LAW & PUBLIC SAFETYSheriff's OfficePublic Education   

Educating the Public


The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is committed to keeping the citizens of St. Louis County safe.  Public education is an important component of public safety.  The Sheriff's Office has a number of available programs to safeguard children, businesses and community members. 

  • Amber Alert: The Sheriff's Office, and many other law enforcement agencies, participate with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Department of Justice to implement the AMBER Alert program.  The AMBER Alert program is activated when a child 17 years of age or younger is abducted and there is reason to believe the child is in imminent danger, or when a child medically diagnosed as suffering mental or physical disability is missing or abducted and there is reason to believe the child is in imminent danger, and there is information available to disseminate to the general public that could assist in the safe recovery of the child and/or the apprehension of a suspect.

  • FingerprintingThe Sheriff's Office provides fingerprinting services for residents and members of the community.

  • Project Childsafe: A nationwide program to help ensure safe and responsible firearm storage.  The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office received gunlocks which were distributed free of charge to the public. 
  • Public Safety Talks:  Upon request, the Sheriff's Office will conduct Public Safety Talks and/or demonstrations within the county.  Topics may include such things as Neighborhood Watch programs, Emergency Preparedness, and more.  Contact the Sheriff's Office via e-mail for more information.


911 Call Training for Kids
K-9 Demonstrations