Brown County election officials have identified and are addressing a processing error where some mail ballot voters received balloting materials with mismatched outgoing and signature envelopes for the August 13 State Primary Election.  Out of an abundance of caution, it was decided to direct our print vendor to send replacement balloting materials to all mail ballot voters to preserve data integrity and ensure a fair election.   Mail ballot voters must use the replacement ballot, signature envelope and return envelope and return their ballot to the Brown County Auditor-Treasurer’s office by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2024, for their vote to count.  Downloadable Press Release


dispatch11The Brown County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center is located in the Brown County Law Enforcement Center at 15 S Washington St in New Ulm.  The Dispatch Center is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for 911 calls placed in Brown County, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, answering 911 emergency calls as well as non-emergency calls.

The non-emergency number for the Brown County Sheriff's Office is (507) 233-6700. Callers may dial the non-emergency number to report situations that are not an emergency, but may still require police, fire, or EMS attention.

Dispatchers take information from callers and dispatch the appropriate personnel.

The Dispatch Center is the severe weather warning point for Brown County. Warning sirens are activated for New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, Springfield, Comfrey, Evan, Cobden, and Hanska. These sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of each month.

Dispatchers utilize various resources for gaining pertinent information.  Such resources include police radio, Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf/Hearing Impaired (TDD), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services Division (DVS), Statewide Supervision, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), and GEO Lynx Mapping System.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office Dispatches for the Following Agencies:

  • Brown County Sheriff's Department
  • New Ulm Police Department
  • Sleepy Eye Police Department
  • Springfield Police Department
  • Comfrey Police Department
  • New Ulm Ambulance
  • Sleepy Eye Ambulance
  • Springfield Ambulance
  • New Ulm Fire/Rescue
  • Hanska Fire/Rescue
  • Sleepy Eye Fire/Rescue
  • Springfield Fire/Rescue
  • Comfrey Fire/Rescue

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Located on the 2nd Floor of the Law Enforcement Center

15 S Washington St
PO Box 877
New Ulm, Minnesota 56073

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

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14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073