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215 N Sanders, Third Floor
PO Box 201401 Helena, MT 59620-1401
Attorney General, Tim Fox 406-444-2026
Executive Assistant, Julie James 406-444-2026
Deputy Director/Chief of Staff, Scott Darkenwald 406-444-2026
Deputy Chief of Staff, Mike Milburn 406-444-2026
Chief Deputy Attorney General, Alan Joscelyn 406-444-2026
Deputy Attorney General & Consumer Protection Chief, Ed Eck 406-444-2026
Deputy Attorney General, Jon Bennion 406-444-2026
Solicitor General, Dale Schowengerdt 406-444-2026
Communications Director, John Barnes 406-444-2031
Deputy Communications Director, Anastasia Burton 406-444-9869
Administrative Officer, Joni Johnson 406-444-5862
FAX Number 406-444-3549


215 N Sanders, Third Floor
PO Box 201401 Helena, MT 59620-1401
Administrator, Jon Bennion 406-444-2026
FAX Number 406-444-3549

Appellate Services Bureau

Bureau Chief, C. Mark Fowler 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Pam Collins 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Tammy Hinderman 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Jonathan Krauss 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Mardell Ployhar 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Tammy Plubell 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Brenda Elias 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Katie Schulz 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Michael Wellenstein 406-444-2026

Civil Services Bureau

Bureau Chief, vacant 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Matt Cochenour 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Peter Funk 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Pat Riskin 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Stuart Segrest 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Melissa Schlichting 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Jay Weiner 406-444-2026

Prosecution Services Bureau

Bureau Chief, Brant Light 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Mary Cochenour 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Dan Guzynski 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Ole Olson 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Chad Parker 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Joel Thompson 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Catherine Truman 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Ken Varns 406-444-2026
Supervisor Child Protection Unit, Scott Pederson (Billings) 406-657-3140
Assistant Attorney General, Theresa Diekhans (Great Falls) 406-268-3752
Assistant Attorney General, Karen Kane (Missoula) 406-329-1564
Assistant Attorney General, Anne Sheehy Yegen (Billings) 406-657-3157
Assistant Attorney General, Emily Von Jentzen (Kalispell) 406-751-2493
FAX Number 406-444-3549

Legal Assistants

Tia Corwin 406-444-9523
Beverly Holnbeck 406-444-1952
LaRay Jenks 406-444-5646
Janet Myers 406-444-3464
Wendi Waterman 406-444-3697
Jaime Burkhalter 406-444-1930
Jennifer Adkins 406-444-1997
Kimberly Wollitz 406-444-5857
Janet Sanderson 406-444-5771

Agency Legal Services Bureau

1712 Ninth Avenue
P.O. Box 201440 Helena, MT 59620-1440
Bureau Chief, John Melcher 406-444-9041
Assistant Attorney General, Andres Haladay 406-444-5779
Assistant Attorney General, Ben Reed 406-444-0160
Assistant Attorney General, Jeff Doud 406-444-3029
Assistant Attorney General, Katherine Orr 406-444-5846
Assistant Attorney General, Kirsten Madsen 406-444-5850
Assistant Attorney General, Mark Mattioli 406-444-0296
Assistant Attorney General, Rob Stutz 406-444-2071
Assistant Attorney General, Sarah Clerget 406-444-5797
Paralegal/Investigator, Tiffany Hoffman 406-444-4501
Paralegal/Investigator, Elena Hagen 406-444-9511
Legal Secretary, Christy Reardon 406-444-9508
FAX Number 406-444-4303

Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services


555 Fuller Avenue
P.O. Box 201410 Helena, MT 59620-1410
Toll Free Number 1-800-498-6455
Main Number 406-444-3653
Director, Matthew Dale 406-444-1907
Investigator/Program Specialist, Joan Eliel 406-444-5803
Program Specialist, Holley Johnson 406-444-5613
Program Specialist, Julie Rotar 406-444-4280
Program Specialist, DawnDee O'Connell 406-444-3728
Claims Assistant, Marcie Curey 406-444-5648
Restitution Officer, Amanda Eslick 406-444-7847
FAX Number 406-442-2174


