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
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
Public Safety Announcements
Senior Citizens Rights
National Child Safety 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:
Illegal narcotics/substance trafficking
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
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
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
In order to activate your burning permit, you must contact Pope County Dispatch at (320) 634-5411. You will be required to give them your name, location of burn, telephone number, and description of what you will be burning.