Glen Stinar Named Administrator of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy
Today, Attorney General Tim Fox announced that Glen Stinar has been named administrator of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. Fox made the announcement at a press event at the academy campus this morning. Glen’s first official day on the job will be Monday, March 9.
“Training Montana’s city, county, and state law enforcement officers is one of the most important responsibilities the people of Montana have entrusted with the Department of Justice, and I’m thrilled that Glen is joining our leadership team,” Attorney General Fox said. “His background includes a diverse set of experiences and accomplishments that make him uniquely qualified to manage the academy.”
“The Montana Law Enforcement Academy exists to serve law enforcement agencies and the communities they represent by providing relevant and realistic training tailored to effectively meet the broad range of today’s public safety duties,” Glen said. “As administrator, it is an honor to work with those agencies and the academy staff in designing and delivering quality basic and continuing education programs that meet that goal.”
Glen began his law enforcement career as a detention officer in Whatcom County, Washington. He then served as deputy town marshal for Belt, Montana. In 1995 Glen came to the Great Falls Police Department, where he achieved the rank of sergeant and served until 2008. Since then, Glen has managed both the basic and advanced training programs at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy.
From 1982 until this past January, Glen served in the U.S. Army in both active and reserve capacities until he retired at the rank of command sergeant major. His tenure included combat service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he was awarded the bronze star for both deployments. Glen holds a bachelor’s degree in general studies with a criminal justice concentration from Allied American University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Located on approximately 20 acres in Helena and operated by the Montana Department of Justice, the academy provides basic and advanced training to officers from city, county, state and some tribal law enforcement agencies.
Glen succeeds Kevin Olson, who managed the academy for ten years until he took a senior leadership position with the Montana Department of Corrections in December, 2014.