555 Fuller Avenue
P.O. Box 200151 Helena, MT 59620-0501
Toll Free Number  1-800-481-6896
Main Number 406-444-4500
Bureau Chief, Ed Eck 406-444-2026
Director, Matthew Dale 406-444-1907
Assistant Attorney General, Kelley Hubbard 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Chuck Munson 406-444-2026
Assistant Attorney General, Anne Yates 406-444-2026
Compliance Specialist, Janet Bramblett 406-444-4311
Compliance Specialist, Ryan Sullivan 406-444-9405
Compliance Specialist, Marcus Meyer 406-444-4173
Compliance Technician, Brynn McKinney 406-444-0576
Housing Foreclosure Specialist, Duncan Adams 406-444-2556
Investigator/Program Specialist, Joan Eliel 406-444-5803
Paralegal, Barbara Bessey 406-444-5858
Paralegal, Susan Sciandra 406-444-5776
AmeriCorps, Ellie Fischer 406-444-4602
AmeriCorps, Meghan Flanary 406-444-1975
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Kaelyn Kelly 406-444-2649
FAX Number 406-442-1894


302 N Roberts, Scott Hart Bldg
PO Box 201404 Helena, MT 59620-1404
Administrator, Christi Jacobsen 406-444-5842
Budget Analyst, Nate Thomas 406-444-1992
Budget Analyst, Dan Stanger 406-444-9853

Fiscal Bureau

Bureau Chief, Natacha Bird 406-444-5712
Internal Control Accountant, Caroline Rand 406-444-0671
Grant Accountant, Wendy Collins 406-444-5713
Accountant, David Brammer 406-444-1926
AP/AR Accountant, Shannon Gilskey 406-444-5204
AP/AR Accountant, Cody Strietzel 406-444-1927
Payroll/Benefits Supervisor, Tony Dean 406-444-7053
Payroll/Benefits Specialist, Laurie Ann Harlan 406-444-1925
FAX Number 406-444-1887

Human Resources

Bureau Chief, June Henderson 406-444-4229
Human Resource Generalist, Derinda Gurley 406-444-7005
Human Resource Generalist, Vicki Schilling-Long 406-444-3688
Human Resource Generalist, Julie Lake 406-444-5528
 Human Resource Generalist, Karol Anne Davis 406-444-5714
Human Resource Onboarding Specialist, Kim Winkle 406-444-7077
Human Resource Office Manager, Susan Ames 406-444-1910
FAX Number 406-444-1887
CSD Conference Room Telephone Number 406-444-9640


5 South Last Chance Gulch
PO Box 201408 Helena, MT 59620-1408
Interim Executive Director, Don Merritt 406-444-2076
Executive Assistant, Claudia Weiss 406-444-4244
Administrative Support, Kristel Matchett 406-444-2002
IT Manager, Jerry Kozak 406-444-1621
FAX Number 406-444-4722

Compliance/Performance Bureau

Compliance/Performance Bureau Chief, Don Merritt 406-444-2076
Budget Analyst, Connie Young 406-444-7361
Accountant/Human Resources, Stacy Purdom 406-444-6678
Accountant, Maureen Leo 406-444-2077
Accountant, Kim Deily 406-444-7010
Accounting Technician, Maia Zelenak 406-444-1998
Statistician/SAC Director, Tyson McLean 406-444-4298
UCR/IBR Program Manager, Kathy Ruppert 406-444-2084
Quality Assurance Reviewer, Candy Kirby 406-444-3651

Community Justice Bureau

Public Safety & Community Justice Bureau Chief, Mark Thatcher 406-444-3605
Program Specialist, Samantha Erpenbach 406-444-2947
Program Specialist, Tina Chamberlain 406-444-4763
Program Specialist, Vacant 406-444-1995
Juvenile Justice Specialist, Julie Fischer 406-444-2056
Juvenile Justice Planner, Cil Robinson 406-444-2632


PO Box 201417
Helena, MT 59620-1417
Administrator, Bryan Lockerby 406-444-2967
Executive Assistant, Jodi Warneke 406-791-2708
Administrative Officer, Kim Moore 406-444-1928
FAX Number 406-444-2759

