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[Sheriff]

Frequently Asked Questions

Before contacting us, you may find the answer to your question here. If you review this information but still don't find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us.

General Questions

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Where is the Cottonwood County Sheriff's Department located?
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My electricity is out. Who do I call?
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Where can I get more info about my ATV, dirt bike, boating laws, etc.?
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I'm leaving town for a few days. How do I schedule a security check?
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How do I find out about road conditions?
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What should I do if I receive a harassing or threatening phone call?
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When should I call 911?

Records

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Can I get a copy of a police report or accident report?
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How do I know if the reports are confidential or if they will be released to me?
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Is there a fee to obtain police reports or other records?

Dogs

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My neighbor's dog barks all the time. What can I do?
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There is a dog running loose. Will the Sheriff's Office pick it up?

Child Custody/Visitation

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The ex has not returned the child from a court ordered visitation on time. What can I do?
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I have custody of my child by court order and the other party takes the child and refuses to return the child. What can I do?

The Jail and Contacting Inmates

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Where is the jail located?
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Can I talk to an inmate at the jail by telephone?
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How do I become a police officer or deputy sheriff?

Becoming a Deputy Sheriff