The Carlton County Sheriff s Office protects, preserves and safeguards the constitutional and civil rights of citizens through law enforcement. It also investigates crimes, accidents and apprehends criminals. In addition, the sheriff s office dispatches emergency services, such as police, fire and ambulances. The Carlton County Sheriff s Office serves as an officer of the court and serves civil processes and enforces court orders and warrants. It operates a jail to serve and protect the community by providing care and custody to inmates. The Carlton County Sheriff s Office provides a variety of community services, such as fingerprinting, background checks, vehicle registration, gun permits, and domestic violence and sexual offenses prevention. It is located in Carlton, Minn.