Olmsted County Sheriff's Office


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The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office is located at:

101 4th St SE, Rochester, MN 55904-3718

Lobby hours are weekdays from 8 AM to 4:30 PM CST (closed on weekends and holidays).

Contact the Dispatch Center:

Emergency - Call 911

Non-emergency - Call 507 328-6800

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Submit an Anonymous Tip:

 If you would like to submit an anonymous web tip with Rochester Olmsted County Crime Stoppers, click on the logo below:

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The County of Olmsted and the City of Rochester, Minnesota accepts certain non-emergency crime reports online

If you are the victim or a witness of a crime that occurred within Olmsted County or the City of Rochester, you may submit your initial report online.  Based on the information you report, you may be contacted by a Deputy/Officer or Investigator.

This form should only be used for non-emergency reports. If you wish to report an emergency or urgent incident please call 9-1-1.

If you would like to be notified of an Amber Alert, please click on the link below to set up an account.

Amber Alert  

Body Worn Camera Policy and Audit:

Body Worn Camera Policy (8.45 MB)

2019 Body-Worn Camera Audit Results (153 KB)

Olmsted County, the home of the Mayo Clinic, Is located in southeastern Minnesota. With a population of more than 150,000 citizens, Olmsted County ranks eighth in population size among Minnesota counties. Olmsted County consists of 18 townships and seven cities, for a total area of 653 square miles.

The members of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office take pride in providing effective, efficient and fair law enforcement and detention services to the residents and visitors of Olmsted County.

Kevin E. Torgerson -  Sheriff

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Our Mission

To provide quality services that promote and protect the well-being, safety and security of all people in our community.

Our Vision:  Creating a Safer Community Together

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office is committed to being an organization that we and our citizens are proud of.  Our organization is one in which every customer, either internal or external, is treated as we would want one of our family members to be treated.  We are an organization where all employees, regardless of rank or title, have the opportunity to contribute and grow.  We are an organization where an employee can advance based upon their merits in addition to receiving recognition for their accomplishments.

Related Values: 

To accomplish our mission, we will:
• Respect the integrity and dignity of all individuals.
• Demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity and a commitment to excellence.
• Be proactive and innovative problem solvers.
• Encourage our staff to volunteer in our community and seek volunteers to work with us.
• Commit to open communications and partnerships with the members of our community.
• Endeavor to provide fiscally responsible public safety services.
• Attract, develop, motivate and empower people who demonstrate professional competence, conduct and courage.
• Build and enhance relationships with other law enforcement and community-based agencies and organizations.

MN Law Enforcement Code of Ethics:

As a Law Enforcement Officer, by virtue of the authority conferred upon me by the State of Minnesota and the local governments by which I am employed, I accept it as my responsibility and fundamental duty to devote my abilities, energies, and efforts to the preservation of law and order; to the safeguarding of lives and property, the protection of the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence. 

In the face of danger, scorn or ridicule, I will remain courageous and calm. I will respect the constitutional rights of all individuals, regardless of color, race or creed. I will practice self-restraint and understanding in dealing with human frailties, and I will never lose sight of the fact that, as an officer of the law, I am not the master of the people, but the servant of the law-abiding.

In thought and deed, both in my personal and official life, I will strive to set a good example to all by obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Confidential information divulged to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret, unless revelation is necessary in the proper performance of my duties.

Ever mindful of the fact that it is better to prevent the commission of an act of crime than to apprehend the wrongdoer after the act has been committed, I will constantly strive to communicate to the general public ways and means in which crime may be prevented.

Without fear or favor, malice or ill will, I will enforce the law courteously, impartially and effectively. Without compromise, I will pursue the perpetrators of criminal acts relentlessly, never employing unnecessary force in making apprehensions and bringing law violators to justice.

I regard the badge of my chosen profession as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust.

I dedicate myself to be true to the trust, and I will keep the faith, by upholding the ideals set forth in this code of ethics.

Unanimously adopted by the Minnesota Sheriff's Association in a conference at Duluth, Minnesota, December 4, 1973.