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Plentywood Station

31 Highway 16 N
P.O. Box 434
Plentywood, MT 59254
Phone: (406) 765-1852
Fax: (406) 765-1448

History and Area of Responsibility
The Plentywood Station was established as sub-office in 1924 and existed as such until the early 1930's. There was an Officer In Charge stationed in Scobey along with a clerk and Patrol Agents stationed in most of the small border towns. Patrol Agents were stationed in Westby, Comertown, Dooley, Raymond, Outlook, Plentywood, Whitetail, Scobey, and Opheim.

About 1933 the sub-offices were closed and the stations placed under the Chief Patrol Agent at Havre, Montana. The stations at Westby, Comertown, Dooley, Raymond, Outlook and Opheim were closed with Plentywood and Scobey remaining. Scobey was closed in 1948 and Plentywood remained with a complement of two, three or four men until 1953. There was but one officer stationed at Plentywood from 1953 to 1955.

The Wolf Point Station was established January 1, 1956. In November 1959 an additional Patrol Agent position was authorized and two of the Patrol Agents were relocated to Plentywood, under the supervision of the Patrol Agent In Charge at Wolf Point. In 1987 the Wolf Point Station was closed and relocated to Scobey. The Patrol Agent In Charge position was relocated to Plentywood. A new station was constructed in 2006 and is located at 31 Highway 16 North in Plentywood, Montana.

The station is responsible for approximately 56 miles of international boundary and a large area south of that boundary. The local population in the immediate station area is less than 5,000 people. The area adjacent to the border with Canada is also sparsely populated. Regina, with a population of 175,000 is southern Saskatchewan's major population center. Regina is approximately 120 miles north of both Plentywood and Scobey.


Last Modified: Oct 13, 2016