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Toole County Sheriff's Department

235 Deer Lodge Avenue • P.O. Box 550 • Shelby, MT 59474 • 406-434-5585
Fax: 406-434-7265 • Email:


The TCSD is a combined city/county law enforcement agency. It provides service to Toole County as well as the incorporated cities of Shelby, Kevin and Sunburst. It is administered by the elected County Sheriff (Donna Whitt), and is overseen by the Toole County Public Safety Commission. The Commission has five members with two being appointed by the Toole County Commissioners and two being appointed by the Shelby City Council. The fifth Commissioner is agreed upon by both parties.

Deputy Sheriff Application Information [PDF]

TCSO Current Structure

Sheriff (overall command of the department)
Donna Whitt

Undersheriff (oversees the department's investigations, dispatch center, and civil department)
Ryan Larson

Cody Donahue
Jeff Jergens

Patrol Staff/Deputy Sheriffs (Patrol division deputies conduct the day to day patrol, investigations and law enforcement in Toole County)
Jeff Robins
Jess Metcalf
Chance Barker
Andrew McFarland
Mark Taylor
Jacob Parker
Tyler Foss
Matt Kultgen

Detention Officers:
Paul Banik
Jack Widmar

Reserve Deputies: (volunteers who assist and provide back-up to regular duty officers)
Lyle Benjamin
Ron Ray

Brenda Nanini – Head Dispatcher/TAC/Office Assistant
Cindy Meek
Doug Christoferson
Bill Lucchese
Mercedes Halcott

Administrative and Civil Staff:
Deb Skartved – Administrative Assistant/Civil Clerk

Resources & Links

Driving Record

Driving Safely: DUI and Seatbelt Use

Montana DOJ Background Checks

Montana Highway Patrol

Montana Meth Project

Montana Sheriff's and Peace Officer Association

Montana Traffic Laws

Sexual or Violent Offenders Registry



Trainings and Updates to TCSD Equipment & Structures

Trainings Attended by Toole County Sheriff's Department Staff

  • FBI Executive Command College
  • ARIDE (Advanced, Roadside, Impaired Driving, Enforcement)
  • Montana Use of Force Symposium
  • Mental Health Intervention Training
  • Incident Command Systems 100 and 700
  • FBI Firearms Training
  • Northern Area Intelligence Conference
  • MACO Risk Management Convention
  • MLEA Policy Review Committee
  • US Border Patrol ATV Patrol Training
  • US Border Patrol ATV Patrol Instructor Training
  • Street Survival
  • Reid Interview and Interrogation
  • In Custody Death/Excited Delirium
  • Montana Department of Justice Intelligence Conference
  • Managing Small Jails
  • Montana Law Enforcement Officer BASIC Equivalency
  • Corrections and Detention BASIC
  • Montana Mental Health Symposium
  • Child Safety Restraint Training
  • TASER X26 Instructor Course
  • Women in Law Enforcement Street Survival
  • Jail Management –Combined Sheriff/Administrator/County Commissioner Training
  • Ground Defense
  • Weaponless Defensive Tactics
  • Tactical Training

Updates to Equipment/Structures

  • 2 ATV Units for Patrol and Response
  • Trailer to Carry and Deploy ATVs
  • Long Term Records Storage Container Project
  • Sheriff's Pistol Range Improvements
  • Purchase and Equip. Ford Expedition Patrol Unit
  • 2 Dodge Durango 4x4 Patrol Vehicles (in addition to regular patrol vehicle fleet)
  • Mechanical (heating/cooling) Plant for the Sheriff's Department
  • Re-modeled Administrative Office Areas
  • New Handguns (Smith and Wesson .40 cal M&P)
  • Watch Guard in Car Video Systems
  • Rugged CCTV Digital in Office Jail Monitoring System
  • Olympus Digital Audio Recorders
  • Kustom Signal DS Pro 1000 Radar Units
  • Intoxilizer Portable Breath Test Units (PBT)
  • Emergency Restraint Chair
  • HP Digital Cameras
  • Voice Print Digital Audio Recording System
  • HT750 Motorola Portable Radios
  • Impound Lot Expansion/Fencing Project
  • Digital Interview Room

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