“If you can’t think to do it in training, what makes you think you’ll think to do it on the street.” – T. Blauer

We know that different agencies provide a variety of training to their officers, but for some agencies—especially in rural Montana—the accessibility, affordability, and proximity of training opportunities can sometimes present barriers to officers pursuing trainings. Not only does the Montana Police Protective Association advocate in the Montana State Legislature for additional state and local funding for training and education for officers, but we also pay for members to attend certain trainings, and are constantly updating this page with new trainings and opportunities. That said, if you see or hear about a training or educational opportunity you’d like to share, please let us know and we are more than happy to share it with all out MPPA members!

Upcoming Trainings

LRIS “Rights of Police Officers” Training

June 18-19, 2024
Billings, Montana

As part of the MPPA’s Annual Conference, the Association is bringing in an expert from the Labor Relations Information System (LRIS) to provide attendees training that focus’s on the Rights of Police Officers, including recent developments in Law Enforcement Labor issues, as well as covering personal privacy issues, just cause for discipline, and more. 

  • To view the detailed training summary and registration information, click here

Grant Writing Training

July 6-7, 2023
Billings, Montana

Billings Police Department and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant writing workshop in Billings, MT – July 6-7, 2023.  This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find the funding sources and write winning grant proposals. 

For event details visit:

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

This training is approved for 16 POST credit hours. Discounted tuition for all Law Enforcement is $44with the discount code “Law“.  Price includes two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that’s packed full of tools, helpful discussions and sample grant proposals.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here.


Tammy Pitts
Grant Writing USA
888.435.7281 toll free

Samantha Puckett
Administrative Sergeant

More than 40,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.

Training Resources

FTO Training

Kaminsky and Associates has been recognized as a leader in providing training in the Field Training Officer (FTO) concept since the mid 1970s. Click here to visit the Kamansky and Associates website. 

Reid Technique

John E. Reed and Associates are utilized by businesses, law enforcement, and government organizations to conduct law enforcement training programs. Click here to visit the Reed Associates website. 

Verbal Judo

This program focuses on Dr. George Thompson’s de-escalation education and teaching individuals ways to gently, yet powerfully, persuade and help them avoid, resolve, and manage resistance by using presence and words to resolve conflict. Click here to visit the Verbal Judo website. 

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