306 East Main

PO Box 1170

East Helena, MT 59635

Call: 406.227.5321

FAX: 406.227.5456

East Helena, Montana

Police Department

Dale J. Aschim

East Helena Police Chief

East Helena Rodeo Parade

Saturday, July 9, 2016

After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Chief Aschim began his law enforcement career as a police officer in 1987 for the city of Conrad. Chief Aschim continued working for the police department for 13 years, until he accepted a position as a training officer for the Department of Justice at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Helena the summer of 2000.


Chief Aschim trained police officers, corrections officers, public safety communicators, professional law enforcement classes for five years. In 2003 Aschim accepted a position as a reserve police officer for the city of East Helena Police Department so that he could keep up to date with the current trends in law enforcement while still working at the Law Enforcement Academy.


In 2005 Chief Aschim accepted a training manager position for the Department of Corrections, Community Corrections Division. Aschim trained the state's adult probation and parole officers and provided professional classes for the officer's continuing education. After 20 years in the law enforcement field, an opportunity opened up for Chief Aschim to obtain his career dream of becoming a law enforcement administrator. Aschim was appointed Chief of Police for the City of

East Helena in 2007