Missoula Police Department

  • Agency: Missoula Police Department
  • Address: 435 Ryman St, Missoula, 59802 MT
  • Chief: Mark Muir (Chief of Police)
Phone: 406-552-6300
Fax: (406) 728-6690

Missoula Police Department is located at 435 Ryman St, Missoula, 59802 MT. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Muir. The Missoula Police Department phone number is 406-552-6300.

Missoula Police Department News

MPD Accident Investigators tell me there have been a lot of crashes lately where this statute is applicable. Vehicle Approaching Or Entering Intersection 61-8-339. Vehicle approaching or entering intersection. (1) (a) Except as provided in subsection (1)(b), when two or more vehicles enter or approach an intersection from different highways, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the right that are close enough to constitute an immediate hazard. (b) The driver of a vehicle on a highway that intersects another highway without crossing it shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the other highway that are close enough to constitute an immediate hazard.

Russell Street construction is underway and making significant progress. Next week, June 18-22, the River Road closure at the Russell Street intersection will be re-opening. The existing Russell Street paved detour route will be in effect until August. This is a shift in lane configurations on Russell. Two-way traffic continues to flow. Milwaukee Trail underpass construction and excavation will be ongoing through the end of the week. Please follow all posted detour signage for safe travel through the construction area. For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system continue to be in effect. All pedestrian traffic will be completely restricted north and south on Russell between Dakota and Wyoming while the Milwaukee excavation is taking place. Shoring will last for the rest of the week and should be moving from the area by Friday, June 15. Shoring is the process of temporarily supporting the ground around areas where deep excavations are taking place. Shoring occurs before beginning excavation so that surrounding soils will not collapse into the excavated space during excavation for the Milwaukee Trail and pedestrian undercrossing. To place the shoring, large pieces of metal are pounded into the ground to act as temporary walls. The depth is determined and calculated by an engineer depending on the depth of the excavated space and the weight of the soil behind the shoring. For example, on the Milwaukee Trail, the arches for the tunnels require 19 feet of excavation below ground, but the shoring will be driven in up to 40 feet per the project engineer. This is the construction activity causing currently noise. Once this shoring is complete, the noise local residents are experiencing should be significantly reduced; similar to what was previously occurring with general construction noise. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula. Shoring operations will then be moved to the north side of the existing bridge location in two weeks. Noise will be increased in this area but will be more sporadic than constant during work hours. As a reminder, all can use Mountain Line for safe travel through the construction area. Both Mountain Line and UDASH have consolidated bus stops during construction. Mountain Line has moved stops to Wyoming Street and First Street. UDASH buses do not operate during the University of Montana summer break. UDASH buses will resume service on Monday, August 27. As construction season moves forward, we host a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements. The project web cam now installed and running. Please click the following link to see the progress: http://www.montanadotwebcams.com/static/s14latest.jpg. More information is also available on the project webpage: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/russell/. Texting updates are also available. To register text “RUSSELL” to 41411. Katie Klietz Big Sky Public Relations on behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation.

Van Buren Street Interchange construction will continue nearly 24-hours per day the week of June 18-22, 2018. The westbound off-ramp from Interstate 90 to Van Buren Street (exit 105) is now closed to all traffic. The closure began Wednesday, June 13 and is anticipated to reopen Monday, June 25, dependent on weather and construction conditions. For drivers traveling westbound from East Missoula on Interstate 90, the westbound access ramp down to Van Buren Street will be closed. Drivers are encouraged to plan for additional travel time and to use alternative routes. Beyond roundabout construction, a portion of the existing Interstate 90 bridge deck will also be removed for sound wall installation. This will result in westbound Interstate 90 traffic being reduced to one lane with this configuration remaining in effect for the foreseeable future. Traffic will be slowed and drivers should anticipate additional travel time. Single lane traffic will be controlled by flaggers in both directions on Van Buren. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic is currently detoured to the existing sidewalks lining the west side of Van Buren Street. As a result, pedestrian facilities remaining on the east side will be closed for the majority of the 2018 summer. As construction season is underway, we host a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements. To subscribe for texting updates, you will have to text “VANBUREN” to 41411. Katie Klietz Big Sky Public Relations on behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation.

***Update - We're hearing word that little Lyric may have been found, and are attempting to confirm. As of 11:10 am we have confirmed that Lyric has been located. Please contact Helena PD for additional information if you wish. Please be on the look-out for this little girl and her non-custodial father. Contact local law enforcement immediately if you see them.

Thank you for your courage and sacrifice. Thank you for your service, sir!

MT DOT is urging pedestrians crossing Russell St. at the intersection of Wyoming to utilize the orange safety flags when crossing. They are hoping it will make pedestrians more visible to motorists and other traffic and reduce potential injuries from the hectic traffic and construction in the area. Just grab one at the corner, and leave it at the opposite corner after you cross.

