Municipal police departments regularly patrol their own cities. The Sheriff’s Office provides similar law enforcement services to seven communities in the county – Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Little Canada, North Oaks, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, and White Bear Township – under contract.
Patrol Services responds to calls for service 24 hours a day, such as medicals, alarms, vehicle crashes, motorist assists, and domestic disputes as well as reports of property offenses and fraud. This unit assists citizens and other law enforcement agencies.
While engaging in community policing practices, Patrol Services actively patrols each contract city to prevent and deter crime, as well as enforce city and county ordinances, and state and federal laws. Initial reports of felony-level offenses are taken by Patrol Services and then forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Unit for further investigation.
State statutes also require an expanded Sheriff’s Office role, providing jurisdiction and authority throughout the county. As a result, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office collaborates with and supports local law enforcement agencies in a variety of ways, programs, and activities.
View calls for service online
The Sheriff's Office has partnered with LexisNexis to share calls for service information via the website Community Crime Map. Incident data can be viewed on a map, grid, and analytics dashboard. Users can sign up for free reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent activity. CommunityCrimeMap.com helps the public get a better idea of the law enforcement activity in their area so they can make more informed decisions about how to stay safe.