Anoka County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Anoka County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 13301 Hanson Blvd NW, Andover, 55304 MN
  • Chief:
Phone: 763-323-5000
Fax: 763-422-7503

Anoka County Sheriff's Office is located at 13301 Hanson Blvd NW, Andover, 55304 MN. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office phone number is 763-323-5000.

Anoka County Sheriff's Office News

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office is proud to partner with the DEA in Takeback Day on Saturday, October 27. Drop off site will be at the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, 13301 Hanson Blvd. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We are asking that you bring all unused prescription and over the counter medication to the drop off site for proper disposal. Of course, our drop off site is also available Monday-Friday from 8-4:30.

A sincere thank you to the Friends of SWAT Minnesota. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office is a proud recipient of the charitable contributions of Friends of SWAT Minnesota. The money was used to purchase communication systems for our SWAT Team members. The mission of Friends of SWAT Minnesota is to enhance community safety. Friends of SWAT Minnesota has been established in order to ensure that the State of Minnesota SWAT team members have an opportunity to be fully prepared with the latest training and tactics to continually and consistently protect all individuals within our Minnesota communities.

If you are able, please come out to Texas Roadhouse to support a good cause! The first $500 raised this year will go toward a scholarship fund in the memory of Blaine Police Officer Steve Nanney.

The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, the Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Domestic/Sexual Violence Coalition of Anoka County, Zion Lutheran Church of Anoka, Alexandra House, and the City of Ramsey Police Department in the Purple Lights Initiative. The initiative is an awareness campaign that focuses on the issue of domestic violence. At night, purple lights will light up the front of the Sheriff’s Office to help bring awareness to this problem. To put domestic violence in some perspective: • In 2017, Anoka County law enforcement responded to 12,309 domestic calls • The economic impact of domestic violence exceeds $8.3 billion annually in the U.S. • 1 in 3 female murder victims are killed by an intimate partner Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart said “Our office prides itself on being pro-active to combat public safety issues in the county. Domestic violence is one of many fronts that we will continue to actively tackle as we strive to make our county safer for every single resident and visitor. As we seek to draw further attention to this issue, we hope it inspires everyone to engage in the difficult conversations that are at the core of positive change.”

This past week the Midwest Regional Forensic Laboratory celebrated the 5th Annual Forensic Science Week by hosting investigators, prosecutors, public defenders, property room technicians and elected officials to a day of training.

Updated press release for the Peltier Lake Drowning.

On September 17, 2018 the Anoka County Sheriff's Office proudly welcomed two new members to its team. Detention Deputy Kayla Zerwas was sworn in by Sheriff Stuart and will be assigned to the Jail Division. Detective Joe Price was sworn in by Sheriff Stuart and will be assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. Congratulations to Detention Deputy Zerwas and Detective Price!

Yesterday, the Sheriff's Office hosted its annual Open House. We had more than 1,300 people attend the event! We would like to thank all of those who came out to visit the Open house and to all of our Community Partners who helped us to host such a great event. Thank you to all of the Staff and Volunteers who helped to make this a success. If you were not able to make it this year, you will be able to visit us next year! Please enjoy the photos of the event.

As a part of the Sheriff's Office Open House on Thursday, September 13, the Gun Permits Window will be open until 7:00 process permits.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and Nystrom & Associates partnered again this year for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Campaign. Nystrom & Associates, Ltd., Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, and Perkins Media collaborated on Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2018 campaign video called “An Important Mission”. Matt Perkins from Perkins Media won the 39th Annual prestigious “Telly Award” for this production. Matt teamed up with Sheriff Stuart, the Anoka County S.W.A.T. team, and Nystrom & Associates to create this national award-winning video! Congratulations Matt! Here is a link to the video: @MattPerkins @PerkinsMedia @AnokaCountySheriff’sOffice @sheriffjamesstuart Pictured Chris Beck, Deputy, Anoka County; James Stuart, Sheriff, Anoka County; Matt Perkins, Owner of Perkins Media; Brian Nystrom, President & CEO, Nystrom & Associates, Ltd.; Scott Oberlander, Medic, Anoka County.

Good morning everyone! With schools across Anoka County and Minnesota back in session we wanted to remind people to be mindful when out driving in the mornings and afternoons. We will have kids out walking and riding bikes to school as well as waiting at bus stops or getting off buses at bus stops. We want everyone to have a safe school year! Even our School Resource Officers, Deputy Ninow and Bowker had their first day back at school!

On Tuesday, August 21, the Sheriff's Office hosted the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive here in Andover. We had a great turn out and were able to donate blood to a great cause. The waiting times as well as the donation times were short. We highly recommend that if you have never donated to give it a try. Thank to all those who took the time to donate. We look forward to having you (as well as some new faces) back in the future when we host this event again!

On August 20, 2018, Sheriff Stuart welcomed to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office Detention Deputies Kelleen LaNore and Lucas Renter. Sheriff Stuart also promoted Wayne Heath to the rank of Commander and Dan Douglas to the rank of Lieutenant. Sheriff Stuart said "I am proud of each of these team members and trust that they will do well in their new roles as we continue working together to serve our citizens with a commitment to excellence".

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and Dunkin’ Donuts are once again teaming up to raise money for the Special Olympics! For the second year in a row, members of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office will rise to the occasion and support Special Olympics Minnesota. Sheriff's Office staff will be atop the Dunkin’ Donuts in Andover on Friday, August 17, beginning at 6 a.m. through 11 a.m. Each guest who visits a Cop on a Rooftop at the location that day and makes a donation will receive a coupon for a free Medium hot or iced coffee (one per person). Come on out the Dunkin’ Donuts at 13650 Hanson Blvd NW and support the Special Olympics!

Good Afternoon! Last night was Night to Unite across Minnesota and Anoka County. We had 46 members of the Sheriff’s Office go out and visit more than 100 parties! It was another great way for members of the Sheriff’s Office to connect with the community that we so proudly serve. There were a lot of questions, from both young and old alike, that our staff were able to answer. It is a great way for the community to learn more about us as an Office, the staff as individuals, and the law enforcement profession as a whole. Party goers were also able see some of the equipment that we get use on a regular basis. If you didn’t register a party this year, we highly recommend that you do next year. We’d love to come and visit!

Today the Sheriff’s Office hosted its annual C.A.S.T. (Community and Sheriff Together) event at Lake George Park in Oak Grove. We had a great turnout of nearly 100 kids who registered and enough volunteer boat captains to take all of them fishing! There were fish large and small caught and a good time was had by all. Sheriff James Stuart said, “It was our privilege to once again host this event, and we are very fortunate to have such great partners who get involved with us. This event and those partnerships help us to continue to connect with the community that we serve.” It took many hands to make this event a success. Those include Fishing for Life, The Oak Grove Fire Department, as well many other donors and volunteers. A special thank you goes out to all of the donors, volunteer boat captains, and Sgt. Tim Day of the Sheriff’s Office for organizing and making this event possible.

Good Afternoon! Just a reminder from the Sheriff's Office regarding phone scams... We have received multiple reports of citizens receiving automated messages from the IRS stating that they need to call (908) 356-7415 immediately to resolve taxes owed. These calls are not from the IRS and should be ignored. As always, if you have concerns about calls like these, verify with the mentioned agencies on your own before acting on a call.

Please share and if you are able, come out and support a good cause. You can team up with the Sheriff's Office to support Memorial Blood Centers and help save lives!

After nearly a 33-year career in public service, this week marks the retirement of Commander Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Commander Sommer grew up in Fridley, MN and was a 1981 graduate of Fridley High School. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, he began his career in Law Enforcement. Commander Sommer started in the Jail Division, then worked as a Patrol Deputy eventually being promoted to Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division where he spent the bulk of his career. Sommer worked as an undercover officer in the drug task force in the early 90’s before working as a general Detective. He was the Special Victims Unit Coordinator after a few years before being promoted to Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigation Division. Sommer was Commander of the Anoka-Hennepin Violent Crime and Narcotics Task force for six years. Ending his career as Administrative Commander, Sommer has served as the Office’s Public Information Officer and media spokesperson as part of his administrative duties. Thursday, July 26th will be Commander Sommer’s final day in office. We, at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, wish him a long and happy retirement that is well deserved.