Sheriff's Department

When making a 9-1-1 call, the 9-1-1 operator will need to know:

  • Your name
  • The telephone number where you are
  • The address where you are
  • Nature of the problem

You will be asked to stay on the line. Do not hang up.

Please remember that 9-1-1 is an emergency number for emergency services and should be used ONLY for emergency or disaster situations.

The sheriff's office is responsible for a variety of duties related to enforcing state and local laws. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Investigation of all crimes committed in the County
  • Preserve the peace
  • Attend all courts and carry out court orders
  • Patrol all roads within the County
  • Animal control in rural areas of the County
  • Serve all civil processes and warrants of arrest
  • Collect delinquent taxes
  • Oversee the detention center

The Sheriff's office also provides many services not specifically required by law.

  • Livestock/branding inspections
  • GVW permitting
  • Drug and violence education

In addition, the Sheriff functions as the head of the Search and Rescue.

Thomas A. Kuka

Jeff Pruttis

Non-Emergency Calls
(406) 271-4060

Emergency Calls

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