Division of Criminal Investigation

The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the Montana Department of Justice is involved in many aspects of Montana law enforcement and is integral to the Department of Justice’s mission of promoting public safety. The divisions consists of four bureaus:

The Investigations Bureau
The Investigations Bureau consists of agents working in a variety of capacities, including investigating computer-aided crime, Medicaid fraud, the Montana Fire Marshal’s Office, and agents who assist Montana law enforcement agencies in a wide variety of investigations. The Investigations Bureau also runs the state’s Sexual or Violent Offender Registry (SVOR), an on-line, searchable, public database of offenders.

The Investigative Support Bureau
The Investigative Support Bureau is home to Montana’s statewide criminal information databases.

Academy Bureau
The Montana Law Enforcement Academy Bureau is the premier law enforcement training Academy in Montana, offering state-of-the-art instruction for law enforcement officers from city police to probation and parole.

The Narcotics Bureau
The Narcotics Bureau is a statewide drug enforcement agency that initiates and conducts all types of dangerous drug investigations throughout Montana.

The Division also oversees a number of important projects: DCI administers the Children’s Justice Center, an initiative of the Montana Department of Justice to change the way Montana responds to child sexual abuse through advanced training, organization and facilities for all the professionals who respond to a report of child sexual abuse.

The Division’s Investigative Support Bureau is home to  Montana’s searchable, on-line Missing Persons Clearinghouse.

The information on these pages provides more information about this diverse division and the important work its agents, instructors, programmers and others do every day.


For information about the Division of Criminal of Investigation, contact:

Bryan Lockerby, Division Administrator
Division of Criminal Investigation
2225 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 201417
Helena, MT 59620-0151
Phone: (406) 444-3874
E-mail: contactdci@mt.gov