Photograph of Colonel Mike Tooley, Chief Administrator

Montana Highway Patrol

Montana is rich in natural beauty and history. From Glacier Park in the west to Makoshika Park in the east, the men and women of the Montana Highway Patrol are working hard to make your travels safe and enjoyable.

The Highway Patrol's core values are "Service, Integrity and Respect." These values are reflected in our commitment to public safety through diligent and fair enforcement of our traffic codes. The Montana Highway Patrol believes that public safety is a partnership. We need your help by buckling up, slowing down, and not drinking and driving. Together we can make Montana a safer place to live and drive.

The Montana Highway Patrol seeks to improve the services it provides through the use of innovative technology and the recruitment of people who reflect the population we serve. The views of a diverse workforce help us better serve all Montana citizens. We encourage women and minorities to apply for positions within the Patrol. — Colonel Michael T. Tooley, Chief Administrator

Recruitment CLOSED

The dates for the next recruitment and application submission period have not yet been determined but will be posted when established.

Contact Us:
(406) 444-3259 and Toll free: (877) 8-PATROL or (877) 872-8765 -

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The Highway Patrol's mission is to safeguard the lives and property of the people using the highway traffic system of Montana through education, service, enforcement, and interagency cooperation.

The Patrol's 200 troopers cover great distances to police our state highways, assist other law enforcement agencies and help motorists in need. Each year, the men and women of the Patrol:

Troopers provide public safety education presentations on nearly every subject related to driving safety, including seatbelt use, driving under the influence and child safety. To schedule a presentation, contact the nearest MHP district office.

Other Resources

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Emergency Assistance

In the event of a crash or other roadside emergency, call (800) 525-5555.


Colonel Michael T. Tooley, Chief Administrator
Montana Highway Patrol Headquarters
2550 Prospect Avenue
P.O. Box 201419
Helena, MT 59620-1419

Phone: (406) 444-3780
Fax: (406) 444-4169

District Offices

Contact the District Offices for more information.