The Jackson County Sheriff's office offers a number of community services.  

Scam NotificationWe continue to receive complaints on a daily basis from citizens who have received a scam phone call.  These scams are sophisticated and the caller is often quite convincing.  If they sense you are not falling for the scam, they often become aggressive and threatening. 

Never provide personal information like credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or bank account information over the phone unless you know that the call is legitimate.  Never wire money to someone you don't know.  If you do not want to receive unsolicited phone calls, register your home and mobile phone numbers with the National Do Not Call Registry.  This won’t stop all unsolicited calls, but it will stop most.  If your number is on the registry and you still get calls, they’re probably from scammers ignoring the law.  Don't rely on caller ID to verify the origin of a phone call.  Phone scammers often use technology to manipulate the originating number.  The call may appear as though it is an area call, but in reality it is coming from overseas or Canada and is part of their hoax.   

If you receive a phone call that you believe is a scam, hang up and call the Sheriff's Office.Click here for more information.

Property Return - If you are requesting property to be returned after it was seized by our agency, you must do so Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm. Property will not be released on weekends or holidays.

Vacation Watch - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office provides a property check for when the home/business owner will be gone for a period of time. If you wish to have Deputies conduct a security check for your property, please fill out the Security Check form found on  the Permits, Applications and Forms page.. The form can be filled out and dropped off at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.  Please be sure to provide as much information on the form as possible.

Disclaimer - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office may periodically monitor the exterior of your property to the extent staffing and resources allow while away on the dates specified on the Vacation Watch Form. However, due to other essential functions of the Sheriff's Office, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office cannot guarantee the security of your property and is not liable or responsible for any theft, damage, etc., to your property while away.  This service provided by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office is at no charge, but does not relieve you of the responsibility for taking measures to secure your property.

Fingerprints - If you are needing fingerprints for a professional license, foster/adoption, a criminal case, or any other reason fingerprints are needed, please be sure you do the following:

    • Call 507-847-4420 to make an appointment.

    • Have your driver's license or other government issued identification.

    • The fee is $10 per fingerprint card, except for foster/adoption prints.

    • Prior to coming in for your appointment, please call to be sure we are not busy booking in an inmate or fingerprinting someone else

Take it to the Box -  the "Take it to the Box" drug drop off program promotes the safe use, safe storage and safe disposal of unneeded medication, prescription medication, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.  A Drug Disposal Box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the lobby of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.Needles and other sharps are NOT accepted.  All drop offs are anonymous.Acceptable items include:

  • unused/expired prescription medication
  • over-the-counter medication
  • animal/pet medication
  • liquid medication - must be in leak-proof containers
  • illegal drugs/paraphernalia such as pipes and other objects - illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia can be put in a paper bag or other container for privacy before dropping them into the disposal box.

Before disposing the medication into the box, please do the following:

    • leave medication in the original container
    • remove your name and other personal information
    • keep the name of the medication on the container and be sure it is closed