The Department

Please click on a photo below to learn more about the programs and divisions of the Montana Department of Justice.

  Work for Justice

Work for Justice

This is your portal into career opportunities at the Montana Department of Justice. We are a public safety and public service agency. You may have just the skills we need to enhance our service to the public.

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  24/7 Sobriety

24/7 Sobriety

The Montana 24/7 Sobriety Program is a simple, low-cost and effective way of keeping repeat DUI offenders sober and off Montana’s streets.

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  AG’s Office & Legal Services

AG’s Office & Legal Services

The attorneys who work for the Legal Services Division and the Attorney General’s Office provide a wide range of services to state government and its agencies, and have considerable expertise in a number of issues important to the state, including tribal, state government and local government law.

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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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  Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse

Montana’s deadliest drugs aren’t made in secret labs and they don’t always come from dealers on the corner. They’re in our own medicine cabinets. Each year, prescription drug abuse contributes to the deaths of more than 300 Montanans making prescription drug abuse 15 times more deadly than meth, heroin and cocaine combined.

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  Safe in Your Space

Safe in Your Space

Safe in YourSpace encourages children, parents and teachers to talk with one another about how to stay safe online. Parents and educators need to talk with children about the kind of dangers they can encounter online. The conversation needs to cover everything from cyberbullying to financial scams and sexual victimization.

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  SVOR

SVOR

Montana’s Sexual or Violent Offender Registration Act is designed to protect the public from sexual and violent offenders by requiring offenders to register with local law enforcement agencies in the jurisdiction where they reside. Information about these offenders is then made available to the public.

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  Victim Services

Victim Services

The Office of Victim Services (OVS) seeks to elevate the status of victims and their rights, serves as a central reference point for victims of crime, and offers information and referrals, provides training and information for those who work with victims, including law enforcement, victim advocates, probation and parole workers and local community organizations.

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  Children’s Justice Center

Children’s Justice Center

As Attorney General, a father, and a grandfather, one of my highest priorities is making sure that Montana’s children are as safe as possible. We all recognize that we need to prevent crimes against children, but we also know that sometimes prevention is not enough. For the cases we can’t prevent…

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