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 dciof Justice’s mission of promoting public safety. The divisions consists of five bureaus:

Investigations Bureau
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.

Narcotics Bureau
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.

Children’s Justice Bureau
The Children’s Justice Bureau represents a fundamental change to the way Montana responds to child sexual abuse through advanced training, organization and facilities for all the professionals who respond to a report of child sexual abuse.

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.

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.

The information on these pages provides more information about this diverse division and the important work its agents, instructors, programmers and others do every day.


For information about the Division of Criminal of Investigation, contact:

Bryan Lockerby, Division Administrator
Division of Criminal Investigation
2225 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 201417
Helena, MT 59620-0151
Phone: (406) 444-3874
E-mail: [email protected]