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Chouteau County Montana Sheriff Overview

Chouteau County is located in the north-central part of Montana. Its county seat is Fort Benton. The county was formed in 1865, along the rest of the nine original counties in Montana and named in honor of Pierre Chouteau Jr. in 1882, a fur trader who set Fort Benton as a trading post. The zip codes in Chouteau county are 59460, 59442, 59420, 59446, 59450 and 59520.

Chouteau County Sheriff’s Office is under the authority of Sheriff Vern L. Burdick. In his line of duty to protect people and property, Sheriff Burdick is assisted by a team of several deputies. The second person in command is Undersheriff Larry Ophus. To get in touch with the Sheriff or the Undersheriff call 406-622-5451 or send a fax to 406-622-3815.

Chouteau County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 1215 Washington St, Fort Benton, MT 59442

Phone: 406-622-5451

Fax: 406-622-3815

Inmate Search in Chouteau County Jail

The Chouteau County Jail has a capacity of 28 inmates. To see who is incarcerated in the facility, perform a web lookup in the county Jail Roster. The Sheriff’s website contains an online resource for Most Wanted offenders. In case you don’t find the offender you are interested in in the county records, you can browse the Montana offender search tool or call the jail directly on 406-622-3660.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

You must provide an acceptable ID document with a photography, such as a driver’s license or a state, agency or military ID card.

Only visitors over 18 are allowed to visit, unless they are children supervised by parents. Visit last maximum 20 minutes, unless otherwise approved by authorized jail staff. Two persons at a time can visit.

Inmate Visitation Hours

Wednesdays and Saturdays:

From 1pm to 3pm

Attorneys and clergy can visit at other reasonable times.

Incoming mail must not contain anything from the list of prohibited items and must be sent on a standard envelope vi the U.S. Postal Service.

To send money you can use a money order addressed on the inmate’s name and include the jail address. Call 406-622-3660 to ask for additional details about inmate mail.

Working at Chouteau County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

Look for law enforcement and criminal justice employment opportunities in Chouteau County under the Employment tab on the sheriff’s website. Currently,
there is an open call for several positions. For example, the starting salary for a Deputy Sheriff is $35,700.

Job requirements include:

  • Active interest in working with people
  • Ability to work with diverse people
  • Investigating complaints and suspicious behavior
  • Making arrests
  • Assistance for problem solving
  • Patrolling

    If you want to apply, download the Montana Peace Officer Application. For more information get in touch with Larry Ophus at 406-622-5451. Send the application to the:

    Law Enforcement Facility

    1215 Washington. Fort Benton, MT 59442

    Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

    All individuals charged with or convicted of a sex crime, such as for sexual behaviors performed against the will of another individual are identified as sex offenders. Sex offenders need to register in the registries available nationwide and statewide. The Chouteau County Sheriff’s Office maintains a separate online

    so you can look into the details of local offenders there. Those sex offenders that are likely to repeat the offense are rated in different tiers.

    Bail and Bondsman

    All arrestees from Chouteau County Jail need to stay in custody until next step in the criminal procedure. If you want to leave custody and defend from freedom, you have the option to do so by posting the bail as set in the court order. To check the details about the type and the amount of the bond, contact the Sheriff’s Office. You can check a list of approved Chouteau County commercial bail bonding agencies at the same time. By getting in touch with an approved bondsman you will find the money when you don’t own the full amount as set in the court order. The bondsman will post the bail on your behalf and manage the procedures, charging a service fee.

  • Chouteau County Jail Statistics
    Number of Persons Confined 12
    Avg Daily Population 13
    Name of new facilitynot applicable
    Full time payroll 8
    Full time total employees 8
    Total salaries and wages not applicable
    Other operating expenditures not applicable
    Total construction costs not applicable
    Equipment, furnishings, etc not applicable
    Year of original construction 1986
    Year of major renovationnot applicable
    Name of new facilitynot applicable

    Address: 1215 WASHINGTON FORT BENTON MT 59442

    Chouteau County Unemployment and Median Household Income
    Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20162,554
    Number Employed Annual Average, 20162,458
    Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201696
    Unemployment Rate, 20163.8
    Median Household Income Annual Average, 201540,280
    Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
    Chouteau County Poverty Data
    Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20141,005
    Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201517.6
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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