10-3-702. Definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Jurisdiction" means the jurisdiction of any law enforcement agency within Montana.
(2) "Tactical incident" means any situation in which it is reasonable to expect the possibility of the loss of life or the taking of a hostage unless extraordinary steps are taken. These situations may include but are not limited to:
(a) a barricaded person with a gun;
(b) a person taken hostage;
(c) arrests in extraordinary circumstances;
(d) civil disorder;
(e) terrorist activity;
(f) protection of a dignitary; and
(g) courtroom security in extraordinary circumstances.
(3) "Tactical team" means a small group of highly disciplined law enforcement officers trained to provide a quick and ready response to high-risk conditions and situations that go beyond the capabilities of normally trained and equipped officers. With specialized training, tactics, and equipment, this small group of officers provides a greater expectation of resolving incidents without loss of property, injury, or loss of life.
History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 455, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 28, Ch. 56, L. 2009.