Tester Nominee, Former Dawson County Sheriff Craig Anderson, Confirmed as Montana U.S. Marshal

U.S Senator Jon Tester’s nominee to be United States Marshal for the District of Montana, former Dawson County Sheriff Craig Anderson, was confirmed today in the Senate by unanimous consent. U.S. Senator Jon Tester issued the following statement:

“Keeping Montanans safe is my top priority in the United States Senate, and our state just got safer with the confirmation of Craig Anderson as Montana’s next U.S. Marshal. Over his long law enforcement career, Craig has shown an unwavering dedication to public safety, and his experience on the ground in Eastern Montana shows he’s the right person to oversee operations of the U.S. Marshals Service in the Treasure State. The Marshal Service is key to keeping rural communities safe, and I have no doubt that Craig will do right by Montana communities.”

Anderson served as Dawson County Sheriff from 2003-2014, and he served as the Chief Probation Officer for Montana’s Seventh Judicial District from 1979-2003. He has been involved in multiple criminal justice initiatives in the state, including serving as a member of the Montana Board of Crime Control (1982-2003), a member of the Youth Justice Council (1980-2002), Chairman of the State Juvenile Detention Task Force (1994-2003), President of the Montana Probation Officers’ Association (1986), and President of the Montana Correctional Association (1984). Anderson is also an active member of his community, including previously serving as Chairman of the Dawson County Boys and Girls Club, Chairman of the Glendive Medical Center Board of Directors, President of the Glendive Lions Club, and was a founding member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Miles City/Glendive.

The U.S. Marshal for the District of Montana oversees operations of the U.S. Marshals Service in the state, including protecting courts, transporting prisoners, pursuing fugitives, and serving federal arrest warrants.