The Sheriff’s Administration Division is staffed by the sheriff, undersheriff, patrol captain, detention captain, finance coordinator, radio project coordinator and two support staff who are responsible for a wide variety of duties overseeing the general day-to-day operations of the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
In addition, sheriff’s administration is responsible for processing catering permits, and all concealed weapon applications for Lewis and Clark County. This includes background checks and actual issuance of the permit. Over 1,700 Concealed Weapon Permits have been issued in Lewis and Clark County Sheriff.
The Sheriff’s Office utilizes the Public Safety Mill Levy and presently administers a budget in excess of 8.5 million dollars. Budgeted costs are focused in the areas of communications, inmate medical services, vehicle fleet management and internal staffing, with the first and foremost priority of ensuring that the basic law enforcement services are adequately maintained to meet the statutory duties of the sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office currently is staffed by seventy-three employees consisting of 40 sworn and 33 civilian non-sworn personnel filling the positions of detention and support staff. The Sheriff’s Office presently manages and was awarded the following grants: EUDL (enforcing underage drinking laws), Vest grant (bullet proof vests for deputies), DES grant for the Bomb Squad, DES grant for the Montana Law Enforcement Administrator’s Guide for tactical incidents and situations, DUI Fund grant, and the Byrnes Grant which reimburses partial salaries for the Missouri Drug Task Force.