Established in 1933, the Montana Highway Patrol is a public agency that has a workforce of 200 staff members. It provides services for safeguarding the lives and properties of the people using the highway traffic system of Montana. The agency maintains the Montana Law Enforcement Academy, which is one of the leading law enforcement and public safety educational and training institutions for state, county, city and tribal officers throughout the state. The Montana Highway Patrol is operated by the Montana Department of Justice, which is a public safety agency that provides a range of specialized assistance to local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies throughout the state. The agency undertakes cases for failure to use seatbelts, speeding and other dangerous driving violations. The Montana Highway Patrol is headquartered in Helena, Mont.