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Legal Equivalency Basic Course

Officers who have been granted reciprocity based on their law enforcement qualifications and experience in another state must attend the Legal Equivalency Basic Course, which is offered three times a year.

This course includes education and training in:

  • Montana Legal Update
  • Domestic Violence
  • Use of Force Guidelines
  • Firearms Proficiencies

For reservations and registration, contact:

Scott Sterland, Program Manager
Phone: (406) 444-5620
E-mail: [email protected]


Debbie Murray, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (406) 444-9950
E-mail: [email protected]



Reciprocity – To apply for reciprocity, a law enforcement officer with out-of-state experience and training who has been hired by a law enforcement agency in Montana must have:

  • completed a law enforcement officer basic course in another state
  • served at least one year with a law enforcement agency
  • successfully completed a one-year probationary period with their prior employer

Contact the Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training Council to apply for reciprocity.

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