Squad Car

The primary job of the patrol deputy is to respond to citizen requests for service for events such as accidents, domestic and neighborhood disputes, and traffic complaints. Deputies also initiate investigative activity into all crimes occurring within the patrol area. The Patrol Division is responsible for traffic enforcement on the roadways in its patrol area. The division also provides K-9 services and has officers working in local schools as resource officers.

Community policing is the driving philosophy of the Patrol Division. The community is invited to partner with law enforcement to identify problems, develop responses and evaluate programs. The Sheriff's Office promotes this practice with patrol sub-stations and staff liaisons in the community.

The Sheriff's Office Patrol Division provides law enforcement service to eight cities and townships in northern Anoka County:

  • Andover
  • Bethel
  • Columbus
  • East Bethel
  • Ham Lake
  • Linwood Township
  • Nowthen
  • Oak Grove


Anoka County Sheriff's Office
13301 Hanson Boulevard NW
Andover, MN 55304
Phone: 763-324-5160

To speak with a Sheriff's Office Supervisor during non-business hours
Call 763-427-1212 and ask to speak with the on duty Sheriff's Office sergeant

Fax: 763-324-5182

Patrol Division
Commander Paul Lenzmeier

Lieutenant Derek Schuldt