Press Releases


Detention Officer Position (Closed)

The Sheriff's Office has a full time Detention Officer position open. This position has a full benefit package including a 20 retirement, vacation/sick leave, health insurance, holiday pay, uniform allowance etc. This job requires a 13 week Field Training Program, along with completing the 4 week Detention/Correction Officer Basic Academy in Helena. If you're interested, please fill out a standard P.O.S.T. Application. you can obtain the application from our website at www.broadwatercountysheriff.org or pick one up at the Sheriff's Office. This position closes on November 15th.




Regular Broadwater County burn season is March 1st- November 30th 


To obtain a burn permit in Broadwater county you will need to purchase a burn permit online or in person by visiting the Townsend Fire Station at 130 S Cedar St in Townsend (Please call first at 266-5535).

You are required to activate your burn permit each time you burn. You can activate online or by calling Broadwater County Automated Phone Activation System at 1-855-808-BURN(2876). 

Broadwater County Sheriffs Office does not issue or activate burn permits. 





Montana Road Condition Information






Road conditions can change rapidly. Please use caution when traveling. For latest road conditions, please visit the Montana DOT website below or call 511. 




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Broadwater County DES

Please check out and follow Broadwater County MT Disaster and Emergency Services @BroadwaterCntyDES on Facebook.  Lots of great information!

Announcing the NEW Inmate Roster Feature!

The Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office launched a website on August 1, 2016 and we are pleased to announce that we have now added jail roster to the site. We invite the community to visit our site at www.BroadwaterCountySheriff.org/inmate_roster to view the new jail roster. 

Having the jail roster online will allow the public to view booking details for individuals in the detention center as well as those released within the last 48 hours. 

Our Website – www.BroadwaterCountySheriff.org – provides details on all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office. One of our goals when developing the new Website was to provide a centralized location for current information such as press releases and where sex offenders are living in the county.

The Website was developed by MostWantedGovernmentWebsites.com by Brooks-Jeffrey Marketing, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Brooks-Jeffrey specializes in the production of law enforcement and government Website solutions.

For more information about the Website please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 406-266-3441 or visit www.BroadwaterCountySheriff.org

Sign up for our new Emergency Notification System!

Broadwater County Residents please log on to the following link and sign up for our new Emergency Notification System. This will allow you to be notified via text immediately upon a major emergency within the county. This will include forest fires, flooding, closed highways etc.

Click here to sign up.