Chouteau County Shop with the Sheriff Program


Shop w SheriffThe Chouteau County Shop with the Sheriff Program began the Christmas of 2007.  The program was started wanting to give back to the community with hopes to build the relationship with our youth and the Sheriff's Office.  During 2007, the Sheriff's Office worked with Wal-Mart staff and obtained a small grant to start the Shop with the Sheriff program.   The grant amount allowed every school in the county to participate.  The child selections were made from the school staff and administrators.  Selections were based on the child who they felt could use a pick me up or a bit of extra help during the Christmas season.  The five students selected for the 2007 Christmas were able to purchase $100.00 in clothing and a special Christmas toy or gift at Wal-Mart.  During these shopping sprees, many students chose to spend their monies not only for themselves but also for their siblings.  It became very apparent that this program was positive and necessary. 

After the initial shopping spree and excellent media coverage, members of the community began to donate to the program.  With the added donations and a larger grant donated by Wal-Mart, the program grew allowing the Sheriff's Office to take 19 children from around the county on a Christmas shopping spree in 2008.  The Sheriff's Office was able to continue the program in 2009, taking 18 children.  For more information on the program or to make a donation please contact the Sheriff's Office at 406-622-5451.



Chouteau County Bicycle Safety Program



The Sheriff's Office started conducting the Bicycle Safety Program in 2006.  In 2008, the Bicycle Safety Program expanded covering the elementary schools in Fort Benton, Highwood, Big Sandy, and Geraldine. Through this program, students learn skills that will help keep them safe while traveling on their bicycles.