The Investigation Unit of the department is responsible for the investigation of crimes committed within the city. They are responsible for preparing cases to present to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. The Support Services Captain is responsible for reviewing cases sent to investigations from patrol and assigning those cases to individual investigators.
Investigators maintain close working relationships with other investigatory agencies on all levels of law enforcement and work hand-in-hand with Patrol to identify and apprehend criminal offenders, with special emphasis on the investigation of major crimes. Through this cooperation, both sections operate efficiently to apprehend offenders and resolve cases.
Drug Task Force
One officer is assigned to the Anoka-Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force. The task force is comprised of officers from our office, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, Anoka, Blaine, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Columbia Heights, Fridley and Maple Grove police departments.
Community Resource Officer
The Community Resource Officers are licensed police officers who are responsible for coordinating community programs in the City of Ramsey while working with the citizens, business owners and school administration.
Uniformed patrol officers are assigned to one of four patrol teams, which are supervised by a Sergeant. Officers respond to 911 calls, enforce traffic laws and investigate criminal activity.
Community Service Officer
The Community Service Officers enforce code violations, animal control and parking laws, provide motorist assists and perform other non-sworn duties.
Police records are processed and maintained by records/information services, which consist of an office supervisor, one full-time and one part-time police technician, and a lead police technician. The Ramsey Police Department participates in the Anoka County-wide records system. In addition to maintaining police records, Information Services handles incoming calls and window traffic, provides clerical support to the investigators, and provides police data to the public per Minnesota Data Practices. The office is open Monday through Friday (except for holidays) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Police Explorers - A volunteer group for youth aged 14 to 20 years old.
- Police Reserves - A reserve officer's main role is to support the sworn patrol officers on the road and to participate in community events. The Reserve Unit is under the direct command of a Sergeant.