Investigations Bureau

Bureau Chief, John Strandell 406-444-2053
MATIC Section, Bryan Costigan 406-444-1314
Fire Prevention and Investigation Section, [vacant] 406-444-7879
Major Case Section, Lee Johnson 406-586-0902
Medicaid Fraud Assistant Attorney General, Chris McConnell 406-444-7014
Medicaid Fraud Control Section, Debrah Fosket 406-444-4606
Medicaid Fraud Hotline 800-376-1115
Medicaid Fraud FAX Number 406-444-7913
Investigations Bureau FAX Number 406-444-2759

Crime Information Bureau

Bureau Chief, Butch Huseby 406-444-9759
Sexual or Violent Offender Compliance Unit, Butch Huseby 406-444-9759
CJIN Section Supervisor, Jennifer Viets 406-444-2483
CRIS Section Supervisor, Jason Bright 406-444-3481
Background/Record Checks 406-444-3625

Narcotics Bureau

Bureau Chief, Mark Long 406-444-0271
Billings Office, Jeff Nedens 406-896-4386
Butte Office, Brad Gremaux 406-723-7461
Great Falls Office, David R. Carnes 406-791-2700
Kalispell Office, Shane Haberlock 406-758-5883
Miles City Office, Jeff Faycosh 406-234-2987

Children's Justice Bureau

Bureau Chief, Dana Toole 406-444-1525
MCSART Program, Dana Toole 406-444-1525
MDC Facility Investigator, Catherine Scott 406-444-0910
MDC Facility Investigator, Dawn Spencer 406-444-2497
Child and Family Ombudsman, Traci Shinabarger 844-252-4453

Law Enforcement Academy Bureau

2260 Sierra Road East, Helena, MT 59602
Bureau Chief, Glen Stinar 406-444-9957
FAX Number 406-444-9977
Public Safety Officers Standards and Training 2260 Sierra Road East, Helena MT 59602
Executive Director, Perry Johnson 406-444-9976


2679 Palmer, Missoula, MT 59808
Administrator, Phil Kinsey 406-329-1179
Medical Examiner, Gary E. Dale, MD 406-329-1100
Forensic Science Laboratory 406-728-4970
Administrative Officer, Barb Fairhurst 406-728-4970
FAX Number 406-549-1067


2550 Prospect Ave
PO Box 201424 Helena, MT 59620-1424
Administrator, Rick Ask 406-444-9132
Operations Bureau Chief, Angela Nunn 406-444-5693
Legal Counsel, Cregg Coughlin 406-444-9137
Legal Secretary, Kathy Fisher 406-444-1973
FAX Number 406-444-9157

Audit Section

Supervisor, Allison Petty 406-444-2075
Auditor, Vacant 406-444-9147

Investigation Bureau

Bureau Chief, Dave Jeseritz 406-444-9130
Administrative Assistant, Pam Brown 406-444-9142
Investigator, Melina Bucy 406-444-9824

Licensing and Tax Section

Supervisor, Lisa Christiansen 406-444-9150
Lead Worker, Stacy Rogstad 406-444-9143
Receptionist, Caera Randall 406-444-1971
Administrative Clerk, Jaylene Spear 406-444-9145
Administrative Clerk, Bobbi Rodriguez 406-444-1995
Licensing Specialist, Bill Rainey 406-444-9146
Compliance Specialist, Marsha Smith-King 406-444-9151

Technical Services Section

Supervisor, Ben Kamerzel 406-444-9133
Engineer, Bob Burke 406-444-9107
Engineer, Greg Janysek 406-444-9149
Engineer, Matt Eckdahl 406-444-9152


2550 Prospect Ave
PO Box 201419 Helena, MT 59620-1419
Chief, Colonel Tom Butler 406-444-3956
Assistant Chief, Lt. Colonel, Field Forces, Jason Hildenstab 406-444-3956
Operations Major, Bob Armstrong 406-444-3956
Financial Specialist, Natalia Bowser 406-444-3281
Fleet and Supply Section Supervisor, Sgt. John Spencer 406-444-1935
Communications Center Manager, Andrew Knapp 406-841-7001
Assistant Operations Commander, Lt. Lawrence Irwin 406-444-3825
Training and Research Section Supervisor, Sgt. Conner Smith 406-461-4115
Recruitment Toll Free 1-877-8PATROL
Executive Assistant, Kristin Banchero 406-444-3956
Personnel Assistant, Kristine Skaalure 406-444-3259
FAX Number 406-444-4169


