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. The division consists of six bureaus. The pages linked below provide more information about this diverse division and the important work its agents, instructors, programmers, and others do every day.
The Investigations Bureau consists of agents working in a variety of capacities, Medicaid fraud, the Montana Fire Marshal’s Office, and agents who assist Montana law enforcement agencies in a wide variety of investigations.
The Narcotics Bureau is a statewide drug enforcement agency that initiates and conducts all types of dangerous drug investigations throughout Montana.
Crime Information Bureau
The Crime Information Bureau is home to Montana’s statewide criminal information databases. The Crime Information Bureau also runs the state’s Sexual or Violent Offender Registry (SVOR), an on-line, searchable, public database of offenders and the Computer and Internet Crimes Unit.
Special Services Bureau
The Special Services Bureau represents a fundamental change to the way Montana responds to victims through advanced training, organization, and facilities for all the professionals who respond to a reports of victims.
Montana Law Enforcement Academy
The Montana Law Enforcement Academy is the premier law enforcement training Academy in Montana, offering state-of-the-art instruction for law enforcement officers from city police to probation and parole.
Public Safety Officers Standards and Training (POST) Bureau works to ensure competency and promote quality performance by public safety officers by establishing, maintaining, and promoting excellence in standards and training.
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. This Registry provides an up-to-date listing of sexual and violent offenders who are required to register their whereabouts.
The Division’s Investigative Support Bureau is home to Montana’s searchable, on-line Missing Persons Clearinghouse.
For information about the Division of Criminal of Investigation, contact: