The Dodge County Sheriffs Office (DCSO) is located in Mantorville in the East wing of the Dodge County Courthouse, the oldest working courthouse in the state of Minnesota. The Sheriff's Office was established in 1855, when Minnesota Territorial Governor Willis Gorman appointed JB Hubbell as Dodge County's first Sheriff.
In November of 2014, Scott Rose was elected the 26th Sheriff of Dodge County. He appointed Mike Leonhardt to serve as his Chief Deputy. The Dodge County Sheriff's Office serves a county population of nearly 21,000 including 6 municipalities (Claremont, Dodge Center, Hayfield, Kasson, Mantorville and West Concord) and 12 Townships. The cities of Kasson and West Concord have their own Police Departments while the Sheriff's Office contracts with the remaining 4 municipalities.
The Sheriff’s Office includes 19 Patrol Deputies, 4 Transport Officers, 2 Court Deputies, 2 Night Sergeants, 2 Day Sergeants, 1 Court Security Sergeant, 2 Investigators, 1 Patrol Captain & 1 Investigations Captain, a Chief Deputy and the Sheriff. The Office also staffs 4 Clerical/Records employees and a Dispatch Center with a PSAP/Emergency Management Director, Deputy Emergency Management Director/Lead Dispatcher, and 8 full-time 911 Emergency Dispatchers. The County's 3 law enforcement agencies, 6 fire departments and 3 ambulance services are all dispatched by the 911 Dispatch Center.
In addition to patrol, the Sheriff's Office has deputies assigned to Investigations, the School Resource Officer program, D.A.R.E., Training Officers, the ENTRY Team, Crime Prevention and Warrants.