Divisions & Services
Sheriff Joe Hagerty heads the office of 144 full-time sworn deputy sheriff's, 14 part-time deputies, 14 civilian communications officers, 14 clerical workers, 37 civilian corrections officers, 3 jail program staff, and 11 part-time corrections workers.
This division is responsible for the overall management of the office and includes the sheriff, chief deputy, two captains, five lieutenants and two sergeants.
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Three deputies in the Civil Process Division serve civil process and legal papers as mandated by state statute. These duties may include serving a summons and complaint concerning a financial matter, a mortgage foreclosure, a court ordered removal of an abusive partner, or other similar actions.
This Division is the public safety answering point for the County, receiving all incoming emergency (9-1-1) and non-emergency (763-682-1162) calls for a citizen's request of police, fire or emergency medical services and dispatching the appropriate emergency units.
The Community Services Division is responsible for the training and implementation of community policing within the Sheriff's Office. It is also the liaison with city police commissions and city councils for community policing, Neighborhood Watch and special problems. Two deputies in this Division instruct D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Eight deputies are assigned to the school liaison program.
Detectives investigate major crimes, and interview witnesses and suspects. Nine detectives and one sergeant are assigned to this Division.
This division is responsible for the incarceration of Wright County prisoners for up to one year, as licensed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. The present Wright County Jail was built in 2009 and has a maximum capacity of 178 inmates.
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The Special Investigations Unit investigates illegal drug activity in the County. A sergeant and three Wright County deputies are assigned full-time to the SIU.
Is the problem of illegal drugs in Wright County better or worse than other places?
Four deputies are assigned to this Division. These officers serve arrest warrants as issued by the court and are responsible for the transport and pick up of Wright County warrant arrests made out of the County and the transport of prisoners as directed by the court. This unit also investigates juvenile runaways and other missing person complaints.
The Patrol Division is the largest division in the Sheriff's Office with 56 deputies assigned, including seven sergeants. Twenty-eight of these deputies provide patrol services to the County 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The remaining 28 deputies provide law enforcement services to the 13 contract cities.
What services does the Sheriff's office provide for in the law enforcement contract?
10 Deputies are assigned including 1 Sergeant. This Division provides security for the Government center including the courts. The bailiff division is responsible for the transport and security of prisoners being brought to and from the jail to court.
Stacy Doyle is our Victim Assistance Coordinator and administers our Victim Assistance Program. Law enforcement sees more victims of crime than any other component of the criminal justice system. The purpose of this program is to help minimize the effects of a crime, or traumatic event, by providing immediate response to victims and their families.
The deputies in these units volunteer for extra duty and are available for call out when their special services are needed. Their regular assignments are with their Division.
Accident Reconstruction: The reconstruction of fatal and serious injury accidents to try to determine how the accident happened, vehicle speeds and who was at fault.
Emergency Response Team: Specially trained deputies are called to assist in high risk incidents such as hostage situations, barricaded suspects, hazardous arrests and searches.
K-9: Deputy and a specially trained dog for search and rescue, and building and outdoor searches for suspects.
Major Crimes Unit: Specially trained deputies who assist detectives with crime scene processing in the investigation of major crimes.
Underwater Recovery: Deputies with scuba and ice diving experience to aid in the recovery of drowning victims or criminal evidence.