Renville County Sheriff's Office

105 S. 5th St., Suite 210, Olivia, MN 56277
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 320-523-1161
Jail: 320-523-3600


Several deputies in the Sheriff's Office are trained and certified by the Minnesota DNR as Youth Firearms Safety Instructors.  Typically, each year, at least one youth firearms safety class is presented, where youth can earn their state firearm safety certificate, which is required by anyone born after December 31, 1979 to be able to purchase a hunting license in Minnesota.  The Sheriff's Office teaches the classes in cooperation with the DNR and uses the DNR's curriculum.  We offer a "blended" learning experience, where the students first complete a portion of the class online.

Following completion of the online portion of the class, the students are taught by deputies and conservation officers in a classroom setting and then move outside for the practical portion of the class, where instructors offer a "field experience", which allows students to learn and demonstrate commonly accepted principles of safety in hunting and the handling of firearms. It includes live fire on a rifle range.

Youth Firearms

Students wishing to take a course through the Sheriff's Office must:
1. Be at least 11 years old at the time of the class.
2. Have successfully completed the online MN DNR Safety training.
3. Be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the student drop off.
The online DNR Firearms Safety Training may be completed by visiting:

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