The mission of the Department of Justice is to pursue activities and programs that seek to ensure and promote the public interest, safety, and well-being through leadership, advocacy, education, regulation and enforcement.
The Department of Justice, under the direction of the Attorney General, is responsible for statewide legal services and counsel, law enforcement and public safety. The duties of the department are as follows:
Statutory authority is provided in MCA, 2-15-501, 2-15-2001-2021, and Titles 44 & 61.
Promote public policy that is in the best interests of the citizens we serve.
Support staff in an efficient, effective and diverse work environment.
(Includes Office of Consumer Protection and Agency Legal Services)
Ensure gambling is being conducted in a legal manner by authorized individuals.
The goal of the Motor Vehicle Division is to protect Montana citizens by ensuring:
Reduce DUI occurrences, interdict criminal activities, schedule more effectively, improve response time and assist other agencies in accessing technology.
Establish and maintain department-wide fiscal and human resource responsibility on behalf of the Attorney General.
Share information, deliver business solutions, optimize IT infrastructure, strengthen IT security and management.
The division will provide scientific and technical support to public defenders, prosecutors and Montana’s law enforcement community.