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About the Sheriff's Office

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 and again in 2014, leads the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office has over 400 members – including full-time, part-time, temporary employees, and active volunteers.  With an annual operating budget of approximately $48 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 3.2 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 public safety, community, and justice partners; encouraging diversity to reflect the community; improving service through technology; and, connecting with youth to build for the future.

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.

More Information

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Mission Statement
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.

Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
Minnesota's First Law Enforcement Agency - Established 1849

Sheriff Matt Bostrom