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Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office


Welcome to the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office Website

Improving service through technology is one of six core values that guide the Sheriff's Office mission of service for citizens and our public safety and community partners.

The goal of this website is to provide visitors with information about services. Meeting this goal is an ongoing process with frequent updates to information, services, and resources online. Suggestions for improvements are always welcome.

Ramsey County Sheriff
Matt Bostrom

Sheriff Matt Bostrom

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Sheriff's Citizen Academy 2016

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Citizen’s Academy in January 2016.  This three week course will take participants on a behind the scenes journey of the work and activities of the Sheriff’s Office.  The course will begin Tuesday, January 12 and continue through Thursday, January 28, 2016.  Sessions will run each Tuesday and Thursday for three and a half hours per night from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

The course is designed to give citizens a better understanding of the duties, responsibilities, equipment, training and facilities of the Sheriff’s Office.  Topics include patrol procedures, K-9, criminal investigations, crime scene processing, narcotics, crime prevention and the communication center (911 system).  The academy will also include the topics of court orders, civil process, criminal history, and warrants.  In addition to classroom training, participants will receive tours of the patrol station, the adult detention center (jail), and other Sheriff's Office facilities.

There is no fee to attend, the only commitment is that participants are asked to attend all six sessions.

At the conclusion of the academy, graduates will receive a certificate of completion.  Participants will also be given volunteer opportunities to continue their partnership with law enforcement.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, pass a criminal history background check, and be available to attend all of the sessions. Academy size is limited.  For an application or additional information call 651-266-7332. View the announcement (pdf)

Applications must be received by Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Swindlers impersonating Deputies are back with their "Wanted on a Warrant" telephone scam.

SCAM ALERT - The Sheriff's Office received several reports from citizens in June, and again in August, that they had received a telephone call from a 'Ramsey County Deputy' asking for money over the phone to avoid being arrested for an outstanding warrant.  If you receive a call asking you to send money to stop a warrant please hang up - the call is not coming from a real Ramsey County Deputy.

Government agencies do not call people and ask for money via the phone or via pre-paid credit card.  This scam, or theft by swindle and fraud, has been attempted throughout the country over the past few years by thieves posing as various government agents.  The "wanted on a warrant" scam has been attempted in Ramsey County previously.

If you have been a victim of this, or any scam, please call 9-1-1 and report it to your local law enforcement agency.

If you received this scam call, avoided becoming a victim, and have a caller ID number from the suspect, please send that information in an email to


Active Ramsey County Arrest Warrants can be searched online using the Warrant Search service on this website.  Information about warrants and how to resolve them are also available on this website.



Ramsey County Emergency Community Notification and Alerts System

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office has a new community alert system that will require all current registered CodeRED users to register with the new system.

Sign up is free, quick, secure, and confidential.  To register, simply complete the Online Enrollment Form by clicking on this link.

The new Alert System is a collaborative effort led by the Ramsey County Emergency Communications Center and public safety agencies throughout the county.

Sheriff’s Year At a Glance Annual  Reports

The Sheriff’s Office reports annually its accomplishments with evaluation based upon the Office’s statutory mandates and six core values.  Reporting evaluated accomplishments reinforces Sheriff Matt Bostrom’s commitment to transform the Office.

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Minnesota's First Law Enforcement Agency - Established 1849

Sheriff Matt Bostrom