News Flash

Posted on: October 6, 2021

SAFCOM turns 45!

In the fall of 1976, a group of Citizen Band radio operators approached then Deputy Director of Emergency Management, Tim O’Laughlin, with a proposal to serve as volunteers for the County in weather spotting.  That group became known as...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Sheriff urges drivers to use caution during harvest season

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry.  As farmers head out to their fields, drivers may need to add a few more minutes to their travel time in the event they encounter a t...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

2021 Law Enforcement Scholarship Program

Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2021. The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund awarding of up to fifteen (15) $2,000 schol...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Structure Fire in New Market Township

On September 6, 2021 at 5:17 p.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch received a call of a barn on fire on the 27xxx block of Vernon Boulevard in New Market Township.  

Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed a barn fully engulfed in fl...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Scott-Le Sueur Co farmers donate soy-based tires to Scott Co and Le Sueur Co Sheriff’s Offices

The Scott/Le Sueur County Soybean Growers Association recently presented checks to the Scott County and Le Sueur Sheriff’s Offices to purchase soy-based tires.  The donation was made possible with the help of the Minnesota Soybean Resea...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Employee Promotions

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is pleased to announce the promotions of three Sheriff’s Office employees:  Corrections Officer Cassie Kelly has been promoted to Corrections Sergeant, Recreational Safety Deputy Jacob Edwinson to Patrol...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Registration for Sheriff’s Office Annual Youth Fishing Derby is now open

Since 1999, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office has been proudly hosting its Annual Youth Fishing Derby with the support and generosity of our sponsors and volunteers.  Every summer, local kids join dozens of Scott County deputies, fire f...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

UPDATE: Road worker struck by vehicle in Spring Lake Township

Update to 6/28/2021 Press Release (Road worker struck by vehicle in Spring Lake Township)

 

On July 1, 2021, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner notified the Scott County Sheriff’s Office that the road construction worker who was struck ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Road worker struck by vehicle in Spring Lake Township

On June 28, 2021, at 12:04 pm, Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a road worker who was struck by a vehicle just north of the intersection of Marschall Road (CR17) and 170th Street East (CR12) in Spring Lake Township...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Investing in Kids Will Help Prevent Crime

This month, Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen became a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, an anti-crime organization of over 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors nationwide.  For 25 years, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids members have spoken ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Sheriff’s Office invites neighborhoods to register for Night to Unite

Night to Unite is back in 2021 and will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd, with most neighborhood events being scheduled between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Night to Unite encourages neighborhoods to join the national celebration and participate in ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Structure fire in Cedar Lake Township

On June 11, 2021 at 5:07 p.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch received a call of a pole shed on fire on the 26xxx block of Baseline Avenue in Cedar Lake Township.  

Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed a pole shed fully engulfed ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

New regulations for panfish in effect on Prior Lake

New sunfish and crappie limits went into effect March 1, 2021 on 94 Minnesota lakes, including Prior Lake (Upper and Lower).  The new regulations lower limits on specific waters as part of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Planting Season and Roadway Safety

With temperatures on the rise, more farmers will be in their fields, which means slow-moving farm equipment will also be on Scott County roadways.  “We want to encourage drivers to be mindful, slow down, and share the road, which will n...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Speed limit changes along Highway 169 south of Shakopee starting in May

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently made speed limit changes for portions of Minnesota Trunk Highway (MNTH) 169 in Louisville and Jackson Townships that are scheduled to take place in early May.  

The existing 55 mile per h...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Barn Fire – Blakeley Township

On April 19, 2021 at 2:42 pm, Scott County Dispatch received a call of a barn on fire on the 23xxx block of Oakcrest Trail in Blakeley Township.  

Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed the corner of a large barn on fire. &...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Employee Promotions

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is pleased to announce the promotions of two Sheriff’s Office employees.  Assistant Jail Administrator Lieutenant Scott Rettke has been selected to be the new Captain in the Jail Division and Jail Sergea...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Prevent Mail and Package Theft

The Scott County Sheriff Office has taken several reports of mail theft and package theft throughout the county.  We are asking residents to be the eyes and ears of their neighborhoods and report any suspicious activity, such as people walking or...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Belle Plaine Township

On March 2, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Union Hill Blvd North of Delaware Ave. in Belle Plane Township.

