Montana Department of Transportation

Bigge Crane Megaload Permit Issued

A permit has been issued for a megaload to travel from Idaho through Montana to Great Falls. The move, planned for seven stages, will travel at night to minimize travel disruptions to others along the route. MORE INFORMATION

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TSRP Training

The following training resources are available for stakeholders in Montana’s criminal justice system. These trainings promote best practice and consistency in identification, arrest, prosecution, and sentencing of traffic safety violators. Several trainings are available by request only. Additional specialized training opportunities for the judiciary are available at www.mdt.mt.gov/jol.

June 18, 2014

Cops In Court - Billings, MT
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • This 4-hour course focuses on increasing the ability of law enforcement officers to communicate effectively and confidently in the courtroom. Designed for law enforcement officers with a wide variety of trial testimony experience, the course includes instruction and discussion on all aspects of trial preparation and courtroom testimony in an impaired driving case. Experts in the fields of law enforcement and prosecution present the curriculum, which includes:
    • “What Jurors want” – courtroom preparation and testimony
    • Report writing
    • Goals and strategies of cross-examination
  • Register

June 23, 2014

Laws of DUI - Libby, MT
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Montana DUI laws are complex and confusing, but they don’t have to be. Erin Inman, Montana's Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, will untangle the complexities. Prosecutors and law enforcement will gain a deeper grasp of why our DUI laws are what they are, and how to apply them.
  • Register

June 24, 2014

Laws of DUI - Havre, MT
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Montana DUI laws are complex and confusing, but they don’t have to be. Erin Inman, Montana's Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, will untangle the complexities. Prosecutors and law enforcement will gain a deeper grasp of why our DUI laws are what they are, and how to apply them.
  • Register

Courses available upon request

Please request training by contacting Barb Watson at or call 406-498-6941.

Legal / legislative update
This 2-hour training provides an update on the latest case rulings and legislation that affect Montana’s law enforcement and prosecution.

DUI search warrants
Learn about how other jurisdictions have successfully implemented telephonic search warrants for blood evidence in DUI cases, as allowed by § 61-8-402 (5), MCA following the passage of Senate Bill 42 by the 2011 Legislature.
Minimum course length is 1 hour but can be longer to allow for discussion and planning.

Ongoing – NO-COST distance learning opportunities

distance learning icon The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) offers NO-COST distance learning opportunities featuring courses that present best practices and strategies for reducing underage drinking.

These web-based, on-line courses are designed to provide basic information to the participant and serve as a foundation for on-site training provided by the UDETC. Participants can receive a certificate upon completion of one of these courses.

Free online courses include: