The Patrol Unit is part of the Enforcement Services Division, headquartered in Brooklyn Park.  

The Patrol Unit provides emergency reponse, patrol services, service of civil papers, and warrant service to communities throughout the county.  In addition, the Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement service provider to:
  • Greenfield
  • Hanover
  • Medicine Lake
  • Rockford
  • The Hennepin County Home School
  • The Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility
  • Fort Snelling
  • The 133rd MN Air National Guard
  • The 934th USAF Air Wing
  • U.S. Marine Corp/Naval Reserves
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office – Patrol Unit
For emergencies, call 911
9401 83rd Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Each year, the Patrol Unit conducts several Safe & Sober enforcement efforts aimed at removing impaired drivers from the road.  The Minnesota Department of Public Safety coordinates these details statewide.  The Patrol Unit collaborates with the court system to conduct home compliance visits to defendants who are under the jurisdiction of the DWI Court.  Deputies also provide D.A.R.E education to schools.  


The Patrol Unit responds to in-progress crimes and emergencies.  In addition, it provides proactive enforcement efforts aimed at preventing violent crime.  In partnership with local law enforcement agencies, the unit conducts directed patrols in areas of higher criminal activity.  The result has been arrests in the affected areas, improved reponse times, and the deterrence of criminal activity.

Service of Civil Process
A significant responsibility of the Sheriff's Office is the service of civil process.  Deputies in the Patrol Unit handle 31 types of civil process, including subpoenas, summons, and domestic abuse orders for protection.
The Sheriff's Office has contributed to the implementation of Hennepin County's Foreclosure Prevention and Response Program.  It provides assistance to homeowners and renters.  For information, visit, or call the Minnesota Home Ownership Center at 651-659-9336.
Service of Arrest Warrants
The Sheriff's Office is responsible for the administration and execution of the service of arrest warrants, commitments, and other court orders issued for persons who are wanted in Hennepin County and/or other jurisdictions.  Responsibility for the execution of warrants also involves extraditing wanted individuals back to Hennepin County who are captured in other counties or states. 
Through the Patrol Unit, the Sheriff's Office executes several important warrant initiatives.  The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Suburban Juvenile Initiative (SJI) focuses on juveniles with arrest warrants.  SJI tracks down juvenile offenders, makes arrests, and encourages offenders to turn themselves in.  The goal is to hold juveniles accountable for their actions.  Another effective initiative is the Sheriff's Office partnership with the FBI's Minnesota Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force.  It tracks down and arrests violent fugitives who have fled Minnesota, or who have fled from another jurisdiction and moved into Hennepin County.