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 2013 Year At a Glance Report
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office has published its 2013 Year At a Glance (pdf) report. This report briefly explains the major accomplishments the Sheriff’s Office has achieved with the leadership of Sheriff Matt Bostrom during the last year (2013). This report evaluates each accomplishment based upon statutory responsibilities and the department’s values.
View: 2013 Year At a Glance (pdf) | First Two Years (2011-2012) at a Glance (pdf)
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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.