Corrected list for 2018 Summer Meal Sites! Call (406) 549-0543 for more info, or text "SUMMER MEALS" to 97779. MCPS Open Meal Sites M - F: Breakfast 8:30 - 10:30 am and Lunch 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Chief Charlo Elementary Lowell School Franklin School Old Missoula College Building Missoula Food Bank Sites EmPower Place M - F Lunch 11:00 am - 1:00 pm M, Tu, Thu Supper 5 - 7:00 pm Council Groves Apartments Lunch 12 - 1:30 pm Missoula Public Library M - F Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Burns Street Bistro M - F Snack 3 - 5:00 pm/Supper 5:00 pm Missoula Food Bank Mobile Meal Sites Playfair Park M - F Lunch 11:00 - 12:00 pm Travois Village M - F Lunch 12:30 - 1:30 pm River of Life Church Sites East Missoula Lions Park M - F Lunch 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Hellgate Lions Park (Bonner) M - F Lunch 12:15 - 1:15 pm *Special thanks to Bobbie Lynn Boushele for providing the updated list!

Nice work, Officer Tennison! "Salisha Tennison trained with Roxanne Ross and Parolman TJ Templeton at Montana Victim Advocate Academy on June 5. She and Patrolman Templeton did a mock Domestic Violence scenario to show 36 advocates the difficulties and complex dynamics that can happen on these calls. I just wanted to acknowledge her and let you know how impactful it was to the training. Thank you." ~Roxanne Ross

MPD Crime Prevention Officer Ethan Smith had the chance to stop by Missoula Early Learning Center Preschool and speak to the kids about being a police officer, and about being safe. Officer Smith stated, "We are always grateful for the opportunity to reach out to our local kids".

It is an honor to serve the citizens of Missoula!

In the early morning hours of 6/3/18, unknown suspect(s) made off with a silver flatbed trailer loaded with an olive green Polaris Razor RZR900 quadricycle (doors have been enclosed since photo was taken), a Honda 110 motorcycle (red/white), and two blue/white Yamaha 430 dirt bikes from a residence in the 600 block of Howell St. An anonymous tip indicated the stolen vehicles may have been seen in Hamilton, MT in the past couple of days. If you see the vehicles in the attached photographs, or have information about this crime, please contact Det. Stacy Lear at (406) 552-6283.

Van Buren Street Interchange construction will continue nearly 24-hours per day the week of June 11-15, 2018. The westbound off-ramp from Interstate 90 to Van Buren Street (exit 105) will be closed to all traffic beginning the morning of Wednesday, June 13 and is anticipated to reopen Monday, June 25, dependent on weather and construction conditions. For drivers traveling westbound from East Missoula on Interstate 90, the westbound access ramp down to Van Buren Street will be closed. Drivers are encouraged to plan for additional travel time and to use alternative routes. Beyond roundabout construction, a portion of the existing Interstate 90 bridge deck will also be removed for sound wall installation. This will result in westbound Interstate 90 traffic being reduced to one lane with this configuration remaining in effect for the foreseeable future. Traffic will be slowed and drivers should anticipate additional travel time. Single lane traffic will be controlled by flaggers in both directions on Van Buren. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic is currently detoured to the existing sidewalks lining the east side of Van Buren Street. As a result, pedestrian facilities remaining on the west side will be closed for the majority of the 2018 summer. As construction season is underway, we host a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements. To subscribe for texting updates, you will have to text “VANBUREN” to 41411. Katie Klietz Big Sky Public Relations on behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation

Detours and short-distance closures are in effect for the Russell Street – Broadway to Dakota project thorughout the week of June 11-15, 2018. A paved detour route on Russell Street will be in effect until August. This will be a shift in lane configurations on Russell Street, but two-way traffic will continue to flow. The short section of River Road at the Russell Street intersection will continue to be closed. For Milwaukee Trail users, trail system detours continue to be in effect. All pedestrian traffic will be completely restricted north and south on Russell between Dakota and Wyoming while the Milwaukee excavation is taking place. Drilling will last for the rest of the week and should be moving from the area by Friday, June 15. Once that is complete, the noise local residents are experiencing should be significantly reduced; similar to what was previously occurring with general construction noise. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula. As a reminder, all can use Mountain Line for safe travel through the construction area. Both Mountain Line and UDASH have consolidated bus stops during construction. Mountain Line has moved stops to Wyoming Street and First Street. UDASH buses do not operate during the University of Montana summer break. UDASH buses will resume service on Monday, August 27. As construction season moves forward, we are hosting a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements. After much anticipation, the project web cam now installed and running. Please click the following link to see the progress: http://www.montanadotwebcams.com/static/s14latest.jpg. More information is also available on the project webpage: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/russell/. Texting updates are also available. To register text “RUSSELL” to 41411. Katie Klietz Big Sky Public Relations on behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation.

If you are a victim of crime, please consider reporting the incident to law enforcement.

