Sections
Part 1 Department of Public Safety § 7-32-101 – § 7-32-129
Part 2 Reserve and Auxiliary Officers § 7-32-201 – § 7-32-240
Part 3 Qualifications of Law Enforcement Officers § 7-32-301 – § 7-32-305
Part 4 Purchase of Surplus Military Equipment § 7-32-401 – § 7-32-402
Part 21 Sheriff’s Office § 7-32-2101 – § 7-32-2145
Part 22 Detention Centers § 7-32-2201 – § 7-32-2256
Part 23 Powers of County Commissioners Related to Law Enforcement § 7-32-2301 – § 7-32-2302
Part 41 Municipal Police Force § 7-32-4101 – § 7-32-4164
Part 42 Municipal Detention Centers § 7-32-4201 – § 7-32-4203
Part 43 Powers of Municipal Council Related to Law Enforcement § 7-32-4301 – § 7-32-4311

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 7 > Chapter 32

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Auxiliary officer: means an unsworn, part-time, volunteer member of a law enforcement agency who may perform but is not limited to the performance of such functions as civil defense, search and rescue, office duties, crowd and traffic control, and crime prevention activities. See Montana Code 7-32-201
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Council: means the Montana public safety officer standards and training council established in 2-15-2029. See Montana Code 7-32-201
  • Detention center: means a facility established and maintained by an appropriate entity for the purpose of confining arrested persons or persons sentenced to the detention center. See Montana Code 7-32-2120
  • Detention center: means a facility established and maintained by an appropriate entity for the purpose of confining arrested persons or persons sentenced to the detention center. See Montana Code 7-32-2241
  • Detention center administrator: means the sheriff, chief of police, administrator, superintendent, director, or other individual serving as the chief executive officer of a detention center. See Montana Code 7-32-2120
  • Detention center administrator: means the sheriff, chief of police, administrator, superintendent, director, or other individual serving as the chief executive officer of a detention center. See Montana Code 7-32-2241
  • Detention center staff: means custodial personnel whose duties include ongoing supervision of the inmates in a detention center. See Montana Code 7-32-2120
  • Detention center staff: means custodial personnel whose duties include ongoing supervision of the inmates in a detention center. See Montana Code 7-32-2241
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • General law enforcement duties: means patrol operations performed for detection, prevention, and suppression of crime and the enforcement of criminal and traffic codes of this state and its local governments. See Montana Code 7-32-201
  • Inmate: means a person who is confined in a detention center. See Montana Code 7-32-2241
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • Judicial officers: means justices of the supreme court, judges of the district courts, justices of the peace, municipal judges, and city judges. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • Law enforcement agency: means a law enforcement service provided directly by a local government. See Montana Code 7-32-201
  • Law enforcement officer: means a sworn, full-time, employed member of a law enforcement agency who is a peace officer, as defined in 46-1-202, and has arrest authority, as described in 46-6-210. See Montana Code 7-32-201
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Local government: means a city, town, county, or consolidated city-county government. See Montana Code 7-32-2120
  • Local government: means a city, town, county, or consolidated city-county government. See Montana Code 7-32-2241
  • Multijurisdictional detention center: means a detention center established and maintained by two or more local governments for the confinement of persons arrested or sentenced to confinement or a local government detention center contracting to confine persons arrested or sentenced in other local governments. See Montana Code 7-32-2241
  • Notice: includes all papers and orders, except process, required to be served in any proceeding before a court, board, or officer or required by law to be served independently of the proceeding. See Montana Code 7-32-2131
  • Oral examination: means an examination in the presence of the jury or tribunal that is to decide the fact or act upon it or the spoken testimony of the witness being heard by the jury or tribunal. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • Person: includes a corporation or other entity as well as a natural person. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Private detention center: means a detention center owned by private industry and leased to or operated under a contract with a local government. See Montana Code 7-32-2241
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: includes all writs, warrants, summons, and orders of courts of justice or judicial officers. See Montana Code 7-32-2131
  • Real property: means lands, tenements, hereditaments, and possessory title to public lands. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Reserve officer: means a sworn, part-time, volunteer member of a law enforcement agency who is a peace officer, as defined in 46-1-202, and has arrest authority, as described in 46-6-210, only when authorized to perform these functions as a representative of the law enforcement agency. See Montana Code 7-32-201
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Willfully: when applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, means a purpose or willingness to commit the act or make the omission referred to. See Montana Code 1-1-204
  • Writ: means an order in writing issued in the name of the state or of a court or judicial officer. See Montana Code 1-1-202