Captain Tim Shanks is a veteran of over thirty years. An officer with the department since 1980, he previously worked for the West Yellowstone, Montana police department. He was appointed Captain in 2000. Prior to being promoted to Captain, he served in the Patrol and Investigative Bureaus and as a supervisor in the Patrol Bureau. Captain Shanks currently oversees the Support Services Bureau which encompasses Special Projects, Training, Warrants, Great Falls Housing Authority, Street Law, Community Policing and a civilian Process Server. Captain Shanks is a graduate of both the FBI National Academy and FBI Intermountain Command College.