Brown County Of Minnesota

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Sheriff's Office



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Welcome, on behalf of the men and women who comprise the Office of the Sheriff Brown County, Minnesota. This site allows the Sheriff’s Office the ability to allow you to access and view some of our organizational structure. The deputies, 911 dispatchers, correctional officers, and our clerical assistants are dedicated to serving the public with integrity and professionalism to provide the public with safety and security.

The citizens of Brown County can be proud of the operations of their Sheriffs Office. Through the support and dedication of the citizens of Brown County we have been able to achieve the success, both in equipment and personnel, to be able to operate in a heightened degree of efficiency.

We continue to face challenges that threaten the quality of life in Brown County. Through cooperation, communication, and problem solving we will continue to provide the necessary services that will enhance the quality of life and reduce the fear of crime.

Thank you for visiting the Brown County Sheriff’s Office web site.

Sincerely, Rich Hoffmann Sheriff

Your comments, suggestions, and questions regarding your Sheriff’s Office are welcome and valuable to our continued success. Please feel free to contact me by phone at (507) 233-6700, by mail at 15 South Washington Street, New Ulm Minnesota 56073, or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Calling 911

9111Use 911 Only in an Emergency!

Remember, 911 is for EMERGENCIES only. By calling 911 for non-emergencies, you might be occupying a line that someone with a true emergency needs!

When calling, 911, be sure to speak slowly and clearly. The 911 Operator will ask you several questions, give as much specific information as possible. Also, stay on the line until the 911 Operator tells you that you may hang up.

Contact Sheriff's Office

Located on the 2nd Floor of the Law Enforcement Center

15 S Washington St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Sheriff's Office:
(507) 233-6700
County Jail:
(507) 233-6775

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