Sheriff's Office

Responsibilities & Services

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement service to a population of nearly 62,500 full-time residents. During our peak tourist season the population triples to an estimated 187,500 people. Crow Wing County is 999 square miles: 45 miles from north to south and 27 miles from west to east. It has 92,000 acres of water.


The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office has approximately 130 employees consisting of administrators, investigators, field deputies, correctional officers, dispatchers and a support unit.

There are 10 local police departments within Crow Wing County: Brainerd, Baxter, Breezy Point, Crosby, Crosslake, Cuyuna, Deerwood, Emily, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office and all of the local police departments work together in keeping Crow Wing County residents safe.

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2021 Law Enforcement Student Scholarship

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the Minnesota Sheriff's Association (MSA) scholarship program. This year the MSA will be awarding up to 15 - $2,000 scholarships. This year's award has been increased by 230% over past years. Copies of the application are also available at the Sheriff's Office front desk. Completed applications must be submitted in person or by mail to the Sheriff's Office by 4:30 pm on November 19, 2021. Click here for more details.

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Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office YouTube Channel

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