Flathead County Sheriff's Office 800 South Main Street Kalispell MT 59901 13.9 miles from Bigfork 406-758-5585
Lake County Sheriff's Office 106 4th Avenue East Polson MT 59860 27.5 miles from Bigfork 406-883-7301
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.