General Information
Timothy P. Riley
Phone Numbers
(320) 634-5411
Fax: (320) 634-5457
Emergencies: Dial 911
130 East Minnesota Avenue

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday - Sunday
Dispatch Hours
Monday - Sunday
Always Open

Sheriff's Office

Services and Responsibilities

  • Enhanced 911 Emergency Calls
  • Provide full range of law enforcement services for Pope County
  • Traffic law enforcement:
    • Respond to calls for service
    • Investigate motor vehicle accidents
  • Water safety program:
    • Enforce boating regulations
    • Investigate drowning accidents in the county
    • Issue permits for special events
  • Provide crime prevention and education services to the general public
  • Minnesota Crime Alert Network
  • Minnesota Crime Watch
  • Operation I.D.
  • D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
  • Public Safety Announcements
  • Senior Citizens Rights
  • National Child Safety Council
  • H.E.L.P. Council
  • State and Federal Tobacco Compliance
  • Provide investigative services and preparation for prosecution by the County Attorney for all crimes including the following specialty areas:
    • Juvenile issues
    • Illegal narcotics/substance trafficking
    • Welfare fraud
  • Responsible for service of Civil Process including Sheriff's sales, special Orders from the court and all arrest warrants emanating from the Court.
  • Work child abuse/neglect investigations jointly and separately with Pope County Family Services.
  • Responsible for call taking including 911 emergency calls and then dispatching all emergency response units in the County.
  • Responsible for security in the courtrooms and adjacent areas.
  • Responsible for the transportation of committed patients and prisoners.
  • Provide mutual aid for other law enforcement agencies in the County and surrounding areas.
  • Provide for specialized in-service training to all employees.
  • Coordination for all systems, programs and operations to ensure an integrated response to emergencies, hazards, contamination by hazardous materials and natural disasters.