Swift County Sheriff

For non-emergency and general info, call us at 320-843-3133


Services and Responsibilities:

  • Full range of law enforcement services for Swift County.
  • Patrol-based services, including traffic law enforcement; general calls for service; investigate motor vehicle accidents.
  • Enforce boating regulations throughout the County and investigate drownings.
  • Provide crime prevention and education services to the general public.
  • Provide investigative services and preparation for prosecution by the County Attorney for felony-level crimes including death investigations, juvenile issues, drug investigations, and welfare fraud.
  • Responsible for Civil Process, orders of the Court, and all arrest warrants issued by the Court.
  • Investigate child protection cases jointly with Swift County Human Services.
  • Responsible for telecommunications including 911 emergency calls and dispatching all emergency and non-emergency law enforcement, fire and EMS services within Swift County.
  • Responsible for court security.
  • Responsible for the transportation of committed patients and prison­ers.
  • Responsible for the administration and operation of the County jail.
  • Provide assistance to other law enforce­ment agencies in the County.
  • Support the efforts of the County Emergency Manager.
  • Provide law enforcement services under contract to the City of Kerkhoven and Murdock.
The Sheriff's Department includes the following positions:
  • Sheriff
  • 9 Full Time Deputy Sheriffs & 3 Part Time Deputy Sheriffs 
  • Operations Manager (supervises jail, communications, records and civil process functions) 
  • 8 full‑time Communications & Corrections Officers (records, dispatch, jail)
  • 3 part‑time Communications & Corrections Officers
  • 2 part‑time Bailiff/Transport Officers