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Gallatin County Sheriff's Department Moves Into Three Forks Office

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THREE FORKS, Mont. -

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Department officially moved into their new offices in Three Forks.

As of September 1, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department provides police services to Three Forks and surrounding areas after the town dissolved their police department.

After spending a few months working out of their cars, the four Gallatin County Sheriff's Department officers based in Three Forks are working out of their new home on Main Street.

While they are still putting the finishing touches on the office, Three Forks residents are still getting the benefits of having members of the sheriff's department in town.

"We've got a quicker response time by having people out here," said Sgt. Don Peterson, Gallatin County Sheriff's Department. "Rather than have a deputy that was dealing with a call say at River Rock, and then gets a call out here and has travel the 20 - 25 miles."

Until now the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department hasn't had a real strong presence in the western part of the county.

That's something Peterson is looking forward to changing.

"We weren't really proactive on this side of the county, now it gives us a reason to be here," said Peterson.

Peterson said while working for the sheriff's department in Bozeman he put on various seminars on issues such as identity theft and scams.

"I'm looking forward to getting some more that coordinated with the Manhattan, Three Forks area out on the west end, where prior to that it wasn't set up to reach that far," said Peterson.

With the smaller communities on the west end of the county, Peterson said he thinks the presence of the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department will have a better impact.

"We're closer to the community; we're closer to the schools, so we've got more of an opportunity to speak with those people," said Peterson.

This isn't the first satellite location for the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department.

They also have offices in Big Sky and West Yellowstone.

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