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 Snowmobile Safety Instructors.  Typically, each year, at least one snowmobile safety class is presented, where youth can earn their state snowmobile safety certificate.  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 in an on-line setting.

Following completion of the on-line portion of the class, the students are taught by deputies in a classroom setting and then move outside for the practical portion of the class, where each student demonstrates their riding proficiency on their snowmobiles.
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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 on-line safety program and print their certificate.
3. Be accompanied during the practical portion of the class by a parent or guardian.
4. Have their own snowmobile and safety gear for the practical portion of the class.

The online Minnesota youth snowmobile safety course is at:

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