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Montana Highway Patrol – MHP

Emergency Assistance –
In the event of a crash or other roadside emergency, call 855-MHP-3777
Trooper Recruitment CLOSED
The Montana Highway Patrol is not currently recruiting for the Trooper position. Dates for the next recruitment period will be posted here when they are established.

For questions about the Trooper selection process and requirements, please contact the Patrol at (877) 8-PATROL toll free OR (406) 444-3259.   If you are a female and have specific questions regarding this career choice, we will refer you to Trooper Tamra Winchell for additional details regarding a career with the Patrol.

Please check this site regularly as updates about future requirements will be posted as plans are finalized.

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. The Montana Highway Patrol believes that public safety is a partnership. We need your help by buckling up, slowing down, and not drinking and driving. Together we can make Montana a safer place to live and drive.

The Montana Highway Patrol seeks to improve the services it provides through the use of innovative technology and the recruitment of people who reflect the population we serve. The views of a diverse workforce help us better serve all Montana citizens. We encourage women and minorities to apply for positions within the Patrol.



The mission of the Montana Highway Patrol is to ensure a safe and secure environment in Montana for all persons by providing professional law enforcement through responsive, courteous, caring, and dedicated services. The MHP is a progressive law enforcement agency using technology and training to provide exemplary service to the citizens of Montana. The MHP is committed to a safe and secure future through:

  • Building partnerships with citizens and communities to enhance public safety
  • Building partnerships with other state, federal, county, and municipal agencies to enhance law enforcement services in the state
  • Building partnerships with MHP employees to create a supportive environment for the realization of their full potential with their careers, families, and communities.

In addition, the MHP is committed to reduce the amount of criminal activity on all Montana highways and roads by apprehending fugitives, recovering stolen vehicles, confiscating illegal drugs and weapons, cooperating with all enforcement task forces, and sharing intelligence with partner law enforcement agencies at the national, state, and local levels.

The Patrol’s 243 troopers cover great distances to police our state highways, assist other law enforcement agencies and help motorists in need. Each year, the men and women of the Patrol:

  • Drive more than 5.5 million miles
  • Respond to over 160,000 calls for service
  • Issue more than 85,000 arrest tickets and more than 100,000 warning tickets

Troopers provide public safety education presentations on nearly every subject related to driving safety, including seatbelt use, driving under the influence and child safety. To schedule a presentation, contact the nearest MHP district office.

Other Resources

Contact the Patrol


Phone: (406) 444-3780
Fax: (406) 444-4169