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By Burt Caldwell
Missoula, Mont. 

Re-elect Sheriff T.J. McDermott


October 18, 2018

For nearly four years Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott has worked tirelessly to provide our community with a Sheriff’s Office that we can be proud of and trust.

McDermott has led his staff to accomplish a lot in his first term. All of the expired and outdated safety equipment left by the previous administration has been updated to ensure the deputies and detention officers may do their jobs more safely. Going forward, this equipment has been properly included in the public safety budget.

Working with the Commissioners, Sheriff McDermott increased staffing levels for both deputies and detention officers. This was the first increase of deputies in decades. This has allowed Sheriff McDermott to add a third resident deputy in Seeley Lake and, for the first time in years, re-establish the department’s Canine and School Resource Deputy Programs.

Sheriff McDermott has committed the now fully staffed drug and violent crime task forces to fighting the growing methamphetamine and illegal drug epidemic in our community.

Sheriff McDermott added a Crime Victim Advocate to the detective division and brought forward a jail diversion plan for non-violent offenders, substance abusers and those with mental illnesses.

Please join me in voting to re-elect Sheriff TJ McDermott.


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