dollar Inn, October 1975 A Billings police officer peers through the door of the Silver Dollar Inn on Minnesota Avenue in October 1975. Gazette file photo Prostitution raid at a downtown Billings bar, 1976 Billings police officers make arrests during a downtown prostitution raid in April 1976. Gazette file photo Billings police patrol car with teeth, 1978 A Billings Police Department patrol car with white teeth in place of a grill is pictured in November 1978. Gazette file photo Billings police during a prostitution raid, 1976 Billings police officers arrest a man during a prostitution raid at the Empire Bar in April 1976. Gazette file photo Billings police officer in new patrol car, April 1982 A Billings police officer poses inside a then-new patrol car in April 1982. LARRY MAYER, Gazette Staff Man receiving a pat down from a Billings police officer, December 1984 A man receives a pat down from a Billings police officer in a downtown alley in December 1984. Gazette file photo Billings police officer on downtown beat, 1984 A Billings police officer works the downtown beat in December 1984. Gazette file photo Billings police officer at a downtown business, 1984 A Billings police officer converses with patrons at a downtown business in December 1984. Gazette file photo Billings police officers, 1984 Two Billings police officers talk in downtown Billings in December 1984. Gazette file photo Billings police investigate an accident at 13th Street West and Grand Avenue, 1986 Billings police officers investigate a motorcycle crash at the intersection of 13th Street West and Grand Avenue January 25, 1986. Current Billings Police Chief Rich St. John is pictured to the left. Gazette file photo Billings police officers on the night shift, October 1987 Billings police officers work the night shift in October 1987. Former Billings Mayor Tom Hanel, then a sergeant, is seated. Gazette file photo Billings police officer at Arcade Bar, 1987 A Billings police officer speaks with two women outside of the Arcade Bar on Minnesota Avenue in October 1987. Gazette file photo Billings police officer doing paperwork, 1987 Billings Police Officer Craig Wrzesinski does paperwork during a shift in October 1987. When he retired in 2012, Wrzesinski was the department's oldest officer, having served 27 years. Gazette file photo Billings police at police station, October 1987 Billings police officers gather for a meeting at the police station in October 1987. Gazette file photo Billings police with evidence from a theft ring, 1987 Billings police officers remove stolen goods from a Billings home during investigation of a theft ring in December 1987. Gazette file photo Billings police arresting vandalism suspects, October 1988 Billings police officers arrest three men suspected of vandalizing the Billings Depot in October 1988. LARRY MAYER, Gazette Staff Billings police officer with radar gun, 1989 Billings Police Officer John Gibson uses a handheld radar gun at a roadside speed monitor in September 1989. LARRY MAYER, Gazette Staff Billings police officers with D.A.R.E. car, 1990 Billings police officers pose with their specially-painted D.A.R.E. drug prevention program car in 1990. Gazette file photo Billings police making prostitution arrest, 1990 Billings police officers arrest a man during a prostitution bust in May 1990. Gazette file photo Billings police assist in marijuana grow raid, February 1991 Billings police assist state and federal law enforcement agents during a raid at a marijuana growing operation in February 1991. Gazette file photo Tags Sweeps History Billings Police Department Historic Photographs As featured on Billings Police Department announces officer awards for 2017 The Billings Police Department has announced recipients for its annual officer awards. 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