Dedication to public service
WHO I AM
I’ve called Montana my home since arriving here in 1993, gaining employment as an Assistant Planner for Gallatin County. In 1995 I made the bold decision to make a career change, choosing a different kind of public service: law enforcement. After paying my own way and completing the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in 1995 I began my law enforcement career as Chief of Police in Hot Springs. From there, I moved on to being a Patrol Officer in Plains. Following my service in Plains I was hired as an Officer for the Missoula Police Department, retiring as a Sergeant in December, 2022.
I’m a retired Sergeant First Class from the US Army, enlisting while still in high school, serving through 2005 in the Reserve and National Guard.
My wife Tiana and I have been married for over eight years, and together we enjoy our blended family of 3 daughters, 4 sons, and 14(!) grandchildren.
B.A. Urban Geography – Cal State Fullerton 1990
Montana Law Enforcement Academy 1995
Planning Technician – City of Lancaster Department of Community Development, CA 1990-1992
Assistant Planner – Gallatin County Planning Office, MT 1993-1995
Chief of Police - Town of Hot Springs, MT 1996
Police Officer - Town of Plains, MT 1996-1999
Police Sergeant - City of Missoula Police Department 1999-2022
Bob Campbell is a retired MPD Officer. Use of titles, positions, and pictures in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Missoula Police Department.
Accountability and Responsibility
I’m proud to call Missoula my home! It’s where I live, work, and raised my children. It’s a place with so much to offer – world-class recreation, livability, vitality - an envy to most other communities in America. This is a deeply caring community, observing this first-hand in how we support one another, among those who taught and coached my children in public school, with those dedicated to helping persons in less fortunate circumstances. Missoula is a place I would love to see my children grow and prosper on their own.
Unfortunately, Missoula’s exceptional reputation is in peril – higher taxes for business and real property, lack of housing availability, and drug addiction / mental health crisis that translates into incidents of crime and a growing houseless population.
We need leadership that engages with the entire community- businesses and citizens alike, to tackle the tough problems, while ensuring your tax dollars aren't wasted on failed programs of the past and lack of accountability.
I want Missoula to thrive! – If you desire a place where we and our children can continue to have an honest opportunity to remain and settle, to be able to afford a place to call home, able to make a living in an economy that works for everyone, free of government overreach, then I respectfully ask for your support and your vote, allowing me to begin the urgent work needed on the Missoula City Council. Thank You for your consideration!