University Police

Emergency Procedures

Search and Rescue


The MSU Billings Police Department is not equipped to conduct thorough in-depth Search and Rescue (SAR) operations. All SAR activities conducted by the University Police will be supportive to the local resources (Billings Fire and Police Departments) and under their direction.


Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, Ambulance services and other agencies responsible for conducting or participating in a search and rescue operation will develop and maintain proper standard operating procedures (SOPs) they may need. Such SOPs may include guidance and instructions for performing search and rescue following an explosion, missing person or an accident/incident involving hazardous materials (depending on the level of haz-mat response training received).