“The mission of the Red Lake County Sheriff’s Office is to focus all available resources towards the preservation of life, the protection of property and maintaining of the peace.”

Les Arlt, Sheriff

The Office of the Sheriff performs and/or participates in the following functions and activities:

  • Execution of all civil process
  • Arrest warrants
  • Criminal investigations
  • Vehicle accident assistance / investigations
  • Patrol
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Answering calls for service
  • Contract policing services
  • Public education for citizens
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness Classes for children
  • Bailiff duties
  • Prisoner transports
  • Emergency 911
  • Dispatching services for all emergency services in Red Lake County
  • Child Protection Team
  • Diversionary Program For First Time Offenders
  • Participation in the NW Drug Task Force
  • The Sheriff is also Director of Emergency Services for Red Lake County
  • Firearms safety classes
  • Snowmobile safety classes
  • Red Lake County has:
    • Approximately 430 square miles in size
    • 4 cities
    • County population of approximately 4,500 people
    • 3 state roads, Highway¬† #92, #32 and¬† #59
    • Portion of US Highway # 2