Initial investigation indicates that a 2007 Hyunda...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City of Credit River Policing Contract

Credit River Township is scheduled to transition into a city this spring and their officials have decided to contract with the Scott Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement services to its nearly 6,000 residents.  

The contract offic...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Sheriff's Office receives Guardians of the Flame Award

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is excited to share that we were selected as a recipient of the 2020 Guardians of the Flame Award!  This award is normally presented at the annual Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Conference bu...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Renews Partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office recently renewed its partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, a tip line that allows people to anonymously provide crime information to law enforcement.

“Our community members are considered the ey...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2021

MN Sheriffs’ Association 2020 Scholarship Recipient Named

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is pleased to announce the local recipient of the Annual Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Law Enforcement Scholarship. 

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Bryce Jo...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

UPDATE: Assault with weapon in Sand Creek Township

Update to 12/21/2020 Press Release (Assault with weapon in Sand Creek Township):

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has been notified that the 23-year-old victim of a stabbing that occurred in Sand Creek Township on December 21, 2020 has ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Inmate Dies in Scott County Jail

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office said today that a 44-year-old man, died while in custody at the Scott County Jail in Shakopee.

At approximately 3:46 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, during a routine inmate health and wellness check, Correcti...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Assault with weapon in Sand Creek Township

On December 21, 2020, at 3:03 p.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report that an individual had been stabbed with a knife on the 44xx block of Cedar Valley Lane in Sand Creek Township.

Officers from the Jordan Police Depar...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Scott County Sheriff's Office Issues Ice Safety Reminder

There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice.

Ice thickness is highly variable at this time of year, and water can be so cold that an unexpected fall into water can be extremely dangerous.

Lakes and ponds that appear frozen are inviting spots for ice skat...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Sheriff’s Office’s 2020 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to Elissa Westing, age 8, of New Prague for her winning design in the Scott County Sheriff's Office 4th annual 'Season's Greetings' Card Contest'!  Elissa’s artwork will be fe...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Level III Predatory Offender Community Notification

Pursuant to Minnesota State Statute, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information on a Level III Predatory Offender who recently relocated to Jackson Township.*

Johnnie Lee Rhodes (aka Me Sahir-Alim Saifullah or Mr. Saifullah/Rhodes...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

2021 Scott County Sheriff’s Office Virtual Community Academy

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in law enforcement?  Now you can learn about it from the safety and comfort of your home!  

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office invites Scott County community members and bus...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Body Recovered from Minnesota River in Shakopee

On December 3, 2020, at 12:20 p.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a body that had been located floating in the Minnesota River near Huber Park at 150 Fillmore Street North in Shakopee.

Sheriff deputies, with the ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff's Office receives drone donation

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office now has a drone to utilize in different types of situations thanks to a generous donation by Frandsen Bank & Trust in Jordan, MN.  The drone was presented to the Scott County Sheriff’s Off...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Pursuit and apprehension of stolen vehicle ends in Spring Lake Township

On November 19, 2020, at approximately 1:57 p.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch reported a stolen motor vehicle out of Carver County that was believed to be in the area of Cleary Lake Regional Park in Credit River Township.

The vehic...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Two Arrested in Death Investigation

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today that two arrests were made regarding the death of 63-year-old Gary Albert Herbst of Elko New Market, MN.  Mr. Herbst was reported as a missing person to the Elko New Market Police Department in 201...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Sand Creek Township

On November 6, 2020, at 1:18 a.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Marystown Road, approximately one-half mile north of Highway 282 in Sand Creek Township.

