Admin's FAQ's

How do I get in touch with someone that is in jail (Lewis & Clark County Detention Center)?

Contact the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center at 406-447-8232. 

Where can I be fingerprinted or get a background check?

Contact the Department of Justice at 406-444-3625 or they are located at 302 N Roberts, Helena, MT.

How do I find out if a person is a registered sexual/violent offender or register as a sexual/violent offender?

Visit the State of Montana Department of Justice web page or click here to view the Montana Sexual and Violent Offender Registration Act, to search Montana or National Violent Sexual or Violent Offenders or to see a list of non-compliant Sexual or Violent Offenders.

Whom do I call to get a guest speaker for a presentation or field trip?

To have an officer speak or give a field trip of the Law Enforcement Center please contact us at (406) 447-8479.

How can I get a copy of a police report or an accident report?

Contact our Records Division at 406-447-8312 or 406-447-8240

How do I find out if my car has been towed?

Contact our Evidence Technician at 406-447-8468 to see if your vehicle has been towed or to get your vehicle out of the impound lot.

What can be done about illegally parked vehicles?

Please contact our dispatch center's non-emergency number at 406-442-3233.

Who do I call about abandoned vehicles?

Please contact our dispatch center's non-emergency number at 406-442-3233.

What are the curfew hours?

5-10-5: CURFEW FOR MINORS:


A curfew restricting the time of day during which minor persons may appear on any of the streets or in any of the public places of the city, is hereby established. No minor, as specified in section 5-10-7 of this chapter, shall be in or upon any street or public place within the city during the hours provided in section 5-10-7 of this chapter. (Ord. 2252, 6-28-1982)

5-10-6: EXCEPTIONS:

In the following exceptional cases a minor in or upon any street or public place within the city, during the hours provided in section 5-10-7 of this chapter, shall not be considered in violation of the curfew chapter when:
A. Accompanied by a parent of such minor.
B. Accompanied by an adult authorized by a parent of such minor to take said parent's place in accompanying said minor for a designated period of time and purpose within a specified area.
C. In the performance of an errand or duty directed by a parent of such minor.
D. Attending an authorized school, recreational or religious activity. This exception will apply for one-half (1/2) hour after the completion of such activity.
E. Engaged in legally recognized employment. This exception will apply for the period from one-half (1/2) hour before to one-half (1/2) hour after work.
F. The minor is, with parental consent, engaged in interstate travel through the city. This also exempts interstate travel beginning or ending within the city. (Ord. 2252, 6-28-1982)


5-10-7: MINORS UNDER FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE:


Minors who have not reached their fifteenth birthday shall not be in or upon any street or public place between the hours of ten o'clock (10:00) P.M. and five o'clock (5:00) A.M. except on Friday or Saturday nights when such hours shall be between twelve o'clock (12:00) midnight and five o'clock (5:00) A.M. Provided, however, that on any weekday night preceding a holiday recognized by the United States of America, state of Montana, or the city of Helena, the hours shall be between twelve o'clock (12:00) midnight and five o'clock (5:00) A.M. In addition, during the period of time that the state of Montana is operating under daylight saving time, the aforementioned hours shall be extended by one-half (1/2) hour. (Ord. 2252, 6-28-1982)


5-10-8: DUTY OF PARENT:


No parent of any minor under the age of fifteen (15) shall allow or permit any such minor to go or be in or upon any street or public place within the city after the hours prescribed in section 5-10-7 of this chapter, unless reasonable necessity can be shown therefore. The words "allow" or "permit" as used in this section require actual or constructive knowledge on the part of a parent. A parent must actually know about a minor's violation or the circumstances must be such that a reasonable, responsible parent should have known of the minor's violation. (Ord. 2252, 6-28-1982)

How do I report a crime?

Please call our dispatch center at 406-442-3233.

How do I get my vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) verified?

Call our non-emergency phone number at 406-442-3233.

How can I hire a police officer?

Please call 406-447-8479 to speak with someone about arranging for an Extra Duty Officer.

How can I find information about Medical Marijuana?

Please contact the City Attorney's Office for more information.