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Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association

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Prairie County Sheriff's Office

Full-Time Deputy

Prairie County Sheriff's Office is Currently accepting applications for a full-time Deputy Sheriff. Starting salary is $41,900.00.

Deputy Sheriff's are sworn officers who enforce the law in Prairie County. Deputies must be able to work with people and be able to be fair with all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief, political affiliation, or economic level. Deputies will patrol the county and the city of Terry under contracted law enforcement services. Deputies will investigate crimes, arrest suspects when needed and provide transportation to correctional facilities. To be successful as a Deputy Sheriff, the candidate will need to be able to read and react to situations swiftly and make decisions on the spot. A Prairie County Deputy will treat the public firmly but be courteous, be undeterred by physical threats, and have the ability to understand and follow complex directions. The ideal candidate will be POST certified and be able to work without supervision.


  • Patrol Prairie County Interstate, Highways and roads.
  • Patrol the towns of Terry, Fallon and Mildred.
  • Patrol the Yellowstone River
  • Operate Radio, telephone, computer, and other communication devices to respond to complaints and other calls.
  • Assist citizens and properties under threat.
  • Assist at crash scenes and guarding disaster areas.
  • Detecting, investigating, and deterring criminal activities.
  • Apprehending criminal and traffic law offenders.
  • Transporting and escorting detainees to correctional facilities and involuntary psychiatric commitments to healthcare facilities.
  • Maintaining courtroom peace and security.
  • Serving court documents and attaching property.
  • Reporting to higher-ranking officers to report on assignments, and to ask for assistance and advice.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess, or be able to possess, a Montana driver's license
  • Must be in good physical condition
  • Must get P.O.S.T. certification within 12 months or being recruited
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED*
  • Must be legally able to own a firearm
  • Must have no felony convictions or domestic abuse convictions
  • Must have good verbal and written skills
  • Must be able to handle stressful situations
  • Must be able to work all hours
  • Must be able to work with the public
  • Must be able to multi-task and have exceptional time management skills
  • Must live in Prairie County

For further information or to receive an application via email, please call PCSO Administrative assistant Kristy Shannon at 406.635.5738 or email


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