Friday, April 26, 2013
Visitors to the Sheriff’s Enforcement Services Division found vehicle displays, demonstrations and free food.
Residents learned about the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office at an open house April 26 Sheriff’s Enforcement Services Division in Brooklyn Park. The annual event included K-9 demonstrations, vehicles, boats and equipment to tour, dive team underwater demonstration, crime scene investigators and displays, fingerprinting booth, mounted patrol horse and more. SHARE: Did you attend the open house? Upload your pictures to Patch!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office open house is Friday. Find out when and where you can meet your local deputies.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is holding its annual open house Friday at the patrol headquarters in Brooklyn Park. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 9401 83rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. There also will be gun locks available "while supplies last," according to a Thursday news release. “For those who have a firearm in their home, this lock will provide an additional safety measure for storage,” Stanek said in a Thursday news release. “Safely securing and handling a weapon is especially important in households with children or households where children may visit, such as a grandparent’s home.” There will be canine demonstrations and a fingerprinting booth at the event, according to a news release on the Sheriff's Office …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sheriff Rich Stanek presided over the swearing-in ceremony Monday night.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek swore in 27 new detention deputies and 30 new deputy sheriffs Monday night, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Deputy Haissan Hussein was among those who received their badge. "He is the first Somali American to be sworn-in as a deputy sheriff in Hennepin County," according to the news release. “We want Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office personnel to reflect the communities we serve and Deputy Hussein is an asset to public safety and our efforts to work in partnership with the Somali American community in Hennepin County,” Stanek said in the news release. The night also included an awards ceremony. “Many of the award winners performed life-saving acts while others are receiving honors …
Monday, April 15, 2013
With the explosions at the Boston Marathon, the Sheriff’s Office is asking people to be vigilant.
Editor’s Note: The following reminder comes from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. Today, authorities are investigating explosions at the Boston Marathon that have killed two people and have injured approximately 100 others. According to state, local and national security sources, there are no known threats in Minnesota or Hennepin County. As a reminder, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office urges citizens to be engaged in public safety in our community by reporting suspicious activity. If you “see something, say something.” Citizens should call 911 or contact local law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office offers several ways to provide information about suspicious activities or crime tips. You may use one of the following methods:
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
He will spend his retirement with his deputy partner as a family pet.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, March 27
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. Grissom, an HCSO Narcotics K9, has retired after nine years of service to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. His deputy partner will keep him at home and he will spend his retirement as a family pet. He is credited with the seizure of approximately 3,349.32 lbs of marijuana, 28 lbs of methamphetamine, 1.5 lbs of heroin, 127 lbs of cocaine, 4.1 lbs of crack cocaine, 209 grams of mushrooms, 135.5 grams of hash, and 1,839 tabs of ecstasy, as well as $2,249,700 in US currency. Grissom and his deputy partner have also received numerous awards and letters of commendation from other Metro area agencies that they have helped, as well as the United …
Monday, March 18, 2013
A public safety summary of Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Patrol Unit activities between March 11 and March 17.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, March 18
Editor’s Note: The following information comes from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. The following public safety summary information from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Patrol Unit is provided to residents as a public service. These highlights from March 11 thru March 17, 2013 do not reflect all incidents handled or investigated by the HCSO during this time period. In addition to the law enforcement services it provides throughout the county, the HCSO provides primary patrol services for the communities of Hassan Township, Greenfield, Medicine Lake and Fort Snelling, as well as the Hennepin County portions of Hanover and Rockford. Greenfield On March 12 deputies responded to an address in the 7600 block of Woodland Trail for a…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office reminds children and families to be careful in and on the water.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, March 12
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. Spring Break from area schools means additional free time for many children and families. Please remember recommended safety tips for water safety. Ice on all bodies of water throughout Hennepin County is variable in thickness. Snow makes it difficult to determine the location of thin ice. Remember, no ice is ever completely safe. When children have time to explore the outdoors, they may wander onto the ice. People walking on frozen bodies of water should use caution and children should be supervised at all times when they are on or near lakes, rivers, ponds, and creeks. During Spring Break, if you will be enjoying a beach, water park, swimming pool, or hot…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Up to $1,000 is available for information that leads to the arrest of any of the suspects.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating its most wanted criminals. All fugitives have felony warrants issued for their arrest. The Sheriff's Office reminds citizens to not approach or attempt to apprehend any of the suspects, as they should all be considered dangerous. A maximum $1,000 cash reward is available to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of any of the suspects. People with information on any of the fugitives are encouraged to call:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A new engagement team has been created.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, March 6
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has created a new Community Engagement Team to expand outreach efforts in diverse communities and directly address public safety concerns of the residents. The Community Engagement Team will enhance the community policing program that was launched several years ago. The team is comprised of three Sheriff’s Office personnel who will meet with community groups and provide public safety instruction. Team members also provide training to members of law enforcement about working with diverse communities. “I am extremely proud of what we have already accomplished at the Sheriff’s Office in an effort to build trust among …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office releases its February newsletter.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, February 28
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office release. On Feb. 25, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future site of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 911 Emergency Communications Facility in Plymouth. The new facility will ensure uninterrupted service for 911 calls, radio dispatch, and technical services. To begin digging with ceremonial shovels, Sheriff Rich Stanek was joined by Plymouth Mayor Kelli Slavik, Hennepin County Administrator David Hough, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Carlson, and Hennepin County Commissioners Jan Callison and Linda Higgins Jeff Johnson. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the construction site in Plymouth near the county’s Adult Corrections Facility…