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Wabasha County Sheriff:
Rodney Bartsh - Wabasha County Sheriff's Office
848 17TH Street East
Wabasha, MN 55981-5033
Phone: (651)-565-3361
Fax: (651)-565-3843
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Wabasha County Sheriff, Rodney Bartsh, was elected to his position in 2003. Sheriff Bartsh started in law enforcement in 1987, and has spent all of his career working within Wabasha County. Sheriff Bartsh resides in the Plainview area with his wife, Denise, and two children, Brandon and Ashley.

Sheriff Bartsh prides himself on his approachability to his staff, County Officials, other County Departments, and the public. He strongly encourages his staff to be community orientated, and strives for them to apply communication skills when dealing with the public.

The Sheriff position is an elected four-year term. The Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer, Chief Keeper of the Jail, and Administrative Head of the Emergency Operations Center in the County. The Sheriff is also responsible for maintaining police services with the cities of Mazeppa and Elgin.

The Sheriff's Office provides a variety of services, which enables the Sheriff and his office to enforce all laws created to keep and preserve the peace of the County. Responsibilities include enforcing all laws pertaining to regulations of traffic on land and water, serving all civil and criminal processes, and providing necessary record information to the public. The Sheriff's Office also participates in services such as Snowmobile and Boat Patrol, Safe & Sober Program, ERT (Emergency Response Team), K-9 Narcotics Unit, and the COPSFAST Grant Program.


 Click here for information on the Wabasha County Jail & inmates

Organizations Approved to Certify Firearms Instructors

New Carry Permit Fees ~ Effective July 20, 2015

Gun Permits - Fillable Forms

Permit to Carry a Handgun Information

Permit to Carry

Permit to Purchase/Transfer


Water Patrol

 Application For Water Permit 

2010-2011 State Boat & Water Grants

2012 Boat and Water Activity Report

2012 Boat and Water Fiscal Report

2013 Boat and Water Report

Federal Boating Activity Report

2014-2015 Federal Boat and Water Report

2016 Boat and Water Activity Report

2016 Boat and Water Fiscal Report

2017 Boat and Water Activity Report

2017 Boat and Water Fiscal Report

2018 Boat and Water Activity Report

2018 Boat and Water Fiscal Report

2018 Boat and Water Federal Report



ATV Grant

ATV Grant 2014-2015 - part 1

ATV Grant 2014-2015 - part 2

ATV Grant 2016-2017 - part 1

ATV Grant 2016-2017 - part 2

Safety Enforcement Grant Program Report - 2012-13

Safety Enforcement Grant Program Report - 2010-11


County ATV Permit

Check Diversion Program

Inmate Custody List [PDF]

Arrest Warrants

Crime Tip-line



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