About the Sheriff's Office

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The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is Minnesota’s first law enforcement agency, established in 1849 when Minnesota was only a territory.

The Sheriff’s Office

  • Has more than 450 employees, including full-time, part-time, and temporary employees, plus over 200 volunteer members.
  • Has an annual operating budget of approximately $57 million.
  • Provides wide-ranging law enforcement and public safety services to an urban community of more than 550,000 residents in a metropolitan area of 3.2 million people.
  • Serves as a regional partner, providing services to city, county, state, and federal agencies.

Sheriff's Office divisions and organization


Coordinates all functions of the Sheriff’s Office and supports operations by providing resources, direction, policy and leadership. We provide training, administrative and financial resources, equipment and community services.

Court and Security Services

Committed to protecting and serving both the public and the judiciary system with skill and integrity to ensure a safe and just community.

Detention Services

Creates a safe, secure and humane environment for detainees and staff, and promotes public safety together with other agencies.

Public Safety Services

Promotes public safety through awareness, enforcement and education. We are professional, responsive and committed to strong community partnerships.

Regional Services

Delivers specialized law enforcement capabilities to the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and supports other agencies throughout the region with those capabilities.

Mission statement