At a critical time for Cascade County, I hope to bring a new perspective with strong leadership, values, and resourcefulness. I am eager to start working alongside the men and women serving with the Sheriff’s Office so we may move forward together.
I am 41 years old and a native of Montana. I was born and raised in Bozeman where I also attended college. I have over 18 years of experience as a law enforcement officer. I began my career as a civilian Deputy Coroner in Gallatin County then as a Sheriff’s Deputy/Coroner in Stillwater County.
Since 2002 I have served as a police officer with Great Falls Police Department (GFPD). I am proud of many accomplishments within the GFPD, including being selected as the Downtown Officer, mentoring new officers as a Field Training Officer, being promoted to Master Police Officer, administering the department's firearms program, and serving on the High Risk Unit. But, it is the work I've done since 2012 as the department's only Detective assigned to the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a position I brought to the department, that makes me most proud.
I am running for Sheriff of Cascade County for the betterment of my family and yours.
I have been married to my wife Christie, a probation officer, for over 13 years.
Christie and I keep our faith at the heart of our family and are proud to be raising our children, Jake (12) and Annie (10), to be responsible, compassionate, generous, and kind.
For several years our entire family has been heavily involved in our church and spent time regularly serving dinner at the Great Falls Rescue Mission and reading to senior citizens.
I have many goals and dreams for the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office but, my core vision relies on fostering safety, strength, and service.
SAFETY - I believe the Sheriff’s Office exists to provide responsive and professional law enforcement, coroner, and adult correctional services for the people of Cascade County.
One of my primary objectives is to increase law enforcement presence and improve security within the schools throughout all of Cascade County.
I will implement better and safer work conditions for the staff of the Cascade County Adult Detention Center and the regional prison; the County’s only adult detention facility.
STRENGTH – I recognize the Office of the Sheriff is only as strong as the relationships developed between the men and women of the Office and the community the Office serves.
Crime prevention and successful prosecution requires durable partnerships with other agencies and the community.
As Sheriff, I will demonstrate integrity coupled with strong personal and professional values, starting with the core belief that decisions made inside the Office and out on the road must be legal, ethical, and moral. I believe it is the duty of every law enforcement officer to set a stellar example, uphold the United States and Montana constitutions, and protect the rights of those they serve.
SERVICE - I know when a team is proud of its accomplishments it can make a tremendous positive impact on the community. I am already working closely with several of the men and women of the Office and I am inspired by their selfless and courageous service. As Sheriff, I intend to inspire a degree of pride that will empower the men and women of the Office to provide levels of service and dedication not previously experienced by Cascade County.
These are just a few of the many enhancements I will bring to the Office. I invite you to engage with me, ask me questions, and let me know your top concerns for the next Sheriff of Cascade County, it is only with your support that we can make this happen.
Cory Reeves is 41 years old and grew up in Great Falls. He graduated from Great Falls High and earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Great Falls.
Cory graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in 1998 and recently celebrated 20 years of service in law enforcement. He holds an advanced certificate from the Montana Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. Cory has served with the Lewistown Police Department and Great Falls Police Department (GFPD). Cory has been instrumental in shaping the GFPD/GFPS School Resource (SRO) Program and is currently assigned as the SRO for Great Falls High School and Paris Gibson Alternative Education Center.
Cory is a highly decorated officer who has been recognized with the GFPD's Honorable Service Award and Officer of the Year.
In 2005, Cory was awarded the very prestigious National Law Enforcement Community Service Award. An honor given to only one officer in the United States each year, for showing significant leadership in their community.
Cory has been trusted to serve as Treasurer for the Executive Board of the Great Falls Police Protective Association since 2008, where he very meticulously and successfully manages a large budget.
In 2004, Reeves, working closely with community members, revitalized the Great Falls Neighborhood Watch program. They created 87 new watch groups.
Cory's heart is in serving his community and, outside of his work as a law enforcement officer, he volunteers his spare time. Highlights of Cory's volunteering include:
Cory, and his wife Jenny, have been married for 20 years. They have four children and enjoy spending time at their mountain cabin.
Cory Reeves - Undersheriff Appointee
PO Box 732 Great Falls, Montana 59403 United States of America