Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 6. Fish and Wildlife Crimestoppers

Powers And Duties Of Department -- Rules

87-5-605. Powers and duties of department -- rules. (1) The department shall:

(a) create, maintain, and promote a statewide fish, wildlife, and parks crimestoppers program in order to assist law enforcement agencies in detecting and combating fish, wildlife, and parks-related crimes; and

(b) consider the board's recommendations and take action on them.

(2) The department may:

(a) advise and assist in the creation and maintenance of local programs, including neighborhood watch programs;

(b) encourage the channeling of information from state and local programs to law enforcement agencies;

(c) foster the detection of fish, wildlife, and parks-related crimes by the public;

(d) encourage the public, through a reward program or otherwise, to provide information that assists in the prosecution of fish, wildlife, and parks-related crimes;

(e) promote state and local programs through the media;

(f) accept gifts, grants, or donations for the furtherance of the program and spend these in compliance with the conditions of the gifts, grants, or donations; and

(g) adopt rules necessary to administer the provisions of this part.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 305, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 393, L. 1997.