Legislative & Political Advocacy

Since 1930 the MPPA has been the strongest voice for Montana police officers and their families and is active with the Montana Legislature on all issues concerning Montana Law Enforcement and the Municipal Police Officers’ Retirement System (MPORS). 

The Legislative Chairman, MPPA Executive Director, and MPPA government affairs specialists, assisted by the Legislative Committeemen, monitor and follow all of the applicable bills as they pass through the legislative process, and testify as to the position of Montana Law Enforcement Officers.

MPPA’s top legislative priority is working to protect and ensure the longevity of MPORS, which offers members a 20 year retirement, regardless of the age at which you retire. This 20 year retirement was passed by the legislature in 1991 as a result of the lobbying efforts of MPPA. Members of MPORS receive credit at 2.5% per year of service for each year they work with no cap on benefits. Members are vested after 5 years (MCA, Title 19, Chapter 10, Parts 1-12).  MPPA’s lobbying efforts have not only resulted in the 20-year retirement, but have put in place the spousal benefit, DROP program, and other benefits for police officers. 

For more information, or items of concern, contact MPPA’s government relations team.

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