Bill Pandis was born in Choteau, and raised in Great Falls, MT. He is currently a Detective for the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Bill started his law enforcement career in Missoula County as a Detention Officer in January of 2000. He worked for the Missoula County Detention Center until about September of 2004. At that point he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff for the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office while also serving as a Deputy Coroner. In November of 2011, Bill left the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Sergeant and was hired with the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office. In November of 2015 Bill was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau where he primarily investigates major crimes and crimes against children. Recently Bill was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children position for the LCSO. He was also appointed as a Task Force Officer for Helena’s FBI ICAC Task Force and sworn in as a US Special Deputy Marshall.
In addition, Bill has held and currently holds numerous extra duty positions with the LCSO, including Field Training Officer, Hostage Negotiator, a member of the LCSO and Helena Police Department joint Civil Disobedience Team, Background Investigator, a former board member of the Lewis and Clark County DUI Task Force, and a member of the Helena area Child Protection and Multi-Disciplinary Teams. Also, Bill was recognized as the LCSO Deputy of the Year for 2017. Bill looks forward to serving on the MVCIA board and taking on the challenges that position brings.