Filing a Complaint

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The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing public safety services under the principles of trust and confidence between department members and the community. Any person who believes an employee’s actions are improper can make a complaint.

There is a supervisor available within the Sheriff’s Office to speak with you about your concern or complaint. Discussing the incident with the employee’s supervisor first is encouraged. This will allow the supervisor to discuss the circumstances surrounding the incident, clarify authority or actions, explain the responsibilities of a member of the Sheriff’s Office and answer any questions. Often many complaints are resolved in this manner.

Options for filing a complaint

Call the employee’s supervisor or Unit Commander. If you are not sure whom to contact, please call the Internal Affairs Unit can be reached at 651-266-9290.

  • Call the Watch Commander. The Watch Commander can be reached at 651-266-9547 after regular business hours between the hours of 3 p.m. and 2 a.m., seven days a week (including weekends and holidays).
  • Write the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office mailing address and email address are as follows:

          Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
          Internal Affairs Unit
          425 Grove Street
          Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
          [email protected]

  • Visit or call the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Unit. Complaints may be made in person at the Internal Affairs Unit, located at the Law Enforcement Center (425 Grove Street, Saint Paul). The Law Enforcement Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays). The Internal Affairs Unit can be reached at 651-266-9290.
  • Complete an Internal Affairs Complaint Form (PDF). The complaint form has detailed instructions. Please be sure to read, complete, and sign the form before forwarding it to the Sheriff’s Office.

About the Internal Affairs Unit

The Internal Affairs (IA) Unit provides a full, fair, and complete investigation to address concerns about the actions of Sheriff’s Office employees by investigating complaints and allegations of misconduct or improper job performance or a believed violation of policy, procedure, and/or federal or state law has occurred.