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Montana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 49 New Officers

At a ceremony in Helena this morning, the Montana Law Enforcement Academy graduated 49 new officers from 33 different city, county, and state law enforcement agencies around Montana. “With the oath, badge, and uniform come solemn responsibilities,” Attorney General Tim Fox told the graduates today. “As guardians of public safety, those responsibilities give you a…

MT DOJ Launches Email Notification System for Offender Registry

Today, the Montana Department of Justice announced a new service that allows the public to be automatically notified by email whenever a sexual or violent offender moves into a zip code of interest to subscribers. This new service is part of Montana’s Sexual or Violent Offender Registry (SVOR) website, which is maintained by the department’s…

Fox Urges U.S. Senate to Pass Anti-trafficking Legislation

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has urged all U.S. Senators to vote for cloture and support S187, the “Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.” The Senate is scheduled to vote on cloture to end debate at noon Eastern Time today. This morning Fox issued the following statement: “Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It exists in the…

Fox Leads Group of Attorneys General Urging ATF to Discard Controversial Ammo Ban

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and 22 other state attorneys general have sent a letter to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) urging the agency to permanently discard a proposed ban on M855 5.56 x 45mm ammunition. On March 10, ATF shelved the proposal after an outpouring of opposition, including from the…

Attorney General’s Legislative Priorities Continue to Advance

March 9, 2015 As the legislature continues its work after a mid-session break, a number of legislative priorities from Attorney General Tim Fox and the Montana Department of Justice have already been signed into law by the governor. The others continue to move through the process with broad bi-partisan support. “Our legislators have been working…

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…

Office of Consumer Protection Programs Save Montanans More than $5 Million in 2014

National Consumer Protection Week March 1 – 7 As National Consumer Protection Week begins, Attorney General Tim Fox announced Montana’s Office of Consumer Protection facilitated the return of more than five million dollars to the state’s citizens last year, and reminded them of specialized programs available to help consumers. “Issues like identity theft, deceptive advertising, and…

Fox to Testify before Congress on EPA Overreach

Tomorrow, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox will appear before the Interior Subcommittee of the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He will provide testimony on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations and their impacts on the states. “I am grateful to Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) for inviting me…

Montana Highway Patrol Commissions 10 New Troopers

The Montana Highway Patrol commissioned 10 new troopers today at the 58th Advanced Academy Graduation ceremony. Attorney General Fox addressed the graduates at the event, which took place at the Colonial Inn in Helena. In his remarks, Attorney General Tim Fox emphasized the importance of character to those who choose a career in law enforcement, telling…

MHP Announces First Success in its “Warrant Wednesdays” Campaign

Today, the Montana Highway Patrol announced its new Facebook outreach tool designed to use public assistance to help law enforcement officers locate wanted fugitives resulted in its first apprehension. Andrew Jorge Douglas Heiser was arrested last night by the MHP with assistance from the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office near Billings after a citizen posted a…