302 N. Roberts, 5th Floor, Scott Hart Bldg
PO Box 201405 Helena, MT 59620-1405
CIO/IT Administrator, Joe Chapman 406-444-2424
FAX Number ITSD 406-444-1264
Information Security Officer, Dawn Temple 406-444-2412
Project Manager, Mike Cochrane 406-444-5603
Project Manager, Amy Palmer 406-444-1953
Administrative Officer, Judy Little 406-444-9561
Administrative Assistant, Stephanie Arends 406-444-2424

Application Services Bureau

Bureau Chief, Jack Marks 406-444-2476

Support Services Bureau

Bureau Chief, James Thomas 406-444-0553
Computer Center/Help Desk 1-844-331-4357 (HELP)  or 406-444-3993
Missing/Unidentified Persons Clearinghouse 406-444-1526


302 N Roberts, Third Floor, Scott Hart Bldg
PO Box 201430, Helena, MT 59620-1430
Administrator, Sarah Garcia 406-444-3638
Administrative Officer, Richard Morrow 406-444-3252
Office Manager/HR, Vacant 406-444-3638
Appointment Scheduling 406-444-3933
Vehicle Services 406-444-3661
Disabled Placards 406-444-3670
CDL Help Desk 406-444-3244
FAX Number 406-444-2086

Operations and Customer Support Bureau

302 N Roberts, Third Floor, Scott Hart Bldg
PO Box 201430, Helena, MT 59620-1430
Bureau Chief, Bob Pesta 406-444-3659
Customer Communications Section Supervisor, Nancy Hargrove 406-444-1901
Training Section Supervisor, Holly Vinner 406-444-6571
Training Section FAX Number 406-896-4330
Customer Service Program Supervisor, Karre Antonick 406-444-1990
MERLIN Audit Section Supervisor, Debbie Veroulis 406-444-1950
MERLIN Audit Section FAX Number 406-444-2086

Driver License Bureau

302 N Roberts, Third Floor, Scott Hart Bldg
PO Box 201430, Helena, MT 59620-1430
Bureau Chief, Vacant 406-444-1778
Program Manager, Tammy Stefanik 406-444-1779
FAX Number 406-443-2086

Records and Driver Control Bureau

302 N Roberts, Room 262, Scott Hart Bldg
PO Box 201430, Helena, MT 59620-1430
Bureau Chief, Michele Snowberger 406-444-1776
CDL Help Desk and Audit Supervisor, Patrick McJannet 406-444-2001
CDL Help Desk 406-444-3244
CDL Help FAX Number 406-444-1987
Driver Control Section Supervisor, Nihan Miller 406-444-3289
Driver Control Section FAX Number 406-444-1631
Driver History Section Supervisor, Paige Mandera 406-444-1775
Driver History Section FAX Number 406-444-3816

Title and Registration Bureau

1003 Buckskin Drive, Deer Lodge, MT 59722-2375
Bureau Chief, Joann Loehr 406-444-6550
Administrative Assistant, Fay Johnson 406-444-3661
Title Certification & Records Section, Debby Brown 406-444-6560
Dealer and Specialized Services Section Supervisor, Pam Reighard 406-444-6480
Vehicle Call Center 406-444-3661
FAX Number 406-846-6039


1301 E Lockey
PO Box 201425 Helena, MT 59620-1425
Supervising Assistant Attorney General, Rob Collins 406-444-0226
Assistant Attorney General, Mary Capdeville 406-444-0225
Program Specialist, Kathy Coleman 406-444-0229
Restoration Program Chief, Carol Fox 406-444-0209
Environmental Science Specialist, Pat Cunneen (Butte) 406-533-6882
Environmental Science Specialist, Doug Martin 406-444-0234
Environmental Science Specialist, Greg Mullen 406-444-0228
Environmental Science Specialist, Tom Mostad 406-444-0227
Administrative Assistant, Michelle Golden 406-444-0208
FAX Number 406-444-0236


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Attorney General's Office & Legal Services Division

The Attorney General’s Office, headed by Attorney General Tim Fox, and the Legal Services Division function as the lawyers for the State of Montana. The attorneys in the Office have expertise in a wide range of legal topics and handle a broad range of legal cases involving the State of Montana and its people.


