The Sheriff of Missoula County is the chief law enforcement officer and is responsible for the enforcement of state and county laws and statutes. The Missoula County Sheriff also serves as coroner, investigating all unattended deaths or deaths that may be criminally caused.
The department provides speakers for civic groups and schools, and assists in programs such as fingerprinting and photographing children for identification purposes as a prevention against child abduction.
The patrol officers travel more than 750,000 miles annually to patrol the 2,600 square miles of Missoula County. They write about 3,000 investigative reports that result in either immediate arrest of the suspects, or are turned over to the detective division for further follow-up and prosecution.
Member Since: 2013