The Department of Justice is Montana’s top law enforcement and legal agency. We work in every corner of the state maintaining public safety, prosecuting criminals, representing the state of Montana in court, registering vehicles, licensing drivers and more.
We are the Montana Highway Patrol. We are Montana State Crime Lab and the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. We are the Sexual and Violent Offender Registry and the Office of Consumer Protection. We are the lawyers who defend Montana in court and the lawyers who file suit on the state’s behalf when Montana has been wronged.
This website tells much about who we are and what we do. For a complete listing of the department’s divisions and programs, see the Programs & Divisions Page.