Gallatin County, Montana
Gallatin County Sheriff's Office
Proudly Serving Gallatin County
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, Sheriff / Coroner
, UnderSheriff
, Chaplain
615 S. 16th Avenue, Room 22 
Bozeman ,MT 59715 
(406) 582-2100
(406) 582-2126
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Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office
Public Safety Academy

The GCSO Public Safety Academy affords Gallatin County citizens an opportunity to experience law enforcement from the inside. For ten weeks, one night a week, you can learn from the best in law enforcement, crisis intervention, search and rescue, and emergency medical services. The academy will lead you through making traffic stops, field sobriety maneuvers, crime scene management and evidence collection, and hands-on CPR. You will be able to ride along with a GCSO deputy, sit beside a 911 dispatcher, and tour the Gallatin County Detention Center. You can try on the body armor worn by the Special Response Team, learn how undercover detectives track drug deals, climb inside an air ambulance, and watch a K9 stop a bad guy. This is a great introduction to how public safety works in your community!

The academy is free and open to any Gallatin County resident 18 years and older.  For more information or to register for the next academny, contact Captain Shane Frantz by phone at 582-2120 or by e-mail at

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GCSO Mounted Patrol
July 4, 2017
Photo Credit: Emily Lewis


GCSO Mounted Patrol "Gunner"
meets MSU Bobcat Mascot "Champ"

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MSU Bobcat Fans meet
GCSO Mounted Patrol "Gunner" and "Bo"

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The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office was formed in 1865 and has had a tradition of service to our community ever since. We are responsible for general law enforcement in Gallatin County. These duties include, but are not limited to Search and Rescue, criminal investigation, general patrol, civil process, Office of the Coroner, detention, animal control, concealed weapons permits, prisoner transports, and court security.

We patrol the county's 2,517 square miles by car, truck, boat, bike, and even snowmobile. We are currently allotted 59 sworn deputies that are assigned to several detachments including Patrol, Detectives, Administration, Support Services, and the Missouri River Drug Task Force.  We also administer the Gallatin County Detention Center where our dedicated civilian detention officers attend to incarcerated individuals.

As proud members of this Office, we are dedicated to protect
and serve the citizens and visitors of Gallatin County.

Enhance the quality of life in Gallatin County through service and innovation from dedicated, caring Peace Officers.

Keep the Peace – We will protect the quality of life by keeping the peace and enforcing the law through hard work with knowledgeable, well trained people, committed to doing what is right.

Serve – We serve those who entrust us. We will serve with empathy and compassion while holding ourselves and one another accountable above all else. 

Balanced – Our response to any situation will be appropriate, effective and productive. We survive through maintaining our physical, emotional and mental health.