General Information
Emergency Management Director
Sheriff Tim Riley
Deputy Emergency Management Director
Kim Joos
Phone Numbers
(320) 634-5411
Fax: (320) 634-5457
Emergencies: Dial 911
130 East Minnesota Avenue

Emergency Management

Thank you for your interest in signing up for Pope County’s Emergency Notification System. We are proud to offer this new service to the public. An Emergency Notification System, or Reverse 911 as they are sometimes known, gives those in charge of Public Safety a chance to reach out to the public in case of an emergency event. This system, combined with our other emergency alert methods, is designed to get emergency messages to you the public, quickly and effectively. This does not preclude you from calling 911 if you need emergency information; it simply provides an opportunity for us to disseminate critical information to you if and when the need arises. The reason for this form is to gather as many means of contact as you may have, so that in the event of an emergency that affects Pope County, we can notify you in multiple ways.

Important Notes:

  • We maintain a constantly updating database of all land line telephone numbers registered in Pope County. Feel free to list any additional land line phone numbers, however we are most interested in gathering cell phone numbers and email addresses.
  • This information will remain in the custody of the Pope County Emergency Management Department at all times, and will only be used for Emergency Notification purposes.

We appreciate you taking the time to share this important information with us!

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NOVEMBER 14-18, 2022

Minnesota summers are cherished times. But as the season turns to fall, and the air turns crisp, we know a Minnesota winter is soon on the way. As we get out the gloves and boots, it is time to refresh our winter safety knowledge and skills - and get prepared.

That’s why the Minnesota Department of Public Safety division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DPS-HSEM), in collaboration with the National Weather Service, sponsors the annual Winter Hazard Awareness Week public information campaign each year.

The week features an intense news and social media information campaign that highlights daily topics related to winter weather safety. The HSEM Winter Weather Safety website offers additional information, checklists, and resources to assist in local education efforts throughout the season. We encourage people, families, businesses, and organizations to use the information to review, refresh and share their winter safety knowledge and habits.

Monday, Nov. 14: Winter Weather Overview – Ice storms, blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, winter weather watches warnings and wind chill.

Tuesday, Nov. 15: Outdoor Winter Safety – Safety on ice, snowmobile safety, hypothermia and frostbite

Wednesday, Nov. 16: Winter Fire Safety – Winter and holiday fire safety, alternative heat sources, smoke detectors, cooking safety, candles and decorations.

Thursday, Nov. 17: Indoor Winter Safety – Carbon monoxide, radon, mold and general home care.

Friday, Nov. 18: Winter Driving – Auto safety, snowplows, road conditions, using 511, winter driving tips and car survival kits.

Be sure to visit the HSEM website, and Facebook pages for Winter Hazard Awareness Week tips and other best practices.
Find additional information on the
National Weather Service’s winter safety webpage.


Main Weather Safety Page


Tornado Drill Day Page

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