New Sheriff’s Administration Takes Shape

Just days after he was formally elected as Flathead County’s next sheriff, Brian Heino is building his team.

Heino has selected two long-time Flathead County Sheriff’s Office veterans and one new face to join him when he takes over as the county’s top lawman on Jan. 1. Wayne K. DuBois, a police sergeant in Richland, Washington, has been named undersheriff; Sgt. Nick Salois will be patrol commander; and Sgt. Jeanne Parker will become detective commander.

Heino said he interviewed three candidates for undersheriff but selected DuBois because of his experience. Besides working for the Richland Police Department, DuBois owns a law enforcement organization consulting firm, is the western regional director of the National Tactical Officers Association, is the leader of the Tri-City Regional SWAT Team and has more than 20 years experience in numerous law enforcement offices in Washington.