Initial investigat...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s 2020 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest

 

 

Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s 2020 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest

 

Sheriff Luke Hennen is again searching for creative kids to help design the artwork for its 2020 &...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Sheriff urges drivers to use caution during harvest season

Fall is in full swing, and while that may mean scenic drives to see the leaves changing colors, for others autumn is harvest time.  As farmers head out to their fields, drivers may need to add a few more minutes to their travel time in the event ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Level III Predatory Offender Community Notification

Pursuant to Minnesota State Statute, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information on two Level III Predatory Offenders who recently relocated to Jackson Township.

Under the current public health guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, t...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

2020 Law Enforcement Scholarship Program

Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2020. The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund awarding up to fifteen (15) $600 scholarshi...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Registration for Sheriff’s Office 20th Annual (Virtual) Youth Fishing Derby Now Open!

For 20 years, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office has been proudly hosting its Annual Youth Fishing Derby with the support and generosity of our sponsors and volunteers.  To protect the health and safety of our community and abide by prev...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

New water patrol equipment purchased with federal grant funds

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded $61,705 dollars through the U.S. Coast Guard Federal Boating Safety Equipment Grant administered by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This grant funded the purchase of a patrol boat...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Level III Predatory Offender Community Notification

Pursuant to Minnesota State Statute, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information on a Level III Predatory Offender who recently relocated to Jackson Township.

Johnnie Lee Rhodes (aka Me Sahir-Alim Saifullah or Mr. Saifullah/Rhodes)...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Body Recovered on Prior Lake

On June 15, 2020, at approximately 7:20 a.m., Scott County Dispatch received a report of a possible missing boater on Prior Lake.

The missing individual was reported to have not returned home last night from fishing and boating.  Law enforcement r...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2020

Residential Fire – Helena Township

On June 13, 2020 at 3:04 a.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch received a call of a residential garage on fire on the 25xxx block of Willow Lane in Helena Township.  

Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed the detached garage of a s...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Scott County Emergency Management organizing Pet Sheltering Team

During a disaster, residents may be forced to evacuate their homes, and many will want to take their pets with them.  However, finding an emergency shelter that accommodates pets can be difficult, if not impossible.  To ensure the health...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Sheriff’s Office Participates in Repair Voucher Program

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is joining 77 other Minnesota law enforcement agencies taking part in a repair voucher program called "Lights On!"  Instead of issuing a warning or fix it ticket when pulling someone over for ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Renews Partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office recently renewed its partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, a tip line that allows people to anonymously provide crime information to law enforcement.

“Our community members are considered the ey...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Donation of MicroChip Pet Scanner to Sheriff’s Office

Last fall, Bria Dols, a vet tech at the Banfield Hospital in Savage, was involved in a car crash in Spring Lake Township when one of her dogs (ironically named Chase) ran from the scene of the crash and was missing for over 12 hours.  

Scott Count...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Planting Season and Roadway Safety

With temperatures on the rise, more farmers will be in their fields, which means slow-moving farm equipment will also be on Scott County roadways.  “We want to encourage drivers to be mindful, slow down, and share the road, which will n...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Juvenile Arrested for Shooting in Elko New Market

On March 31, 2020, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch Center received a report of sounds of gunshots fired near the End Zone Bar & Grill, located at 10491 260th Street East, Elko, MN.

The Elko New Market Police Department was dispatc...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Chief Deputy Adam Pirri graduates from FBI Academy

On March 13, 2020, Chief Deputy Adam Pirri of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, along with 254 other law enforcement personnel, graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  The 279th session of the National Academy c...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Drug arrest in the city of Jordan

On the afternoon of April 6, 2020, as part of an ongoing drug investigation, Jordan Police Department assisted the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force (SWMDTF) by conducting a traffic stop in the city of Jordan.

The suspect and driver of the vehicle was identi...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Credit River Township

On April 1, 2020, at 11:49 a.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Eagle Creek Avenue (CR21) and Natchez Avenue (CR 91) in Credit River Township.

