Wanamingo Policing Contract

Wanamingo Office

The Wanamingo office is located at 401 Main Street in the city hall building. The city of Wanamingo has contracted with the Sheriff's Office for police services within Wanamingo. If you have an emergency in Wanamingo, dial 9-1-1. To speak to a deputy about a non-emergency, call 651-385-3155 and talk with the Sheriff’s Dispatcher who will have a deputy contact you.

Factors for Policing Decisions

When making decisions on the level of policing needed, the city leaders consider both Community and Policing factors. Community factors include the population, growth rate, geographic size of city, housing types, numbers of highways and roadways, relationship to major cities, commercial property, parks, trails, size of school, the local demand for service by citizens and the cost of providing the services. Policing factors include the desired response times to calls for service, police visibility in the community, traffic enforcement, local ordinance enforcement, size of the city’s patrol area and familiarity with local issues.

Policing in Wanamingo

The City of Wanamingo contracts with the Sheriff’s Office to provide policing needs in the community. Contracted services provide the city with all the resources of the Sheriff’s Office, including; preventive patrol, crime prevention, traffic and ordinance enforcement, and the investigation of crimes. The hours of coverage vary in each community that we contract with. The decision on the hours of service is reached through an analysis of needs and is cooperatively decided upon by the city council and the Sheriff’s Office. Citizens should call 9-1-1 for any police, fire, or medical response from public safety personnel.

Contact Number
Emergency 9-1-1
Non-Emergency (Sheriff's Dispatch) 651-385-3155
General Questions (Administration) 651-267-2600
Tip Line 651-267-2699 or 866-887-HELP (4357)
Civil Process Service 651-267-2601
Adult Detention Center 651-267-2804
Wanamingo City Hall 507-824-4591