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About MHP- Mission and Values

The mission of your Montana Highway Patrol is to focus on safeguarding the lives, property, and constitutional rights of people traveling the ways of our State.

We support the mission of the Montana Department of Justice by providing courteous, professional, compassionate and responsive services in the areas of community education, enforcement, investigations, support services, interagency collaboration and community involvement.

We are committed to maintaining the public’s trust, being technologically advanced and efficiently using the resources entrusted to us.

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.



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.

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