Montana Attorney General Seeks New Recruits for Highway Patrol


Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen recently announced that he is seeking 10 new Troopers to serve in the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) and is now accepting applications until March 24.

A division of the Montana Department of Justice, the MHP enforces safety laws governing the thousands of vehicles that travel on Montana’s highways and roadways each day.

A key element of MHP’s open recruitment is that an applicant does not need to have previous law enforcement experience to be considered for a Trooper position. However, applicants who lack previous law enforcement experience will need to take a 23-week training course to get up to speed.

If you are wondering what tasks are performed by a member of MHP, AG Knudsen laid it out plainly in his recent announcement.

The Montana Highway Patrol’s work apprehending fugitives, confiscating drugs, and patrolling our roads is critical to reducing criminal activity and keeping Montanans safe – Austin Knudsen

As illustrated by Knudsen, a position in the MHP is important and valuable work. However, in the words of Chief Administrator of MHP Steve Lavin:

Having the opportunity to serve the people of Montana with the Montana Highway Patrol has been one of the most rewarding opportunities I could have asked for in my career. People who are interested in a career with the Highway Patrol can take the first step today. – Colonel Steve Lavin

If you are interested in serving and protecting the people of Montana on the MHP, click here to get further information and instructions on submitting your application today.


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