Public Services

Minnesota VINE

The Minnesota State Victim Notification Service (VINE) is an anonymous, free, online service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding their offender's custody status and register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's custody status changes.

Under Minnesota law, victims of offenders in a Department of Corrections (DOC.) facility have additional rights to notification and information; including notice of conditions of release, additional notification related to released predatory offenders, notification of transfers to a less secure facility, and, if the offender re-enters a facility, that offender's subsequent release. Receiving this information and notifications is not automatic; victims of DOC offenders who would like to request notification of release, as well as the other notices and information they are entitled to, may submit their request through Minnesota CHOICE or contact the DOC Victim Assistance Program.

This service is brought to you by the Becker County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Department of Corrections Victim Assistance Program. To contact Minnesota VINE:

If you feel that you may be at risk, please take precautions as if the offender has already been released.

Civilian Fingerprinting

The Becker County Jail does civil fingerprints as a public service for the community for background checks, for employment, foster care, adoption, permit to carry, housing, etc.

The Becker County Jail will do civil prints by appointment only on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. Please call the Jail 218-847-2939 to schedule an appointment time during those time frames. Please allow a 30 minute block for this.

Note:  Anyone coming for civil fingerprints will be subject to a pat-down search and/or PBT breath test. The Becker County Jail reserves the right to refuse to finger print someone if it appears the individual is under the influence or non-compliant to Jail Policy. No one else will be allowed to accompany you. You will not be allowed to leave unattended small children in the lobby.

There is a $25.00 fee for this service, and civilians must have a valid state picture I.D. The only items to be allowed on the jail floor will be your I.D. card, $25.00 and car keys. Leave all other items in vehicle or at home.

For Criminal Prints Only:  Please allow approximately 30 – 60 minutes for Criminal Prints, bring a current/valid picture I.D. & your court paperwork that shows your charges. Note: To assist the jail in ensuring a speedy printing process, please avoid the following meal times: 06:00AM – 08:00AM, 10:00AM – 1:00PM, 4:00PM – 6:00PM.