The Administration Division is responsible for a combination of public, community, administrative and support services.
Office of Planning and Analysis
The Office of Planning and Analysis oversees a variety of administrative and strategic functions of the Sheriff's Office, including:
- Finance and budget services, such as developing and preparing the annual budget, managing the five-year capital improvement program, processing accounts payable and receivable and producing financial reports.
- Human resources and payroll, including maintaining personnel records, processing payroll, answering employees' questions about benefits, and working with hiring managers during the hiring process.
- Grant and contract management, such as seeking, securing, implementing and reporting grant funding, and managing governing and related documentation and agreements (memorandum of understandings, joint powers of agreement, request for board actions, requests for proposals, etc.).
- Planning and policy analysis, including performance measures, strategic planning, research and analysis and managing new and emerging department initiatives.
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit processes all warrants that are issued by Ramsey County District Court as required by state statute. This includes entering and removing warrants into and from state and federal databases while providing timely, accurate and non-biased information to the community and law enforcement agencies regarding individuals with outstanding warrants.
An arrest warrant, which calls for the immediate apprehension and arrest of a person, is issued by a district court judge as a result of a suspected commission of a crime and/or failure to follow an order of the court, such as a violation of probation or pre-trial supervision.
Checking for an arrest warrant
To ask if you or someone else has an arrest warrant, please visit the arrest warrant search.
You can also call the Warrants Unit at 651-266-9320, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Closed on Saturday, Sunday and government holidays.
If you have an active warrant, you should turn yourself in at the Adult Detention Center.
Gun Permit Unit
The Gun Permit Unit is responsible for providing services related to purchasing or transferring a handgun as well as permits to carry a handgun in accordance with Minnesota and federal laws. These services are provided to residents of Ramsey County.
Criminal History Unit
The Criminal History Unit maintains and disseminates criminal history information on all persons arrested in Ramsey County. Working with local, state and federal agencies, criminal history information and booking photos are made available to assist in the arrest, charging and sentencing process of known criminals.
In accordance with the Minnesota Data Practices Act and applicable laws, this unit also provides records to the public and to employers mandated to check criminal history records prior to employment.
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Office of Professional Standards
The Office of Professional Standards develops and implements policies and procedures, works closely with policy makers and administers three units: the Internal Affairs Unit, the Property and Fleet Management Unit and Gun Permit Unit.
By identifying and making recommendations for improvements that affect operations, the Office of Professional Standards remains committed to maintaining the highest professional standards and the integrity of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.
Internal Affairs Unit
The Internal Affairs (IA) Unit provides a full, fair and complete investigation to address concerns about the actions of Sheriff’s Office employees by investigating complaints and allegations of misconduct, improper job performance or violations of policy, procedure and/or federal or state law.
Training and Staff Development Unit
The Training and Staff Development Unit develops and implements all department training. Sheriff’s Office staff continually receive training on topics such as firearms, use of force, emergency vehicle operations, emergency medical treatment, officer safety, crisis intervention, regional response and other topics as needed by assignment.
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, which allows the Sheriff’s Office to approve and sponsor continuing education opportunities. The East Metro Firearms Range, available for all law enforcement agencies in Ramsey and Washington counties, is managed by the Training and Staff Development Unit.
Background Investigations Unit
The Background Investigations Unit conducts and administers pre-employment testing and conducts background investigations. This unit supports the recruitment, selection, hiring and promotion of staff based on character and competence, helping to ensure that professional men and women are selected to serve Ramsey County after a thorough background investigation.
Office of Information and Technology
The Office of Information and Technology supports, develops and manages all technology, and also supports research and evaluation efforts. Through the strategic management of resources and information systems, this office remains committed to creating solutions that improve services through technology.
The Office of Information and Technology has three primary functions:
Supports computer hardware, software, networking and infrastructure needs by providing technical services, support, security, training and troubleshooting services.
Research and Development
Works closely with Sheriff’s Office staff, the county’s Information Services Department, other agencies and organizations and vendors to increase information sharing, develop applications and produce timely, accurate and reliable information, reports and systems.
Technology Project Management
Provides guidance and management for technology projects and development efforts by collaborating with Sheriff’s Office staff and partners and providing training on best practices in project management.