Links & Resources

Auction Information

The Cottage Grove Police Department makes every effort to return found, safekeeping and evidentiary property to the rightful owner when it is no longer needed. Unclaimed property is sold at auction. For information about how to participate in viewing and bidding, check out

When the Police Department has forfeited items such as cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats, they are sent to either South East Auction or CrankyApe to be sold. 

Domestic Violence Resources

In Cottage Grove, we work closely with Tubman who provides our domestic violence advocacy and shelter services and many other programs to support families struggling with abuse issues.


As part of the Cottage Grove Police Department's reporting procedure, we are required to provide information on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), and multiple other policies found here.

The Cottage Grove Police Department has a policy for communicating with individuals with limited English proficiency, which can be found here.


Standpoint offers a free initial legal consultation in domestic and sexual abuse cases.

  • Phone: 800-313-2666 or 612-343-9842

Survivor Resources

Survivor Resources offers an array of services to families and loved ones dealing with traumatic death. One of the most important services is to facilitate the flow of information between police, family and loved ones.