Leo Dutton

Leo Dutton

Leo Dutton is originally from Sand Springs, Montana, where he graduated from Garfield County High School in 1978.  Leo attended the University of Montana-College of Technology’s, Airframe and Powerplant program, graduating as a certified Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic in 1985.  Leo worked full-time in Emergency Medical Services from June 1983 until April 2008, and in 1984, he began his law enforcement career as a reserve deputy for Lewis & Clark County.

In 1996, Leo switched his primary career and became a full-time deputy while simultaneously continuing his work as a paramedic part-time.  During his time in the patrol division, he was selected to be a field-training officer (FTO) as well as being elected as one of the assistant team leaders of the tactical unit.  In 2000, Leo was promoted to patrol sergeant and went on to become Undersheriff of Lewis & Clark County in 2003.  Leo was sworn in as sheriff of Lewis & Clark County on September 2, 2008.

Leo was given the Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year award in 2000 and Officer of the Year from the Exchange Club in 2003.  Leo serves on several Governor-appointed Boards in addition to the Board of Crime Control, including Private Security, State Interoperable Governing Board and the State 911 Advisory Council.  He is chairman of a regional mobile data consortium, a board member of the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, committee chair of the State Tactical Advisory Board and a board member of the Helena Alliance Church.

Leo resides in Helena with his wife and three children.

PO BOX 201408
HELENA, MT 59620-1408

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