Kristen Lowe is a River Rock resident, and on Friday she was out enjoying the pond with her three daughters. She said she likes living in the area, and doesn't see much crime.
"On the whole I feel pretty safe," she said.
Other residents agree.
"I feel as if it's one of the most safest neighborhoods that I've lived in, in Montana," said resident Christopher Shoup.
A quiet neighborhood, for the most part.
Though residents generally feel safe, they say it's an isolated community. So when crime does happen, law enforcement can't always have an immediate response.
And crimes do occur.
"There's definitely the vandalism, and then there's people getting their cars broken into. So that I don't really appreciate," Lowe said.
After a slew of car break-ins a few months ago, sheriff's deputies began patrolling the area on foot.
Residents like Shoup said it's improved the problem.
"I feel really protected at night knowing that there's police patrolling the are,a" he said.
But Sheriff Brian Gootkin's introducing a new tactic -- opening a satellite office in River Rock.
Deputies can use it as a resource when they're out patrolling, he said, and get closer to the community.
"I think that would be a rather good thing," Lowe said.
She said she hopes it'll help with even the smallest things like cars speeding when her daughters are out playing.
And if there is a serious problem, deputies will be there that much sooner.
Gootkin said sheriff's deputies could begin using the office within a month, after the River Rock homeowner's association and sheriff's office draw up a contract.