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The Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service agency responsible for keeping the peace, upholding the state laws within the county, the operation of the jail, emergency dispatch, search and rescue, and civil process. We are also responsible for supporting the courts with security and prisoner transports. We participate in and provide support for the Beaverhead County Tactical Team and the Southwest Montana Drug Task Force. The mission of the Sheriff’s Office is to maintain and improve the quality of life within the community by working with all people to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.

Sign up to receive emergency alerts from the Sheriff’s Office using the form below or texting your ZIPCODE to 888777.


The Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Office provides fingerprinting services, by appointment, to the public. Fingerprints are taken on Saturdays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM by appointment ONLY. The cost is $20 for 3 cards. Please call (406) 683-3700 for appointments.

Concealed Weapon Permits

To obtain a concealed weapon permit (CWP) in Beaverhead County you must fill out an application, submit proof of a firearms safety class, and be fingerprinted for the purpose of a background check. The application is available below; please wait to sign the application until you are at the Sheriff’s Office so that your signature can be witnessed.

The cost of a CWP is as follows:

  • New permit – $55.00
  • Renewal – $25.00

Fingerprinting for CWPs is on Thursdays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM by appointment only. Please call (406) 683-3700 to make an appointment.

Concealed Weapons Permit Application

Detention Center

The Beaverhead County Detention Center is responsible for the care and custody of individuals accused of a crime, convicted individuals awaiting sentencing, sentenced inmates awaiting transport and prisoners sentenced to the County Detention Center. The mission of the Sheriff’s Office is to maintain and improve the quality of life within the community by working with all people to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.

Jail Roster

Jail Visitation Policy

Detention Phone: (406) 683-3700 Ext. 3718

Visitation Hours:
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fridays: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

*Visitation can be canceled at any time without any notice


Dillon Area Siren Sounds

Please listen to the three audio files below. Understanding the difference between the two sounds is crucial in an emergency

The “Noon Siren” is our daily test of the siren. It will sound every day at noon from the sirens located at Search and Rescue and the Dillon Fire Hall. This siren will not sound at UMW.

The “Dillon Fire Dispatched” Siren is sounded when the Dillon Volunteer Fire Department is dispatched for either a fire call or a vehicle accident. Please watch out for emergency vehicles during the time immediately following this siren and remember to MOVE OVER.

The “Disaster/Emergency Tone” will sound in the event of a major emergency in the Dillon area. This could include events such as the failure of the Clark Canyon Dam, a major earthquake or a tornado. Please sign up for emergency text message alerts by texting your ZIPCODE to 888777, you will be notified of what is happening and what you need to do via this system.


Opening for a Sworn Deputy Sheriff Position

Position Title: Deputy Sheriff

Starting Salary: $22.39/hour- $46,562.57/year

Benefits: Sheriff’s Retirement System, Health Insurance Allowance, Take Home Patrol Vehicle, Paid Vacation and Sick leave, Longevity, Certification Pay, and On-Call Pay.

Position Summary:

The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for performing law enforcement and crime prevention work including patrolling of assigned areas, preserving the peace, serving warrants and making arrests, and assisting in preliminary criminal investigations. This includes assignments to patrol, civil, investigations, search and rescue, court security; and performing related duties as assigned. Applicants are required to meet the peace officer employment, education, and certification standards as outlined in 7-32-303 MCA.

Applications: P.O.S.T Applications and full job descriptions are available at the Sheriff’s Office at 2 South Pacific Street Ste. 16, Dillon, MT 59725; or on the County website at

Mail Completed P.O.S.T Application, Cover letter, and certifications to Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Office 2 South Pacific #16 Dillon Mt 59725. Beaverhead County is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications will be accepted until October 13th at 5:00 pm. Interviews will be arranged after reviewing of applications. The position will remain open until filled.

For any inquiries or questions, contact Kari Towery at 406-683-3704.

Name/Title Position Phone Email
Paul L Craft Sheriff 406-683-3700 Email
William L Knox Undersheriff 406-683-3700 Email
Kari Towery Administrative Assistant 406-683-3700 Email
Julie Briggs Coroner (406) 683-2112 Email
Dale Stewart Chaplain 406-683-3700
Jeremiah Wyrick Deputy 406-683-3700
Ceth Haggard Deputy 406-683-3700
Kenneth Peterson Deputy 406-683-3700
Michael Miles Deputy 406-683-3700
Aaron Bowman Deputy 406-683-3700
David Wendt Deputy 406-683-3700
Souleymane Diedhiou Reserve Deputy 406-683-3700
Austin Cross Jail Commander 406-683-3700
Garrett Hope Detention Officer 406-683-3700
Shelby Westfall Detention Officer 406-683-3700
Daniel Field Detention Officer 406-683-3700
Chad Christensen Detention Officer  406-683-3700
Hagan Hurst Detention Officer 406-683-3700


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Dial 911

(406) 683-3700


(406) 683-3778



2 South Pacific Street, Suite 16
Dillon, MT 59725