Winona County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Ron Ganrude

It is the duty of the Winona County Sheriff to keep and preserve the peace of Winona County.  In furtherance of this goal, the Winona County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement coverage throughout Winona County's 625 square miles.  In addition to providing law enforcement coverage, the Sheriff's Office
 
  • Operates and oversees the County Jail;
  • Maintains communication and dispatch services between the public and law enforcement, fire, and ambulance personnel;
  • Patrols the waterways within Winona County, including the Mississippi River;
  • Coordinates with Winona County Emergency Management Service;
  • Coordinates numerous public safety and community programs;
  • Oversees a dedicated staff of 76 employees and 56 volunteers; and
  • Performs Search and Rescue operations.


THE WINONA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS TO CARRY OR PERMITS TO PURCHASE A GUN VIA THE US MAIL. ALL PERMITS TO CARRY AND PERMITS TO PURCHASE APPLICATIONS FOR HANDGUNS MUST AGAIN BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON AT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER.