State and Local Resources
Montana law gives you access to:
Daily incident reports – They’re often skimpy and filled with code. But they’re a start.
Daily arrest reports – Name, DOB, charge.
Jail logs – Who’s in jail, arresting agency.
Other Local and State Web resources
Missoula Police Department
Missoula County Sheriff’s Department
Missoula County Detention Facility.
Montana’s court system. Find links to various branches and resources of Montana’s judicial system, from the state Supreme Court down to Municipal and Justice of the Peace courts.
Montana’s laws. It’s all here, but Title 45 is the state criminal code. You’ll find descriptions of different crimes and any sentencing guidelines.
Montana Supreme Court decisions. You can read them yourself.
Montana State Law Library. Look up old court decisions. Contacts here can help you research a case.
Montana Department of Justice. We elected a state attorney general, who acts as Montana’s top prosecutor. He also represents the state in lawsuits. His department covers everything from law enforcement and forensics (State Crime Lab) to gambling regulation. It also keeps state crime stats.
Montana Department of Corrections. Officials here track everyone convicted of felonies. They have databases of violent and sexual offenders and everyone currently in the state prison system.