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 department for police services within Wanamingo.  If you have an emergency in Wanamingo, dial 911. To speak to a deputy about a non-emergency, you may phone the office directly at 507-824-2497 (if a deputy is in the office), or you can have a deputy dispatched by dialing 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’ 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 911 for any police, fire, or medical response from public safety personnel. 

Contact
Number
Emergency
911
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