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Any amount of illegal drug activity could be considered a problem but Rice County is no different than any other urban/rural county.
We are aware of the presence and are addressing the situation on multiple fronts. The Sheriff's Office has been an active participant and advocate of a two-pronged approach to combating the war on drugs: aggressive enforcement as well as early education of our youth to the dangers of drugs and other risky behaviors
Anyone suspecting illegal drug activity should call and ask to be directed to a Sheriff's drug investigator at 507-334-4391 or the toll-free anonymous tip line at 866-968-8477.
The most common crimes in Rice County are property crimes such as burglary; theft; criminal damage to property; and issuance of worthless checks, which make up the majority of all reported crimes in the County. Rice County maintains a low crime rate and the Sheriff's Office has a traditionally high clearance rate.
To report a crime, contact the anonymous 24-Hour Tip Line of the Rice County Sheriff's Office at 1-866-968-8477.
Trespass is the most frequent complaint landowners have against the recreational public
Always ask permission before entering private land. Those who are trespassing are guilty of a misdemeanor, which is punishable by fines up to $1000 and a jail sentence of 90 days. If a landowner has a concern about people trespassing on their land, all they need to do is to call the Rice County Sheriff's Office and a deputy or game warden will respond to investigate the complaint.
To contact non-emergency 24 Hour Dispatch Sheriff, call 507-334-4391, or toll-free 866-727-5299.