23-2-806. Enforcement. (1) The department of fish, wildlife, and parks enforcement personnel, park rangers, sheriffs and their deputies, the Montana highway patrol, and the police of each municipality shall enforce the provisions of this part.
(2) The department is a criminal justice agency for the purpose of obtaining the technical assistance and support services provided by the board of crime control under the provisions of 44-4-301. Authorized officers of the department are granted peace officer status with the power:
(a) of search, seizure, and arrest;
(b) to investigate activities in this state regulated by this part and rules of the department and the fish and wildlife commission; and
(c) to report violations to the county attorney of the county in which they occur.
(3) Park rangers may not carry firearms in the execution of their duties.
History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 578, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 599, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 662, L. 1991.