Tel: (320) 634-5411
Fax: (320) 634-5457
130 East Minnesota Avenue, Glenwood, MN 56334

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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.

Burning Permits

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.

Open Burning Ordinance
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