Verne Petermann retired as Captain after 30 years with the Billings Police Department. He is a native of Eastern Montana, having attended Dawson College in Glendive, Montana. Verne served with the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division, then graduated in 1976 from Eastern Montana College with a BA in English and a minor in Speech/Communications. He and his wife Karen are active in their church and community and have three grown children. He is a former school board member with the Billings Catholic Schools. Verne has been on the Board of Directors of Alternatives, Inc. since 2011. He is an avid woodworker in his free time.