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Consumer Protection

Consumer Protection

The laws regulating commerce are a powerful ally for Montana’s consumers and business owners. They level the playing field and help us to protect our state’s consumers from those who would take advantage of them. The Montana Office of Consumer Protection upholds these laws.

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DCI

DCI

The Division of Criminal Investigation and the department’s other law enforcement programs provide specialized assistance to local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies throughout the state. Our law enforcement responsibilities include enforcement, forensics, prosecution and training.

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Motor Vehicle Division

Motor Vehicle Division

The mission of the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is to identify and promote efficient, cost-effective programs that benefit the interests, safety and well-being of Montana citizens through licensing, registering and regulating the motoring activities of the public. The Division continuously strives for excellence in customer service.

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Gambling Regulation

Gambling Regulation

Through the Gambling Control Division, the Department of Justice regulates all forms of gambling in Montana, except for the Montana Lottery and horse racing. The legislature has charged the division with maintaining a uniform regulatory climate that is fair and free of corrupt influences. The division is also responsible for…

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Highway Patrol

Highway Patrol

Montana is rich in natural beauty and history. From Glacier Park in the west to Makoshika Park in the east, the men and women of the Montana Highway Patrol are working hard to make your travels safe and enjoyable. The Highway Patrol’s core values are “Service, Integrity and Respect.”

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Missing Persons

Missing Persons

The Missing Children Act of 1985 established a Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse within the Department of Justice. In March 2008, the department implemented a searchable online database that, for the first time, is updated in real time and includes any photos provided by law enforcement.

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Montana Lands

Montana Lands

Decades of mining and mineral processing operations in and around Butte and Anaconda released substantial quantities of hazardous substances into the Upper Clark Fork River Basin between Butte and Milltown. These hazardous substances extensively degraded the area’s natural resources.

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Montana State Crime Lab

Montana State Crime Lab

The vision of the Forensic Science Division (FSD) laboratory is to maintain its accreditation status and to be a facility with a sufficient number of qualified staff, using validated scientific techniques and instrumentation to provide timely quality forensic services to the criminal justice system of Montana.

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MLEA

MLEA

Montana Law Enforcement Academy is the premier law enforcement and public safety educational and training institution for state, county, city and tribal officers throughout the state. The Academy offers entry-level programs referred to as Basic Programs and advanced training through an array of Professional Development Programs.

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POST

POST

The Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council is a quasi-judicial board authorized by Montana law. The Council is responsible for establishing basic and advanced qualification and training standards for employment of Montana’s public safety officers.

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