In October, 2007 the MBCC kicked off their statewide crime prevention initiative with its first ever Montana Crime Prevention Conference. The conference was held in Billings and was open to anyone with an interest in public safety and crime prevention. Since its conception the Montana Crime Prevention Conference has been successful in bringing in local and national experts from various fields educating over 1,000 Montanans that include: law enforcement agencies, corrections, treatment providers, community groups, citizens and school officials.
One of the major goals of the Montana Crime Prevention Initiative beginning in 2007 was to establish a steering committee to develop and implement a statewide crime prevention coalition. During the First Annual Montana Crime Conference a 17 member committee was formed and began working on the coalition’s vision statement, mission statement, guiding principles and By-laws. In 2010, the crime prevention coalition formed a non-profit 501 (c) 3 named the Montana Crime Prevention Association (MCPA). http://www.mtcrimeprevention.org/ MCPA is recognized as the driving force in promoting and advancing sustainable crime prevention programs and in enhancing public safety through progressive resources and training tailored to address local needs throughout the Tribal Nations and across the State of Montana.
MBCC has brought in numerous accredited national trainings to Montana. Successful training has included:
- Addressing Alcohol-Related Public Safety Problems Through Prevention, Enforcement and Prosecution
- Basic Crime Prevention Training by the National Crime Prevention Association (NCPA)
- Domestic Violence Training by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
- Environmental Strategies that Combat Underage Drinking by the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center
- Human Trafficking Training
- Jail Evacuation Training by the National Sheriff’s Association
- Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
- Neighborhood Watch Training by USA on Watch, National Sheriff’s Association
- State and Local Anti Terrorism Training by the U.S. Department of Justice, State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program
- Victim Services: Expanding Resources
MBCC continues to work proactively in crime prevention on a statewide basis by supporting collaborative partnerships, training and education that addresses, encourages, and supports crime prevention efforts throughout the Tribal Nations and across the State of Montana.