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Emergencies - 9-1-1

Non-Emergencies - (406) 447-8293


Sheriff Leo C. Dutton    

Undersheriff Dave Rau

Phone: (406)447-8235

Finance Officer:
Tammy Potter 
Phone: (406)447-8258 

Mailing Address:
221 Breckenridge
Helena, MT 59601
Sheriff's Office Email

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Mission Statement
Dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services in partnership with the community.

Vision Statement
To enhance the quality of life in Lewis & Clark County through progressive law enforcement, quality personnel, innovative training and incorporating the latest technology.

Who we are
The Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office is the chief law enforcement agency in Lewis & Clark County, Montana. It is comprised of sixty employees including sworn officers, detention officers and professional support staff. The Sheriff's Office provides general law enforcement, detention functions, rural fire support and search and rescue operations for the citizens of Lewis & Clark County in a service area of over two million acres. Additionally, this agency provides specialized regional services to the entire county and contract law enforcement to specific areas.

The Sheriff, who is elected by the residents of Lewis & Clark County, is the chief executive officer of the agency. He and his command staff manage the day to day investigations, evidence management, civil process and a number of support operations necessary to provide full law enforcement coverage and services for Lewis & Clark County.

Currently, the Sheriff's Office provides regional/resident law enforcement services in Lincoln and Augusta as well as contract law enforcement services at Canyon Ferry Lake during the summer. These services include general patrol services and the D.A.R.E. program, as well as any necessary investigative services.