Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)

The Billings Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) is made up of four full-time officers and one sergeant.

The primary duty of the STEP unit is the enforcement of traffic laws. The STEP team concentrates its enforcement efforts on problem areas in Billings such as school zones, areas of concern reported by citizens and high accident locations. These efforts result in safer roadways and streets, fewer fatalities and injuries, and reduces property damage.

The Billings STEP program obtains annual grant funds from the Montana Department of Transportation. These funds are utilized to pay overtime costs for extra DUI patrols and traffic enforcement. Patrols are targeted during high traffic/large event times of the year that typically involve the consumption of alcohol, such as New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July and Labor Day Weekend.

To contact the STEP team with any traffic questions or requests for extra traffic enforcement, please email them at

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Traffic FAQ’s

Q:  How do I report a traffic concern?
A:  Call the non-emergency dispatch center at 406-657-8200 or email the STEP team at

Q:  If I’m involved in an accident, can I move my vehicle out of the roadway to avoid another crash?
A:  Yes, if the vehicle can safely be moved and there are no injuries, the vehicles may be moved out of traffic.