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Paul Bunyan

Drug Task Force

The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force has been established to provide coordinated joint investigation of controlled substance violations, gang activity and other felony-level criminal activity within the jurisdictional boundaries of Task Force communities.  

The mission of the Task Force is to provide a comprehensive and multi-jurisdictional effort to reduce felony-level criminal activity through the coordination of the law enforcement agencies. The Task Force is comprised of law enforcement officers from agencies within a multi-jurisdictional approved area in north central Minnesota. Presently, there are 13 full-time agents who are supported by a National Guard Counter Drug Analyst assigned to the task force.

This cooperative effort includes the following agencies

  • Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Bemidji Police Department 
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs 
  • Cass County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Leech Lake Tribal Police Department 
  • Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Park Rapids Police Department 
  • Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office 
  • White Earth Tribal Police Department 

The Task Force is supervised by Commander David Hart of the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and supported by Office Administrator Cathy Koski of the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. 

Contact Us

Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force

613 Minnesota Ave. NW 
Bemidji, MN 56601 

Phone: 218-333-8130 

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