NW Montana Local Law Enforcement
Columbia Falls’ exceptional quality of life is based on a single foundation: When people work together, great things can be accomplished. The formula extends to public safety. Crime prevention and enforcement require more than a great police force. It also takes a strong partnership with the citizens and a community that cares. As a police chief, I’m honored to work with a department of highly trained and dedicated officers. That partnership makes Columbia Falls a great, safe place to live.
The Kalispell Police Department takes great pride in solving problems and being proactive rather than reactive! Our Value statement is, "As members of the community we are committed to excellence for those we serve, each other and ourselves through the shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Loyalty, Professionalism and Honor". Our Mission is "proactive policing through community education and partnerships ensuring the highest level of public safety while upholding the rights and dignity of those we serve" as is expressed through our motto "Striving to Exceed Expectations".
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office is located in Kalispell, Montana, and is made up of more than 50 sworn law enforcement Deputies and 50 civilian members. The mission of the men and women of the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office is to consistently contribute to our community’s reputation as a safe place to:
We accomplish our mission by providing the highest quality law enforcement, detention, community education, and support services possible. We are committed to serving the community. We are professional, responsive, systematic, adapt rapidly to changes in the community, and add value in return for the tax dollars with which we are entrusted.
The Glacier County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of twenty-five sworn and civilian employees that serve four small communities and two incorporated towns are located within the county. Glacier County is located in northwestern Montana between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. Our geographically and culturally diverse county includes the Blackfeet reservation, Glacier Park, and Lewis and Clark National forest lands. We are boarded by 75 miles of international boundary with two gates open year-round and one seasonal international border crossings into Alberta Canada.
The Mission of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is to enhance the quality of life in our county by working in partnership with the community we serve. We strive to promote safety, enforce the laws, and safeguard the constitutional rights of all people. Located in northwestern Montana along Flathead Lake, Lake County is Montana’s ninth most populous with 28,986 residents, according to the 2012 estimates produced by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is proud of our commitment to being a trusted partner in the Lincoln County community, dedicated to ensuring that our county remains a safe place to live, work and visit, by providing professional law enforcement services to our fellow citizens. We are determined to do the right thing, at the right time, and for the right reason. We have dedicated to the certainty that the single greatest measure of our success is the unwavering satisfaction of the community we are entrusted to serve and protect.
The Sheriff and Coroner is a combined office in Mineral County, as it is in most of Montana. The combined office serves the county residents by providing the services of:
- Civil Processes
- County Detention Center Administration
- Criminal Investigation
- District Court Bailiff
- Human Death Inquiries/Investigations
- Law Enforcement
The Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the county emergency services communications center (911 for Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)), and the Mineral County Search and Rescue. The office includes sworn and non-sworn Public Safety Officers such as Deputy Sheriffs (regular and reserve), Deputy Coroners, Detention Officers, Communications Officers, and Auxiliary Officers.
The Pondera County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for a variety of duties related to enforcing state and local laws. Typical responsibilities include:
- Animal control in rural areas of the county
- Attend all courts and carry out court orders
- Collect delinquent taxes
- Investigation of all crimes committed in the county
- Oversee the detention center
- Patrol all roads within the county
- Preserve the peace
- Serve all civil processes and warrants of arrest
The Sheriff’s office also provides many services not specifically required by law such as Livestock/branding inspections, GVW permitting, and Drug and violence education. In addition, the Sheriff functions as the head of the Search and Rescue.
Sanders County is located in Northwestern Montana. It is bordered on the west by Idaho’s Panhandle and is Montana’s 18th most populous county with approximately 11,000 residents. The county was established in 1905 and named after Wilbur Fisk Sanders, pioneer and U.S. Senator from Montana. The Clark Fork River, a tributary of the Columbia, runs the length of the valley in Sanders County. The county also encompasses the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and two National Forests.
Teton County, located on the Rocky Mountain Front, forms the seam between the wildlands and wilderness of the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the foothills and plains domesticated by area ranchers and farmers. Teton County is made up of small communities, sparsely populated, linked by miles of country roads and highways that are dedicated to maintaining the special quality of life that makes living here so worthwhile. Teton County is a slice out of America’s heartland and, in some ways, is a slice out of this country’s past. Crime rates are low; violent crime is almost non-existent. We still enjoy old-fashioned pleasures like community dances, family picnics, and going for a drive in the country.