17 deputies and investigators make up the Patrol and Criminal Investigation Units of the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office. Through regular patrols of the county and dispatches sent by the 9-1-1 communications center, our deputies assist the public in law enforcement matters and other general public safety situations.
The criminal investigation unit provides services in the areas of child abuse, vulnerable adult maltreatment, welfare fraud, and major case investigations.
The Boat and Water Patrol encourages boating safety through regular patrols of Aitkin County lakes and rivers and maintenance of channel and obstruction buoys.
The Canine Unit provides contraband searches for drug and other investigations.
Our deputies also participate in regional drug and gang task forces.