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Our Values...

We value human life...
We expect employees to perform their jobs in a manner which emphasizes the protection of life and minimizes the risk of unnecessary injury or death to any person.

We value the principles of the constitutions of the United States and the State of Montana. We value the system of laws which governs us...
We respect the dignity and rights of the individual. We are governed by a set of laws, not men; as such, we value the system of laws of the United States, the State of Montana and the County of Park. We recognize that our role as a member of the Executive Branch of government is to uphold the Constitution and laws.

We value the communities we serve...
We believe that the purpose for our organizational existence is to serve our communities. We must be open and responsive to changing conditions and needs, and recognize and respect diversity. We believe it is our responsibility to keep the peace not only by enforcing the law, but also by working with communities to reduce problems by identifying and addressing causes. We believe that community and problem-oriented policing is an ongoing process, and not a program with a beginning and an end.

We value the person...
We value the diversity of the individual, which stems from differences in race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, handicap, or socio-economic status. We will treat all individuals with courtesy, respect, and dignity.

We value organizational excellence...
We value a working environment in which individuals working as a team strive for superior professional performance focused towards achieving the organizational mission and goals.

We value the strength of personal character in our employees ...
We value open and honest communicators who display high moral and ethical conduct, integrity, adaptability, and sound judgment. We believe each employee must be a leader in the department and community. We expect employees to be result-oriented problem solvers who are responsible and accountable..

 

Sheriff - M. AlLan Lutes    Undersheriff - Scott Hamilton

The purpose and mission of Park County Sheriff's Office is to serve and protect the persons and property in Park County and to enforce the laws of the United States. We recognize the badge of our office as a symbol of public faith and we accept it as a public trust to be held so long as we are employed in police service. We will constantly strive to achieve the objectives, ideals and ethics set forth above, as we dedicate ourselves before God to our chosen profession . . . law enforcement.

The Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement, search and rescue, animal control and emergency related services to the citizens of Park County, Montana. Park County encompasses an area of 2,802 square miles where there are 140 miles between Wilsall, a town in the northern tip of Park County, and Cooke City, a town in the southern tip of Park County. Approximately 16,000 people are permanent residents of Park County. Currently, we have fifteen (15) full-time Deputies which includes the Sheriff, Undersheriff, Lieutenant, two Sergeants, two Detectives, two Corporals, and six Deputies.

Our Detention Center currently staffs eight Detention Officers and houses a maximum of twenty (20) inmates. The Detention Officers not only provide meals, and general care for the inmates but they also provide transportation to medical and dental appointments, transfers to other county detention centers and mental health facilities throughout the state.

Our Civil and Business Office handles and assist in the countywide service of Civil Papers, Orders of Protection, Writs of Executions, State of Montana Child Support Enforcement Services, Property Sales, Abandoned Vehicles, Concealed Weapons, and general operation and support to the Sheriff's Office.