Initial inves...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Sheriff’s Office Raises Awareness of Deceptive Packaging of THC Edibles

Last month, the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force (SWMDTF), together with the Jordan Police Department, conducted a controlled substance search warrant in the city of Jordan.  In addition to other controlled substances, nearly 500 pieces of THC edi...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Sheriff's Office hosts Youth ATV Safety Training Field Class

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is offering a one-day, hands-on ATV safety training class, with certified instructors, for kids ages 10 to 15.  The training will be held at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club on April 19, 2020, from 3:0...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Local Couple Present Suicide Prevention Coins to Sheriff’s Office

On February 12th, Pete and Renae Shutrop of Helena Township presented 141 suicide prevention “Life Coins” to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office as part of a campaign to help save the lives of first responders through the Wrest...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Sheriff's Office Asks Residents to Report Litter on Lakes

With the fast-approaching deadline to remove ice shelters from the lakes in Scott County (March 2, 2020), the Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to remove not only the shelters, but everything else that was brought onto the lake. 

It i...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Employee Promotions

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is pleased to announce the promotions of new Dispatch Supervisor Kelly Dolan and patrol Sgt. Spencer Autenrieth.  Both employees underwent a challenging and competitive application process that included the submis...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2019

Residential House Fire – New Market Township

On December 28, 2019, at approximately 1:14 a.m., Scott County Dispatch received a call of a residential house fire on the 10800 block of 260th Street East in New Market Township.

Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed a single family ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Scott County Sheriff's Office Reminds Residents of Ice Safety

If you head out to one of Minnesota’s many lakes or rivers to ice fish, snowmobile, ATV, cross-country ski, or just to enjoy a winter day, we want you to have fun and be safe.  A bit of advance planning and practicing basic ice precautions can he...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2019

MSA Volunteer of the Year Award

We are excited to share that Reserve Deputy Michael Fatland received the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) Sheriff’s Volunteer of the Year Award presented to him at the 134th Annual MSA Winter Conference and Awards Banquet in Alexa...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

MN Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Recipients Named

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is pleased to announce four local awardees of the Annual Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Law Enforcement Scholarship.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the members offer their congratulations to Erik Eichstadt of ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Sheriff’s Office’s 2019 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest Winners Announced

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen is excited to announce the winners of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s 2019 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest.  Congratulations to Maxtin Heng (age 7) of...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Morris A. Miller Awards Presented at 11/19/2019 County Board Meeting

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, two Scott County Sheriff’s Office deputies, five emergency medical responders from Allina Health, and a local Scott County resident were honored with the Scott County Morris Miller Health Hero Award for their excel...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2019

Plane Crash in Louisville Township

On November 23, 2019, at approximately 3:57 p.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch received a report of a single engine plane that had collided with a power line, become entangled, and was suspended upside down in the 2500 blo...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Speed limit changes along MNTH 21 between Jordan and New Prague

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently made speed limit changes for portions of MNTH 21 between New Prague and Jordan.  [Please see the map below for information regarding these changes.]

These changes are the result of a stat...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Annual Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy - 2020 Registration Open

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the 2020 Citizens’ Academy.

“The Scott County Sheriff’s Office continuously strives to enhance the relationship between our Deputies and the community,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “The Citizens...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Residential Fire – Louisville Township

On November 3, 2019 at 3:48 pm, Scott County Dispatch received a call of a residential house fire on the 13xxx block of Oaklawn Drive in Louisville Township. 

Police and fire were dispatched and upon arrival, witnessed the garage of a single famil...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Sheriff's Office 2019 Greeting Card Design Contest

Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s 2019 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest

 

Sheriff Luke Hennen is again searching for creative kids to help design the artwork for its 2019 ‘Season&...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Youth Snowmobile Training - Registration NOW OPEN

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering free Snowmobile Field Training on December 7th and December 8th, 2019 for kids ages 11 to 15 at the Regional Training Facility in Jordan.  This field training covers state laws, h...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Body Located in Minnesota River - Belle Plaine

On September 5, 2019, at approximately 7:42 a.m., a body was located in the Minnesota River approximately 500 yards from the location of the unoccupied boat that was found near Belle Plaine on September 2, 1019.

