Sheriff’s Office names Belt resident deputy
The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has selected Deputy Logan Livingston as the resident deputy for the Town of Belt.
He and his wife, Jayme, will be moving to Belt soon and the town has secured a house for them, as required under the county’s agreement with the town.
“We are excited to start this program and bring community law enforcement to Belt. This will also create faster response times to the southeastern part of the county,” Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said in a post.
Cascade County Commissioners voted unanimously during their Sept. 8 meeting to approve the agreement with the Town of Belt for the resident deputy.
It’s the third resident deputy for CCSO. Slaughter told The Electric that he hopes to add a fourth one in the Town of Cascade in the near future.
Under the agreement, CCSO will provide law enforcement services in lieu of a city marshal.
The initial term is a 6-month agreement and after the town secures housing, the agreement will run through June 2029.
The agreement is no cost but there will be a $20,000 reduction to Belt’s cost for law enforcement services contract with the county until the housing is paid off.
In 2018, commissioners approved a two-year agreement with Belt for $55,774.34 last year.
The agreement required CCSO to provide 20 hours per week or law enforcement services as well as prosecutorial services for all misdemeanor DUI and partner family member assault offenses issued in Belt’s jurisdiction.
CCSO currently has a resident deputy in the Sun River Valley and Black Eagle, according to Slaughter.
The Sun River Valley deputy position was established in 2019 by a commission agreement with Fort Shaw for the school district there to provide housing, but Slaughter told The Electric that the district needed it for a new teacher and the current resident deputy already lives in that area.
Currently, Deputy John Nolan is the valley deputy but is currently the acting jail warden.
Deputy Steven Horn is in Black Eagle, Slaughter said.