Warrants & Extraditions
The Law Enforcement Division actively works at locating persons named on arrest warrants and bringing them before the court. If the person is believed to be out of this jurisdiction, then the warrants are mailed to another city or county for service. Dawson County Deputies also work very closely with the courts in ensuring that all the warrants are valid and correct.
Transportation of Prisoners
Persons sentenced to prison are transported to the state prison in Deer Lodge, the women's prison in Billings or other destinations as ordered by the court. The department also participates in the nationwide prison shuttle service.
When a person is arrested in another state on a warrant from this jurisdiction, a governor's warrant is obtained to return the arrested person to Montana. The department may arrange transportation of the arrested person via a private company, federal agency or travel to the location and return the prisoner.