Officers graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy

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Fifty-seven new officers who will serve in 40 agencies across the state graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) in Helena on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

The MLEA is part of the Montana Department of Justice, which said in a press release that the course provides training for state, county, city and tribal law enforcement officers across the country. State.

the 12 week course the foundation course provides training in many areas, including criminal law and procedure, U.S. constitutional law, crisis intervention training, mental illness and mental health first aid, traffic and drink driving law enforcement, accident investigation, sexual assault and domestic violence, human trafficking and crimes against children,.

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen addressed the class as they received their awards and diplomas.

“I am very proud of today’s graduates who have answered the call to protect the citizens of Montana,” Knudsen said. “As illicit drugs and crime are on the rise, I know the road ahead will not be easy, but it will be rewarding. We know they support us and they know we support them. Thanks to Montana Law Enforcement Officers, Montana is a great place to visit and call home. ”

Graduates of the MLEA course as of April 5, 2022:

The number of homicides, rapes, robberies and violent assaults in Montana increased 91% from 2013 to 2020, according to the Montana Crime Council.


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