Pine Island Policing Contract

Pine Island Office
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Pine Island office is located at 611 Suite “A” North Main Street. The City of Pine Island has contracted with the Sheriff's department for police services within Pine Island.  If you have an emergency in Pine Island, dial 911. To speak to a deputy about a non-emergency, you may phone the local Pine Island office directly at 507-356-4070 (if a deputy is in the office or to leave a message), or you call the Sheriff’s Dispatcher at 1-800-482-5903 or 651-385-3155 and ask to have a deputy contact you.

Factors for Policing Decisions
When making decisions on the level of policing needed, the city leaders consider both Community and Policing factors.  Community factors include the population, growth rate, geographic size of city, housing types, numbers of highways and roadways, relationship to major cities, commercial property, parks, trails, size of school, the local demand for service by citizens and the cost of providing the services.  Policing factors include the desired response times to calls for service, police visibility in the community, traffic enforcement, local ordinance enforcement, size of the city’s patrol area and familiarity with local issues.

Policing in Pine Island
The City of Pine Island contracts with the Sheriff’ Office to provide policing needs in the community. Contracted services provide the city with all the resources of the Sheriff’s Office, including; preventive patrol, crime prevention, traffic and ordinance enforcement, and the investigation of crimes. The hours of coverage vary in each community that we contract with.  The decision on the hours of service is reached through an analysis of needs and is cooperatively decided upon by the city council and the Sheriff’s Office. Citizens should call 911 for any police, fire or medical response from public safety personnel.  

Non-Emergency (Sheriff's Dispatch)
General Questions (Administration)
Tip Line
651-267-2699 or 866-887-HELP (4357)
Civil Process Service
Adult Detention Center
Pine Island City Hall