Services - Emergency Response Unit

The Sherburne County Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is a team of officers specifically trained with special equipment and tactics to deal with high risk situations. Situations include the execution of high risk arrest or search warrants, dealing with barricaded suspects, hostage rescue situations, and any event of a major disturbance.

The Emergency Response Unit trains on a monthly basis which includes competency with firearms, chemical munitions, sniper training and scenario based training for critical incidents. In addition to monthly training the Emergency Response Unit conducts yearly training with several other law enforcement agencies at Camp Ripley as a part of the Minnesota Tactical Officers Association.

The safety and preservation of life is the primary objective for the Emergency Response Unit when conducting operations and resolving critical incidents. The Emergency Response Unit has officers trained as negotiators to aid in the peaceful resolution of critical incidents.

Ripley Training

Sheriff Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Sheriff
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-4668

Office Location & Hours

Zimmerman Public Safety Bldg
26750 5th Street West
Zimmerman, MN 55398

Phone: 763-765-3500
Fax: 763-441-7303
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