About the Sheriff's Office
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is Minnesota’s first law enforcement agency, established in 1849 when Minnesota was a territory. Sheriff Matt Bostrom, elected in 2010, leads the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office has over 500 members – including full-time, part-time, temporary employees, and active volunteers. With an annual operating budget of approximately $45 million dollars, the Sheriff’s Office provides a wide-ranging variety of law enforcement and public safety services to an urban community of over 500,000 residents situated in a metropolitan area of over 2.5 million people. In addition, as a regional partner, the Sheriff’s Office provides services to city, county, state, and federal agencies. The Division Overview highlights the many services provided by the Sheriff’s Office.
Members of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office take great pride in providing progressive, professional, and cost-effective services. The Office is committed to the core values of: providing safety through community policing; restoring trust through fiscal responsibility; collaborating with local law enforcement; encouraging diversity to reflect the community; improving service through technology; and, connecting with youth to build for the future.
First Two Years at a Glance
The vision of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is to be a leader in public safety and community partnerships. Progress to bring this vision into focus has been made during the past two years. A commitment to the statutory responsibility of a county sheriff, combined with a commitment to deliver service based on six core values have resulted in measurable gains.
In the Two Years at a Glance (pdf) document, Sheriff Matt Bostrom shares many of the significant accomplishments that have occurred since January 2011.
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The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement and public service in accordance with our constitutional and statutory mandates. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to leadership in public safety, through professionalism and partnership with other agencies.