Deputies respond to all calls for service within the county and perform a broad range of activities which include investigating crimes such as disturbances, domestic violence incidents, suspicious persons and vehicles; answering calls for assistance; responding to accidents; administering first aid to the injured; transporting prisoners and individuals with mental disorders. Deputies also serve civil papers and arrest warrants.
Patrol deputies work four days/twelve-hour shifts on a four days on, four days off rotation.
In addition to their regular duty assignments, deputies also have opportunities to explore interests and develop new skills. These activities include such department-wide functions as: background investigations of potential deputy sheriff candidates; field training officers for newly hired deputies; Boat and Water Safety; snowmobile patrol; DWI saturation patrol; illegal drug investigation; arson investigation; and membership on the Emergency Response Team (ERT).
The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office online crime mapping dashboard
shows various types of crime incidents, including crimes against people, property crimes, and others that are reportable as part of the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
The dashboard shows incidents that occurred in areas of the county that fall under the jurisdiction of the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, as well as in other jurisdictions that use the same records management system. (Incidents that occur within the cities of Duluth, Hermantown and Virginia - which use separate records systems - are not shown unless a St. Louis County Deputy was involved in the response.)