Montana Police List

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Montana Law Enforcement Agencies

As a state with long expanses of highway between cities and towns, Montana has always had difficulties with highway deaths. In fact, the birth of the Montana Highway Patrol was the direct result of the number of fatalities between 1933-34. When the MHP was developed in 1935, there were 24 officers enforcing a mere 11 traffic laws. Much time was spent by the early enforcement division educating the public and by 1926, a 25% reduction in highway deaths were the welcome result of those efforts.

The history of the Montana Highway Patrol and its work in keeping the state safe is one of the great success stories in modern law enforcement. In 2015, one of the few museums dedicated to law enforcement opened in Philipsburg, MT.

The Montana Law Enforcement Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Currently, the museum offers four main exhibits. These are:

  • Police Vehicles
  • Weapons used in Law Enforcement
  • Tools used by Law Enforcement Entities in the state
  • Public Relations

To learn more about the Montana Law Enforcement Museum, visit http://www.mlem.org/

There are 19,050 police officers in Montana’s criminal justice agencies.

8 State Law Enforcement Agencies in Montana

  1. Montana Department of Corrections
  2. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
  3. Montana Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigations
  4. Montana Department of Justice – Fire Prevention and Investigation
  5. Montana Department of Justice – Gambling Investigation Bureau
  6. Montana Department of Livestock
  7. Montana Department of Transportation Commercial Motor Carriers
  8. Montana Highway Patrol

54 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments in Montana

  1. Beaverhead County Sheriff‘s Office
  2. Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office
  3. Blaine County Sheriff’s Office
  4. Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office
  5. Carbon County Sheriff’s Office
  6. Carter County Sheriff’s Office
  7. Cascade County Sheriff’s Office
  8. Chouteau County Sheriff’s Office
  9. County Sheriff’s Office
  10. Custer County Sheriff’s Office

    Map of USA with Montana highlighted
    Map of USA with Montana highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  11. Daniels County Sheriff’s Office
  12. Dawson County Sheriff’s Office
  13. Fallon County Sheriff’s Office
  14. Fergus County Sheriff’s Office
  15. Flathead County Sheriff’s Office
  16. Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office
  17. Garfield County Sheriff’s Office
  18. Glacier County Sheriff’s Office
  19. Golden Valley County Sheriff’s Office
  20. Granite County Sheriff’s Office
  21. Hill County Sheriff’s Office
  22. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  23. Judith Basin County Sheriff’s Office
  24. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office
  25. Liberty County Sheriff’s Office
  26. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
  27. Madison County Sheriff’s Office
  28. McCone County Sheriff’s Office
  29. Meagher County Sheriff’s Office
  30. Mineral County Sheriff’s Office
  31. Missoula County Sheriff’s Office
  32. Musselshell County Sheriff’s Office
  33. Park County Sheriff’s Office
  34. Petroleum County Sheriff’s Office

    Montana Highway Patrol patch
    Montana Highway Patrol patch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  35. Phillips County Sheriff’s Office
  36. Pondera County Sheriff’s Office
  37. Powder River County Sheriff’s Office
  38. Powell County Sheriff’s Office
  39. Prairie County Sheriff’s Office
  40. Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office
  41. Richland County Sheriff’s Office
  42. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office
  43. Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office
  44. Sanders County Sheriff’s Office
  45. Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office
  46. Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office
  47. Sweet Grass County Sheriff’s Office
  48. Teton County Sheriff’s Office
  49. Toole County Sheriff’s Office
  50. Treasure County Sheriff’s Office
  51. Valley Treasure County Sheriff’s Office
  52. Wheatland County Sheriff’s Office
  53. Wibaux County Sheriff’s Office
  54. Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office




2 Joint City/County Law Enforcement Agencies in Montana

  1. Anaconda-Deer Lodge Law Enforcement Agency
  2. Butte-Silverbow Police Department

59 City Police Departments in Montana

  1. Baker Police Department
  2. Belgrade Police Department
  3. Billings Police Department
  4. Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services
  5. Boulder Police Department
  6. Bozeman Police Department
  7. Bridger Police Department
  8. Brockton Police Department
  9. Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services
  10. Chinook Police Department
  11. Colstrip Police Department
  12. Columbia Falls Police Department
  13. Columbus Police Department
  14. Conrad Police Department
  15. Cut Bank Police Department
  16. Darby Police Department
  17. Dillon Police Department
  18. East Helena Police Department
  19. Ennis Police Department
  20. Eureka Police Department
  21. Fairview Police Department
  22. Flathead Tribal Police Department
  23. Fort Belknap Tribal Police Department
  24. Fort Benton Police Department
  25. Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice Police
  26. Fromberg Police Department
  27. Glasgow Police Department
  28. Glendive Police Department
  29. Great Falls Police Department
  30. Hamilton Police Department

    List of longest state highways in the United S...
    List of longest state highways in the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  31. Havre Police Department
  32. Helena Police Department
  33. Hot Springs Police Department
  34. Joliet Police Department
  35. Kalispell Police Department
  36. Laurel Police Department
  37. Lewistown Police Department
  38. Libby Police Department
  39. Livingston Police Department
  40. Manhattan Police Department
  41. Miles City Police Department
  42. Missoula Police Department
  43. Northern Cheyenne Agency
  44. Pinesdale Police Department
  45. Plains Police Department
  46. Polson Police Department
  47. Poplar Police Department
  48. Red Lodge Police Department
  49. Rocky Boy Tribal Law Enforcement Agency
  50. Ronan Police Department
  51. Sidney Police Department
  52. Ignatius Police Department
  53. Stevensville Police Department
  54. Thompson Falls Police Department
  55. Three Forks Police Department
  56. Troy Police Department
  57. West Yellowstone Police Department
  58. Whitefish Police Department
  59. Wolf Point Police Department

2 College/University Police Departments in Montana

  1. Montana State University Police Department
  2. University of Montana Office of Public Security

5 Other Law Enforcement Agencies in Montana

  1. Bert Mooney Airport Police
  2. Gallatin Airport Authority Department of Public Safety
  3. Great Falls International Airport Authority Police
  4. Logan International Airport Police
  5. Missoula County Airport Police




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