Children’s Justice Bureau

The Children’s Justice Bureau is an agency-wide initiative at the Montana Department of Justice dedicated to IMPROVING how we respond to child victims, DEVELOPING state-of-the-art approaches by keeping up with the newest research and, most importantly, HELPING child victims recover and move on with their lives.


Forensic Science Division & State Crime Lab

The mission of the Montana Forensic Science Division is to use operationally efficient and financially responsible practices as the laboratory provides accurate, objective, and timely forensic analyses to the criminal justice community in order to maximize value to the citizens of Montana.


Missing Persons Clearinghouse

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.


Office of Victim Services

The goal of the Office of Victim Services is to provide tools and information to help crime victims recover from their experience and provide them with a range of services available. The criminal justice system can be confusing and intimidating for victims. To assist them as they go through the justice system, the Office of Victim Service is available to answer any questions they may have.


Central Services Division

The Montana Department of Justice’s Central Services Division provides financial and human resources support for the department. We make sure that everything works for the people Working for Justice. If you’re interested in a rewarding career helping protect the rights and safety of all Montanans, we invite you to join our team of over 800 dedicated employees working across the state.


Justice Information Technology Services Division

Our Justice Information Technology Services Division (JITSD) provides vital Information Technology (IT) infrastructure upon which Montanans and local and state law enforcement agencies rely for timely, accurate information. JITSD manages the IT systems, services, and interfaces to support nearly 800 DOJ employees, 325 statewide county motor vehicle system users, and over 3,000 Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) users across the state.


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.


Montana 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.” These values are reflected in our commitment to public safety through diligent and fair enforcement of our traffic codes.


Montana Law Enforcement Academy

The 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.


Public Safety Officer Standards & Training

The Council was formed in 2007 under 2-15-2029, MCA as an independent Quasi-judicial board. And as allowed by statute the Council adopted Administrative Rules in order to implement the provisions of Title 44, chapter 4, part 4, MCA. Per 44-4-403, MCA the Council is required to set employment and training standards for all Public Safety Officers as defined in 44-4-401, MCA and in addition the Council shall provide for the certification or recertification of public safety officers and for the suspension or revocation of certification of public safety officers.


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 MVD continuously strives for excellence in customer service. Streamlining the way we do business has allowed us to improve our efficiency and make our services more convenient for our customers.


Natural Resource Damage Program

The Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) was created in 1990 to prepare the state’s lawsuit against the Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO) for injuries to the natural resources in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin (UCFRB). 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.


Office of Consumer Protection

Enforce consumer laws designed to protect the consumer from unfair or deceptive business practices. Enforce statutes relating to telephone solicitation and telemarketing. Provide information to consumers about the Consumer Protection Act. Assist consumers by distributing consumer education materials including scam and consumer alerts. Investigate false, misleading, or deceptive trade practices.


Gambling Control Division

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 collecting gambling revenue for state and local governments.


Human Trafficking

The Montana Department of Justice has a continued commitment to victims of human trafficking. In partnership with federal authorities, our agency plays a key role in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of crimes related to human trafficking in Montana. This form of modern day slavery does happen here in Big Sky Country.


Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Program

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. Our kids report the third-highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the country and more than half of them say prescription drugs are easier to get than street drugs.


Safe in Your Space

When it comes to embracing new technology, kids have rapidly outpaced their parents and teachers. By their early school years, many children are already more comfortable on the Internet than their parents. But just because children are smart enough to know how to navigate the Internet, doesn’t mean they have the experience to make good decisions about some of the possibilities they may face online.


Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry

Created by the Montana Department of Justice in 1989, the Sexual or Violent Offender Registry is a valuable resource for Montanans to protect their families against sexual or violent offenders.


Montana 24/7 Sobriety Program

Drinking and driving has been a chronic – and deadly — problem on Montana’s roadways for decades. In 2008, Montana was ranked as the deadliest state in the nation when it came to per capita DUI-related traffic fatalities.


Work for Justice

Everyday at The Montana Department of Justice, our employees are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and rights of the people of our great state. We’re passionate about what we do because it’s more than a job or a career. It’s about who we are as people. If this sounds like you, your unique experiences, knowledge, and values may be just what the Montana Department of Justice is looking for and needs. In return we can offer a culture that promotes fairness and growth opportunities.