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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

September 25, 2014

Brown bag Webinar: Updates to SFST Manual
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

  • Bring your lunch and enjoy an educational and useful interactive webinar.
  • The SFST Manual was updated in 2013, but do you know what changed? Chuck Hayes, the DRE Regional Operations Coordinator of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, will join us on September 25, 2014 from 12-1 to discuss the changes and explain the rationale behind them. If you investigate or prosecute DUIs in Montana, this webinar will be invaluable.
  • Register

September 26, 2014

Brown bag Webinar: Telephonic Search Warrants
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

  • Bring your lunch and enjoy an educational and useful interactive webinar.
  • This class is for all Law Enforcement Officers wanting to learn how to properly execute a telephonic search warrant for DUI offenses. Officers will learn: The reasons that exists to justify immediate issuance. What Information that must be electronically recorded. How to record the information and where the recording is retained and how. Proper placement of recording into evidence.
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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: