Sheriff's Office

Phil Hodapp, Beltrami County Sheriff

Sheriff Phil Hodapp is a second-generation law enforcement officer with over 35 years law enforcement experience. Sheriff Hodapp was elected in November 2006 and sworn in as Beltrami County Sheriff on January 1, 2007. Sheriff Hodapp’s career spans work in the Nicollet County MN Sheriff’s Office, Amarillo TX Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and 21 years as a Special Agent with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, stationed in Bemidji, Minnesota. Sheriff Hodapp is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center is open to the public 24 hours a day. A phone is provided in the lobby for instant assistance as needed.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for patrolling over 3000 square miles and protecting over 43,000 county residents. By some estimates, the summertime population more than doubles with tourists who are attracted to the area’s resorts and outdoor recreation opportunities. The Sheriff's Office is responsible for patrolling and protecting the safety of everyone using our forests and waterways.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to the principles of protection and service. We will work in partnership with the community by offering professional administration and enforcement of all federal, state and local laws, as well as being responsible for the provision of other services to the public through all divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. We will strive to provide professional service through field patrol deputies, criminal investigators, civil process officers, 911 communications officers, bailiffs, corrections officers, records technicians, sentence to serve staff, boat and water and snowmobile patrol officers, emergency management as well as administrative staff.

The duties of the sheriff are defined by State Statute 387.03

Available at the Law Enforcement Center Records Office:

  • Firearm and Explosive Permits
  • Requests for Supplemental Patrol
  • Sheriff's Case Reports
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Reports
  • Criminal Background Inquiries
  • Public Finger Printing Services at the Judicial Center

If you need information from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) regarding the release of a criminal alien, click here.

Law Enforcement Center
613 Minnesota Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

phone: 218-333-9111
Monday-Friday 7 am - 7 pm
Saturday-Sunday 9 am - 7 pm


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Dedicated to:
Protect the lives, rights, privileges and property of the citizens of Beltrami County