DODGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: PUBLIC SAFETY
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) is located in Mantorville in the East wing of the Dodge County Courthouse, the oldest working courthouse in the state of Minnesota. The Sheriff's Office was established in 1855, when Minnesota Territorial Governor Willis Gorman appointed JB Hubbell as Dodge County's first Sheriff.
In November of 2014, Scott Rose was elected the 26th Sheriff of Dodge County.
The Dodge County Sheriff's Office serves a county population of nearly 21,000 including 6 municipalities (Claremont, Dodge Center, Hayfield, Kasson, Mantorville and West Concord) and 12 Townships. The cities of Kasson and West Concord have their own Police Departments while the Sheriff's Office contracts with the remaining 4 municipalities.
The Sheriff’s Office includes 19 Patrol Deputies, 3 Transport Officers, 2 Court Deputies, 2 Night Sergeants, 2 Day Sergeants, 1 Court Security Sergeant, 3 Investigators, a Captain, a Chief Deputy and the Sheriff. The Office also staffs 4 clerical/records employees and a Dispatch Center with 8 full-time 911 Emergency Dispatchers, a Dispatch Supervisor and an Emergency Management Director. The county's 3 law enforcement agencies, 6 fire departments and 3 ambulance services are all dispatched by the DCSO Dispatch Center.
In addition to patrol, the Sheriff's Office has deputies assigned to Investigations, the School Resource Officer program, the ENTRY Team, Crime Prevention, and Warrants.
Programs / Informational Pages:
Dodge County Court Information
Dodge County Sheriff's Posse
Identity Theft & Fraud Awareness
Keeping Your Kids Drug-Free
Landlords & Tenants: Rights & Responsibilities
The Dodge County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division periodically allows citizen's to participate in ride-a-longs. Those applying for a ride-a-long will be subject to a background check and be required to meet specific criteria and approval from the Patrol Captain. If you wish to schedule a ride-a-long, please fill out a RIDE-A-LONG WAIVER form and submit by e-mail to Captain Anderson at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted if approved.
REGISTER YOUR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PARTY EARLY FOR YOUR FREE PARTY PACKS
The safety of our communities here in Dodge County depends on both law enforcement and the citizens we serve because preventing and solving crime is truly a community effort. Our success, in great part, is directly affected by the input we get from our communities – reporting suspicious activity, suspicious vehicles, disputes and domestic disturbances, etc.
National Night Out gives us a great opportunity each year to bring neighborhoods together with the men and women who protect them, to help further build trust and relationships with the people we serve. This year National Night Out is Tuesday August 1st. We encourage you to organize a neighborhood gathering that night – some people do picnics, block parties, or just simple meet and greets to get to know their neighbors better. Studies have shown the closer your neighborhood is, the safer it is!
We’d love the opportunity to have our deputies come and meet your neighbors. If you register your party early, we will deliver party packs earlier in the day for you so you’re ready for your party. Party Packs contain fun stuff for kids and adults! Also, if there is other crime prevention information you would like to share, let us know and we can provide that as well.
To register your National Night Out Party, contact Deputy David Skadson or Deputy Jeff Brion in our office at 507-635-6200. You can also email them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. They need to know what time your party will start, the number of attendants you anticipate (adults and kids), and what information you are interested in hearing about related to public safety, law enforcement, neighborhood safety, etc. If you are interested in other public safety attending (ambulance or fire) let them know that as well.
We are looking forward to seeing you all on National Night Out!!!