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431.jpg Nick Rauser


Sheriff Rauser began his Law Enforcement career in Broadwater County as a Detention Officer in 2007. In 2009, he moved to Meagher County where he started his career as a Deputy. In 2014, he transferred to Jefferson County until he came back to Broadwater County in June of 2017. He advanced through the ranks as Deputy/Coroner, Patrol Sergeant, Detective, Captain and currently holds the position of Sheriff. 


432.jpg Brandon Harris

Undersheriff/Deputy Coroner

Undersheriff Harris began his Law Enforcement career in Broadwater County as a Deputy in 2004. Throughout the years, he has advanced through the ranks as K9 Officer, Senior Deputy, Captain and currently holds the position of Undersheriff.



Mark Wood


Captain Wood began his Law Enforcement career in 1990 with the Metropolitan Police Department Washington, D.C. and retired from there in 2016.  He started with the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office in 2016 as a part time Deputy and soon after went to full time. In 2018 he restarted the K9 program and has advanced through the ranks as Deputy, K9 Handler, Sergeant and currently holds the position of Captain.


The Administrative staff members consist of employees who manage the "business" side of the Sheriff's Office. They assist the Sheriff by recommending agency policies and ensuring that all component parts of the Sheriff’s Office coordinate their activities in order to promote a greater efficiency in accomplishing the objectives of the Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to operational responsibilities, they have daily contact with members of the public in the office and by phone.


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