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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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News & Events

Coffee with a Cop - Wednesday, October 7, 2-4 pm in Little Canada

Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 pm, deputies from the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All are invited to attend this event at the Caribou Coffee, 3354 Rice Street, Little Canada, Minnesota - just south of I-694.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the services that the Sheriff’s Office provides for the citizens of Ramsey County.  The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that deputies are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the country, as local police departments, sheriff’s offices, and state police forces strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.  The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between law enforcement and community members one cup of coffee at a time.  This will be the second event the Sheriff's Office has hosted.

Ramsey County to Hold Community Forums to Address Drug Abuse Issues

This October two Community Forums will explore the local realities of current drug trends, root causes of addiction and means of intervention. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office, County Attorney's Office, and Public Health are joining forces with Know the Truth and local law enforcement agencies to hold these Forums at two community high schools.

The Forums are an opportunity for all parents, teachers, and youth leaders to learn about the most current methods of talking to their kids about drug use, spotting warning signs, root causes of addiction, and how to seek help when needed.  The goal of Forum sponsors is to raise awareness and jump start community wide solutions to address the real and growing problem of drug abuse impacting families throughout Ramsey County.

Thursday, October 8 - 7:00-8:30 pm, North Saint Paul High School, 2416 11th Avenue East, North Saint Paul, MN 55109

Thursday, October 29 - 7:00-8:30 pm, Mounds View High School, 1900 Lake Valentine Road, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Information will be available before and after the Forum from local resources including Fairview Riverside, Ramsey County Children's Crisis Response, Detoxification, Public Health, Attorney, Sheriff, and local law enforcement, counseling and rehabilitation service providers.

Free admission.  CEU credits offered for social work, LADC, nurses, and education professionals.  Open to all Ramsey County residents, with all parents encouraged to attend.

Download the poster (pdf format | jpeg format) to print, share and help promote this event.


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 has new 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