Sheriff's Office

RCSO leadership

Mission statement

The mission of the Rice County Sheriff's Office is to proactively protect the residents of Rice County through empathetic service that preserves public trust.

Department overview

In Minnesota, the sheriff is elected every four years, maintaining a direct connection between the populace and the chief law officer of the county. The Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement protection and service throughout the county, operates and maintains a detention facility (jail), act as officers of the court provide courthouse security and prisoner conveyance, directs emergency management, conduct search and rescue operations, and oversees recreational education and enforcement.


Emergency alerts

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news: sign up for our Emergency Alert Program.
Citizen Alert Notification Sign UpIt provides critical information quickly in situations, including severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.
Time-sensitive messages delivered to wherever you specify. Individuals needing assistance can call Rice and Steele 911 at 507-334-4391.

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Car seats

Minnesota's Child Passenger Restraint Law
Child Passenger Safety information from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety
The Ultimate Car Seat Guide
Anyone with questions about installing a car seat can schedule a car seat check by calling Rice County Public Health at 507-332-6111.