Police and Incident Reports

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A police report, or incident report, is a documented police event which includes the date, time, address, type of incident, adult persons involved, and a brief description of what occurred. Arrest and citation information is also included in the report.

Public information obtained within any report may be requested. However, the release of private, confidential, and non-public data will be released in accordance with Minnesota State Statute 13.82. There are also certain circumstances when a report cannot be released, such as when an investigation is ongoing; when the safety of persons may be jeopardized; or when investigative techniques may be disclosed. The release of information regarding juveniles is also restricted.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office does not release reports created by the Minnesota State Patrol, University of Minnesota Police Department, Metro Transit Police Department, Saint Paul Police Department, or any surrounding suburban police departments.

Request a report

When requesting a report, please provide a case number (CN) whenever possible. Case numbers help expedite the process. If a case number is not available, please provide as much information as possible (date, time, location, names of persons involved, etc.).

In-person requests

Appear in person at the Sheriff’s Patrol Station (located at 1411 Paul Kirkwold Drive, Arden Hills, Minnesota 55112). Patrol Station hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.

Written requests

Mail your request to:

Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
Records Unit
1411 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills, Minnesota 55112

The request must include a:

  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • A money order made or check payable to Ramsey County

Allow 4-6 days for delivery.


Credit/debit cards are not accepted. Cash, check, and money orders are accepted. Money orders must be payable to: Ramsey County.

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