Glacier County Sheriff Vernon “Napi” Billedeaux released the following press release on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Glacier County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) will be instituting measures to mitigate the spread of the novel virus COVID-19. Public safety is and will remain our first priority. In as much, the Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Center and the Patrol Division are and will remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the following measures are effective immediately:
Visitation at the Glacier County Detention Center is stayed; and,
Public access to the GCSO Administration building is restricted – the public is advised to call 911 in case of emergency or (406) 873-2711 for all non-emergency related Sheriff’s Office business; and,
Public Access to the GCSO Emergency Communications Center shall remain open; however, the public is urged to use alternative means of contact such as phone or our department Facebook page; and,
Those wishing to purchase travel permits for livestock should do so at http://liv.mt.gov/Import-Transport; and,
The issuance of concealed weapons permits and/or renewal are stayed; and,
Civil service, except for court orders, are stayed.
These measures will remain in effect for 30 days. After thirty days, the measures will be re-evaluated and a determination will be made at that time to suspend or continue mitigation measures.
Public safety operations will continue as normal. Deputies will continue to respond to calls-for-service and conduct patrol as usual.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter and look forward to working with the citizens of Glacier County in reducing the spread of COVID-19.