MPD Accident Investigator Stan Fullerton is attempting to identify the vehicle and driver depicted in the attached photos. It was reported on 6/4/18 that at approximately 2:30 pm this vehicle was involved in a collision at a car wash bay located in the 2700 block of Reserve St. The collision resulted in damage to a wall. The driver is described as a white male, 35-45 years of age, tattoos on his arms, and was wearing a sports jersey with the number "27" on it. If you can help with this case, please contact Fullerton at (406) 552-6300.

Van Buren Street Interchange construction will continue nearly 24-hours per day the week of June 4-8, 2018. Single-lane traffic configurations heading westbound on Van Buren Street will be facilitated throughout the week. No closures are anticipated although night-work will be in effect to complete an aggressive work schedule. Westbound I-90 traffic will be reduced to one lane for the foreseeable future. Ramp closures anticipated to begin next week, June 14. Drivers are encouraged to plan for additional travel time and to use alternative routes where possible. Drivers are reminded to look for signage and that fines double when workers are present. As construction season is underway, we host a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements. To subscribe for texting updates, you will have to text “VANBUREN” to 41411. Katie Klietz Big Sky Public Relations on behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation.

The Missoula Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and fun-filled Memorial Day weekend. Please remember those who have served and continue to do so. Remember those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy.

Drivers are reminded to be alert when traveling between Memorial Day barbeques on Russell Street. A paved detour route will be in effect until August. This will be a shift in lane configurations on Russell Street, but two-way traffic will continue to flow. River Road will be closed to traffic beginning Tuesday, May 29. Drivers will be detoured to Curtis and Wyoming Streets to access Russell Street. Workers will be off of the roadway by noon tomorrow, Friday, May 25, ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. No work will be completed on Monday, May 28. For Milwaukee Trail users, detours for the trail system are now in effect. Traveling in restricted construction zones is prohibited. The public is reminded to follow all posted detour signage. As a reminder, all can use Mountain Line for safe travel through the construction area. Both Mountain Line and UDASH have consolidated bus stops during construction. Mountain Line has moved stops to Wyoming Street and First Street. UDASH buses do not operate during the University of Montana summer break. UDASH buses will resume service on Monday, August 27. Shoring at the Milwaukee Trail will continue through the end of next week. Once that is complete, the noise local residents are experiencing should be significantly reduced; similar to what was previously occurring with general construction noise. We apologize for the disruption this is causing and truly thank all for their patience as we build this connection through the heart of Missoula. As construction season moves forward, we will also be hosting a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements. After much anticipation, the project webcam now installed and running. Please click the following link to see the progress: http://www.montanadotwebcams.com/static/s14latest.jpg. More information is also available on the project webpage: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/russell/. Texting updates are also available. To register text “RUSSELL” to 41411. Katie Klietz Big Sky Public Relations on behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation.

****Update 5/26/18 The two current serving commissioners are Dan Doyle and Suzanne Peterson. The three member commission has one vacancy, at present. Currently, who are the only two members of the three member Police Commission?

Van Buren Street Interchange construction will impact traffic May 29 – June 1. Traffic will be shifting back and forth throughout the week, with single lanes heading westbound. Van Buren Street night work will be concluded following tonight, Thursday, May 24. Crews will be off of the work site at noon tomorrow, Friday, May 25. A portion of the existing I-90 bridge deck will continue to be removed for sound wall installation, which will begin mid-week. Westbound I-90 traffic will also be reduced to one lane. This configuration will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. Existing pavement on Van Buren Street will be removed for reconstruction and some uneven surfaces may be present. Drivers are reminded to look for signage and that fines double when workers are present. As construction season is underway, we are hosting a public Q&A session every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army in Missoula. This is an informal opportunity to stop by to ask questions about any of the projects in the Missoula urban-area, including Van Buren, Russell or ADA improvements. To subscribe for texting updates, you will have to text “VANBUREN” to 41411. Katie Klietz Big Sky Public Relations on behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation.

Lower Rattlesnake Residents and Commuters , As part of the Van Buren Street Interchange project, the Montana Department of Transportation and general contractor, Knife River, will be working at night beginning Tuesday, May 22. Work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Night construction will continue Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. In order to create a safer and more efficient intersection, existing asphalt will need to be removed along Van Buren Street. As a result, Van Buren Street will be single-lane traffic , facilitated by stop lights. No complete closures are planned. Neighbors can expect the same level of limited construction noise during these night hours as is experienced during the day. We understand this project has a large impact on our community and truly thank all for their patience and understanding during construction. A member of Big Sky Public Relations' staff is currently canvassing the area to inform residents of this update. Please feel free to call our project hotline at (406) 207-4484 or email Katie at katie@bigskypublicrelations.com with questions or concerns. We are here to help minimize impacts however we can. Katie Klietz Big Sky Public Relations on behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation.