Attorney General Tim Fox and Montana’s U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme announced on Thursday joint training for local, state, tribal and federal law enforcement on issues relating to missing persons across the state.

Fox said the recently completed legislative session provided some necessary tools to help in the effort to find missing persons.

“Our office has been working for the last couple of years with the Interim State and Tribal Government Committee at the Montana Legislature to come up with some solutions to address the issue of missing and murdered indigenous people in Indian Country, but also the greater issue of missing persons in Montana. I’m happy that the legislature passed a couple of laws, including Hanna’s Act that will give us some additional resources.”

Fox said he and his office will team up with the U.S. Attorney for the State of Montana to provide training on this issue.

“We’ll do some training, not just for law enforcement but for the public, as well,” he said. “For law enforcement the training will be about how to investigate missing persons issues, and for the public, how they can help in addressing this issue as well.”

Fox said the training will take place in Helena.

“On June 12th in Helena we’ll have one day training that will address various groups including law enforcement and the public,” he said. “We’ll also have the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, our office, The Department of Criminal Investigation and a number of other agencies.”

Fox said interested parties can register at the Attorney General’s website.

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