Patrol Bureau

Process for Hiring: Deputy Sheriff, Lewis & Clark County

The Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office uses the "Montana Law Enforcement Consortium" to hire deputies.  The first step is for the candidate to fill out the "MTLETC" registration packet, available online or at, pay the nominal processing fee to test ($35.00 Non-refundable). Next the candidate will need to go to one of the testing locations in Montana where testing is conducted several times a year.  Both a written and physical fitness test will be given.

Upon passing the written and physical fitness test, the candidates name and contact information is added to the consortium list for 18-months.  A candidate can pick and choose which agencies s/he would like to be considered for. 

will send out a (Statewide or Nationwide) teletype to all law enforcement agencies indicating a vacancy for the sworn deputy position.  Individuals currently employed as sworn officers/deputies can apply without being listed on the consortium. 

To learn more about MTLETC or to register please go to

When the Sheriff’s office hires a new deputy

We open the position to those who are registered and tested through the consortium (see above). Applicants will then fill out a POST application. (See below)

If you have already registered, and passed the required testing through the consortium, you are automatically added to the Montana Law Enforcement Consortium List and will be notified when a position with the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office becomes available.  At that time you can then fill out a Lewis & Clark County Employment Application. (See below

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Deputy.

POST Application


Patrol Bureau


Dispatch - (406) 447-8293

Patrol Captain Brent Colbert: (406) 447-8247

Sgt. Matt Reighard: (406) 447-8248

Sgt. Brian Robinson: (406) 447-8248

Sgt. Chris Weiss: (406) 447-8248

Sgt. Kevin Wright: (406) 447-8831

Sgt. Uriah Wood: (406) 457-8831


The patrol division currently consists of 27 sworn positions in two detachments.  Three Deputies are assigned to our Sub-stations as resident deputies to serve the residents of Lincoln, Augusta and Wolf Creek.  Two of these live in or around Lincoln and Augusta.

The remaining 24 are assigned to the greater Helena Valley area and primarily serve the communities and neighborhoods around Helena, East Helena, Canyon Creek, Marysville, Birdseye, Baxendale, Lakeside, York, East & West Valley and Canyon Ferry.  Of these, Helena and East Helena have their own local police departments that we work closely with.  We operate lake patrols around Canyon Ferry Lake.

Our patrol deputies also handle prisoner transports along with fielding calls for service and performing general patrol duties and traffic enforcement.