Located at 204 EAST PEARL STREET in OWATONNA, MN 55060
LON THIELE, SHERIFF
PLEASE DIAL 911 FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.
In a Non-Emergency situation where you need to reach a Licensed Deputy, please call 507.451.8232. This is our Dispatch Center non-emergency number. You will then be put in contact with one of our Deputies who is currently on duty. You can report a crime, suspicious activity, or inquire about laws, etc.
We have established a TIP LINE for all Steele County Law Enforcement agencies. That number is: 1.866.878.7964.
All the information supplied will be investigated to the best of our ability. Please know that the more details you supply us with the better we can follow through on the situation. Leaving your name and number is optional but would be appreciated and kept totally confidential.
The Steele County Sheriff's Office is on the first floor of the Steele County Law Enforcement Center located at 204 E Pearl, Owatonna MN 55060. The exterior lobby at this location is open 24/7. There is a phone available there that will allow you to talk to a dispatcher, who will direct your call appropriately.
The Steele County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to protect and serve the citizen’s of Steele County and support their quality of life. We coordinate the efforts of the emergency and support services to provide the highest level of responsiveness possible. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service and fairness to all.
As adopted by the Steele County Board of Commissioners on September 27, 2005
Fairness - We treat all people impartially, with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and the communities we serve.
Integrity - We are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct and truthfulness in all our duties. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and pride in a professional level of service and fairness to all.
Honesty - The members of the Steele County Sheriff’s Office will be truthful and trustworthy at all times.
The Steele County Sheriff’s Office is governed not only by state statutes, but also by our own policy/procedure manual. Some of these policies/procedures are mandated by MN Peace Officer Standards and Training, the remaining compilation ensures a uniform handling of various situations.
The Sheriff's Office oversees the operation of the Steele County Detention Center