Sheriff/Law Enforcement

The County Sheriff is elected to a four-year term.

As chief law enforcement officer of the county, the Sheriff is responsible for enforcement of county, state, and federal laws. The Sheriff's Office investigates crimes, accidents, and apprehends criminals.

To prevent crime and accidents, the Sheriff's Department patrols roads and waters within the county. Additionally, information and assistance is provided to the public and other governmental agencies to deter criminal activity.

The Sheriff operates the county jail and dispatches emergency services such as police, fire, and ambulances. The department also searches for missing and drowned persons.

As an officer of the court, the Sheriff serves civil process, enforces court orders and warrants, and maintains security for court personnel and juries.

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ATV Grant Information

Boat and Water Grant Information

Snowmobile Safety Enforcement Grant

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Link to The Lake of The Woods County Sheriff Web site

Contact Information

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