MPD and The Shelter in Place Order


Public Safety and Law Enforcement continue to be top priorities for the Missoula Police Department. As such, we apply state and local laws where appropriate with the United States Constititution and our State Constitution in mind.  MPD Officers are out on patrol and responding to emergency calls for service, and in-progress’ crimes. What we are not doing is stopping people on the street to determine their business, or be the “social distance police.”  Rather, it is our focus to assist and educate our citizens on the directives, and provide assistance where possible for our citizens in relation to COVID-19 issues.  MPD is concerned about the well-being and safety of our commumity, and ask the community to voluntarily follow the orders for everyone’s health and safety.