Protection with integrity, service and empathy
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news: sign up for our Emergency Alert Program.
This system provides critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.
Time-sensitive messages will be delivered to where
you specify: home, cell or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. Individuals who need assistance can register by calling Rice and Steele 911 at 507-334-4391.
Anonymous tips online
To submit a tip: Text RICECO + your tip to 847411
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Tip submissions may not be received until the following day. In case of emergency, dial 911. For tip submissions requiring an immediate response, contact Rice County Sheriff's Office.
Body-worn camera policy
The primary purpose of using a body-worn camera (BWC) is to capture evidence arising from peace officer-citizen encounters. This policy reflects a balance between the desire to establish exacting and detailed requirements and the reality that deputies must attend to their primary duties and the safety of all concerned, often in circumstances that are tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving. This policy also sets forth rules governing access to and retention of BWC data.
Find the entire policy here.