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Other Courses

In addition to the courses conducted by the Montana Law Enforcement Academy, other divisions within the Department of Justice and other state agencies offer specialized training for law enforcement and public safety professionals.

Coroner Basic Course

The Coroner Basic Course is a one-week course offered to Montana county coroners and deputy coroners after the general election. Election or appointment as a county coroner or deputy county coroner is a pre-requisite to applying for this course.

This course covers:

  • the laws that govern county coroners
  • operations and protocols for death investigations
  • cause-of-death determinations

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]

Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) Courses

To maintain an effective state criminal justice information system and satisfy federal training requirements, all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals who access CJIN must complete certification within six months of gaining access and must recertify every two years.

Web-based Training

CJIN Services provides an advanced web-based learning management system that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and presents on-line certification and recertification training programs customized to meet the needs of different CJIN user levels. In addition, through the learning management system, users can view their personal CJIN training transcripts and register to attend CJIN regional courses and conferences.

Instructor-led Courses
  • CJIN Inquiry Certification Course – an eight-hour course that presents an overview of Montana’s Criminal Justice Information Network, the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS) and the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
  • CJIN Record Entry Course – an eight-hour course designed to train CJIN users in the proper entry and maintenance of CJIN and NCIC Hot File records.
  • CJIN Mobile Users Certification Course – a six-hour course designed for law enforcement officers who access CJIN through mobile computers in their vehicles.
Annual Training Conference

Every year, CJIN Services hosts the CJIN Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) Conference. The two-day statewide conference educates participating agencies on the latest system enhancements and policy updates. Agencies also are given the opportunity to share ideas for future development of Montana’s criminal justice information systems.


For additional CJIN training information or to register for courses and conferences, contact:
CJIN Services Section
Phone: (800) 690-8768
E-mail: [email protected]

Other Courses

While the following courses may be conducted on the Academy campus, they are operated and controlled by the specific law enforcement or public safety agency for which they are designed. To attend one of these courses, officers must be employed by the respective agency:

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