Bill Pandis was born in Choteau, and raised in Great Falls, MT. He is currently the Sergeant of the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Division. 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 and served as a Deputy Coroner. In November of 2011, Bill left the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office as the 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 investigated major crimes and crimes against children. In the early fall of 2022 Bill was promoted to Sergeant, and shortly afterwards he was assigned as the supervisor for their investigations division. Up until recently Bill was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children position for the LCSO, and still serves as a Federal Task Force Officer for Helena’s FBI VCAC Task Force and is a sworn United States 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 Team Leader 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, and Bill has served on the MVCIA Board since 2018.