DOJ: News Release

Seven Troopers Graduate from Highway Patrol’s Advanced Academy

HELENA – Seven law enforcement officers have graduated from the 49th Montana Highway Patrol Advanced Academy, Attorney General Steve Bullock and Patrol Col. Mike Tooley announced today.

“The men and women of the Highway Patrol dedicate their lives to keeping Montanans safe as we travel our state,” Bullock said. “I’m especially pleased to welcome these experienced officers into the ranks of the Patrol, where we can put their expertise to work on our highways.”

To become Highway Patrol troopers, individuals who serve in some law enforcement capacity and have already taken the required basic training, must attend the Patrol’s Advanced Academy and complete 200 hours of additional training in law enforcement and related Montana law.

“Montanans have a Highway Patrol they can be proud of,” Col. Tooley said, “and this graduating class is a valuable addition to our agency.”

Information about joining the Montana Highway Patrol is available online on the Montana Department of Justice website, or contact the Montana Highway Patrol recruitment office for more information and ask to be placed on the recruitment mailing list:, (877) 8-PATROL toll free, (406) 444-3284 or (406) 444-3259.

•Benjamin Amos of Wolf Creek was a member of the South Carolina Highway Patrol and also served as a deputy sheriff in that state.
•Jason Dulin was an officer with the Baker Police Department.
•Cale Lang of Helena was a member of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
•Kurt Miller of Great Falls previously worked in the Motor Carrier Services Division of the Montana Department of Transportation.
•Paul Pfau of Missoula is a former Highway Patrol trooper.
•Tyler Reed was formerly an officer with the Kalispell Police Department.
•James Sulages served as an officer with the Livingston Police Department.

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