Positive identification and an official caus...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Incident on Minnesota River – Shakopee

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 8:57 a.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with officers from the Shakopee Police Department, were dispatched to an unoccupied, partially submerged boat located on the Minnesota River near the Hi...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Incident on Minnesota River - Belle Plaine UPDATE

September 3, 2019 - Search efforts resumed this morning for the missing boater whose unoccupied boat was located yesterday on the Minnesota River near Belle Plaine.  The missing boater is identified as Bruce Copenhaver* (62) of Watertown...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2019

Incident on Minnesota River - Belle Plaine

On September 2, 2019, at approximately 10:50 a.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to an unoccupied boat located on the Minnesota River near Belle Plaine. 

Witnesses advised they located a running, unoccupied boat near the s...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

2019 Law Enforcement Scholarship Program

Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2019. The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund awarding up to fifteen (15) $600 scholarshi...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Registration for Sheriff’s Office Annual Youth Fishing Derby Opens Soon

Every summer, local kids join dozens of Scott County deputies, police officers, fire fighters and emergency medical personnel in fishing boats for a day of fun and fishing! Kids aged 10 to 15, who live in or attend school in Scott County, will have the op...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2019

FLOODING UPDATE - PRESS RELEASE #5 from Jordan Police Department

UPDATE – FLOODING - PRESS RELEASE #5 from Jordan Police Department – For Immediate Release

Sand Creek water levels spiked quickly last night peaking around 9:00 pm at approximately 11.8 feet, the highest peak since the water level reach...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2019

FLOODING UPDATE - PRESS RELEASE #2 from Jordan Police Department

UPDATE – FLOODING - PRESS RELEASE #2 from Jordan Police Department – For Immediate Release

The Jordan Police Department and Scott County Emergency Management along with public works departments are continued to work on a solution for cl...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Spring Lake Township Structure Fire

On February 10, 2019 at 6:26 am, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Prior Lake Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire on the 19000 block of Mushtown Road in Spring Lake Township. 

Upon arriving, first responders advised t...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Morris A. Miller Health Hero Award Presented for Life-Saving Actions

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen presented four individuals with the Morris A. Miller Health Hero Award during the January 15th Scott County Board of Commissioners Meeting.  Citizen William Turgi along with Scott County Sheriff Sergeant Robert Ry...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

K-9 Floyd Completes Narcotic Detection Training

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is
pleased to announce K-9 Floyd has completed Narcotic Detector training.  The addition of K-9 Floyd, a BelgianMalinois, was made possible by a generous donation from a private Scott County...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2018

2018 'Season's Greetings' Card Contest Winner

Today, Scott County Luke Hennen announced the winner of the second
annual Sheriff’s Office ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest.    “We were thrilled with the level ofinte...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2017

2017 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Contest Winner

Seasons Greetings Winner (1)

Today, Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced the winner of the first annual Sheriff's Office 'Season's Greetings' Card Design Contest.  "We were thrilled with the level of interest that this challenge inspired," Sheriff Hennen said...

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Press Release Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Suspect Arrested on Suspicion of Criminal Vehicular Homicide

F O R   I M M E D I A T E   R E L E A S E

October 4, 2017 – Shakopee,  Minnesota:  Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar and Scott
County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today that an arrest has be...

Press Release

Additional Info... Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Annual Youth Catfish Derby

Catfish Derby

QUESTION: “What do cops, kids and catfish have in common?”  

ANSWER:  “One fun-filled day on the Minnesota River!”  

Are you a youth 12 - 16 years of age who lives...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

**LOCATED** Missing Juveniles

On Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. the Scott County Sheriff’sOffice was notified that the missing juveniles had been located in Maricopa
County, Arizona.  The Juveniles wereunharmed and safe.  The p...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Scott County Recognized by the National Weather Service as "StormReady"

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that the National Weather Service has recognized Scott County as a StormReady community. Scott County Emergency Management Director, Captain Scott Haas, accepted the StormReady designation...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases