Responsibilities & Services

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement service to a population of nearly 62,500 full-time residents. During our peak tourist season the population triples to an estimated 187,500 people. Crow Wing County is 999 square miles: 45 miles from north to south and 27 miles from west to east. It has 92,000 acres of water.


The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office has approximately 130 employees consisting of administrators, investigators, field deputies, correctional officers, dispatchers and a support unit.

There are 10 local police departments within Crow Wing County: Brainerd, Baxter, Breezy Point, Crosby, Crosslake, Cuyuna, Deerwood, Emily, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office and all of the local police departments work together in keeping Crow Wing County residents safe.

Visit the Newsroom for information on what is happening in Crow Wing County.

2021 Coloring Contest

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office would like to invite you to join in our CREATE YOUR OWN COLORING CONTEST! Students entering grades K - 5 are encouraged to participate. We want you to share ways of being safe. Entry forms can be printed or picked up at the Sheriff's Office. All entries are due by 4:30pm on Friday, July 23, 2021. Click here for full details. 

We want to provide you with excellent customer service. To help us measure our success, please comment on the service you received.

Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office YouTube Channel

Check out our new YouTube channel