Join the CCSO

  1. Learn more about becoming a Deputy Sheriff
  2. Learn more about becoming an Adult Detention Officer



A Deputy Sheriff serves in a highly responsible and visible capacity in the protection of life and property, preserves the public peace, prevents crimes, arrest violators of the law, enforces all laws and ordinances and performs other related work as required or assigned. Must successfully have completed or be able to complete all components of P.O.S.T. training or equivalency testing. 

Special assignment opportunities are available in Detectives, HIDTA, Violent Crimes Task Force, K9, Search and Rescue, and SRO/Street Law along with promotional rank advancements subject to applicable service requirements. Deputies are assigned a take home patrol vehicle after successfully completing their FTO period. 

See Job Posting for complete details.


  • Obtain a complete physical and psychological examination by a licensed physician prior to employment.
  • Provide High School Diploma, GED, or HSE.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Possess or be eligible for a Montana Driver's License with a good driving record.
  • Submit to a criminal history and extensive background investigation.
  • Successfully complete an oral interview board.


Base salary is $25.44 - $26.13 per hour depending on experience.


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