SHERIFF: Synthetic Drug Causes Multiple Overdoses

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the community about the dangers of K2, an illegal synthetic drug that is believed to be the cause of more than 50 non-fatal overdoses in the County. K2, also known as “spice”, is a synthetic marijuana designed to mimic the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an ingredient in naturally grown […]

SHERIFF: Fight opioid addiction during Minnesota State Fair

August 24, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) – The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Ramsey, Carver, and Dakota County Sheriff’s Offices, will be educating fairgoers about drug abuse and prevention at the #NOverdose booth beginning today, and continuing through the end of the Minnesota State Fair. The #NOverdose booth will provide information about medicine disposal and […]

SHERIFF: Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs

Earlier this week, two dozen area youth from the Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities participated in the Sheriff’s Office annual Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs event. The event pairs teen-aged youth with deputies, volunteer Special Deputies and youth Explorers for a morning of fishing, drug prevention education and lots of fun. The goal […]

SHERIFF: Red, white and blue water safety tips for the 4th of July

June 30, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) – The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging everyone to stay safe while enjoying water-related recreation such as boating or swimming during the 4th of July weekend. Individuals and families should plan ahead before enjoying a lake or swimming pool. A water safety plan should include properly fitting life jackets, necessary […]

SHERIFF: Stanek attends national law enforcement conference 📷

June 29, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was sworn in as 2nd Vice President of the National Sheriffs’ Association during the annual conference in Reno, NV. Sheriff Stanek has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2013. Members of the Major County Sheriffs’ of America also held their annual summer meeting and elections […]

SHERIFF: Body recovered from the Mississippi River

June 26, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies recovered an adult male body from the Mississippi River near the Washington Ave. Bridge at approximately 4:00 p.m. Deputies located the body after responding to a 911 call of a possible body in the river. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will […]

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office: Opioid Prevention Day

What: The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is dubbing Wednesday, June 14, 2017 “Opioid Prevention Day”. The agency will be involved in multiple events throughout the day with a focus on getting deadly opioids off the streets and saving lives. Two events will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Event 1: #NOverdose Warrant Sweep When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at […]

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office: #NOverdose Warrant Sweep

June 12, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) – The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging individuals with active warrants to surrender to authorities regardless of the offense. On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office and 18 other law enforcement agencies throughout Hennepin County will begin conducting a warrant sweep to clear active warrants and make arrests. “This year’s warrant sweep […]

Violent crime increases during first quarter of 2017 in Hennepin County

Hennepin County experienced a three-percent increase in violent crime during the first three months of 2017, when compared to the same time period for the year before. Violent crime is defined as: homicide, rape, business robbery, person-to-person robbery, and aggravated assault. “Hennepin County is a great place to live, but we cannot take our safety […]