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Detention Center

Lon Thiele, Sheriff

The Steele County Detention Center operates under the Steele County Sheriff's Office and is located at 2500 Alexander St., Owatonna MN 55060.  

Mission Statement

The Steele County Detention Center’s main purpose is to optimize public safety by the safe and humane housing of sentenced and non sentenced detainees awaiting due process, according to all state statues.

It is hoped that the restriction of freedom, one of the inalienable rights in the United States of America, will be a deterrent to all offenders.

It is the hope of the citizens of Steele County that those who pass through the Steele County Detention Center will re-enter society as more productive and responsible members of our community.

We believe in the safe, humane, and fair treatment of all individuals.

We believe that the implementation of this mission statement will require good management and well-trained staff.


Detention Center Facts

Hours: 8:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Email Address:
Phone: 507-446-7000
FAX: 507-446-7050
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