In a first-of-its kind program in Minnesota, heroin-addicted Anoka County jail inmates will be offered the prescription drug, Vivitrol, which lessens their cravings in hopes of focusing on their recovery once they’re released.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office has a new tool to quickly gather digital evidence at crime scenes. The mobile lab allows detectives to glean electronic data from devices at a scene, without taking them to a lab for testing.
The Tri County Regional Forensic Laboratory at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office has achieved international accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board.
Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart joined Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo and Anoka Police Chief Eric Peterson for a safety forum to help give seniors some tips on making their home safer, and encouraged seniors to call 911.
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office has hosted several "Common Sense Fraud Prevention" seminars to educate the public about the dangers of fraud and how to recognize and avoid scams aimed at senior citizens.
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office has a new Unmanned Aerial Support (UAS) Unit. Officers are trained and certified to fly Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones), which are a valuable resource in search and rescue efforts.
The State of Minnesota was designated a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). The HIDTA designation ensures that the state will have access to increased resources to clamp down on the pipelines of illegal drugs.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office created a safe "Exchange Zone" area in their parking lot for use by the general public. The parking lot is well lit, with security cameras rolling 24 hours a day, an emergency call box and deputies working in the building.
In response to the emerging public safety and health issue of prescription drug abuse, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, along with its law enforcement partners, provides an on-going Prescription Drug Take Back Program.
Sheriff James Stuart has participated in multiple presentations and panel Q&A discussions about human trafficking. He hopes to raise awareness of the threat of human trafficking and make the community a safer place for all children.
The Anoka County sheriff’s office joined forces with the county attorney's office and MN Adult and Teen Challenge to host a series of community forums to discuss the dangers of heroin, opiates and prescription painkillers.
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office partners with Fishing for Life to host a Kid's Fishing day and tournament. Children are paired up with a fishing guide and taken out in a boat. Equipment, bait, lunch, entertainment and trophies provided.
The Anoka County jail has rolled out an eye-scanning identification system for inmates, a first in Minnesota. All of the inmates booked into the jail each year will have their irises photographed, and the images will be stored for future use.