"Not only have I served the people of Wright County my entire professional career, I've lived here as well. Daily interaction with the citizens of this county for over 25 years gives me a unique advantage as a candidate for Wright County Sheriff in 2018."

2018 WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF CANDIDATE

MIKE KACZMAREK

My family is deeply rooted in Wright County. My dad, Leon, owned a small business for over 50 years here and I have lived in the county all my life.

As a lifelong resident of Wright County, I have worked in the Sheriff’s Office for over 25 years.   During that time, I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from three sheriffs, numerous law enforcement professionals, citizens and business owners.

Daily one on one interaction with the public for over 27 years in law enforcement (25+ years in Wright County) gives me a unique advantage when it comes to serving as the next Wright County Sheriff.

I will keep the interests of our county, it’s citizens, and our emergency services personnel a top priority.

MIKE KACZMAREK

A UNIQUELY QUALIFIED WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF CANDIDATE

Work History

  • Wright County Sheriff’s Department (1993 – Present, full time)
  • Metro Transit Police (2000 – Present, part time)
  • Buffalo Police Department (1990 – 1993, part time)
  • Winsted Police Department (1990 – 1993, part time)

Credentials

  • Lifelong resident of Wright County
    • Family history dating back to the 1800’s in Wright County
    • Active member of St. Mary’s Czestochowa Catholic Church
  • 25 years Patrol Officer – Wright County Sheriff’s Department
  • 15 years Field Training Officer – Wright County Sheriff’s Department
    • Trained 75 Deputies of which currently there are
      • Several members of Sheriff’s Office Administration and a current Sheriff Candidate

Committees

  • Suburban Law Enforcement Association (past board member)

Commendations

  • Metro Transit Police Department
    • Recipient of the Tim Bowe Officer of the Year Award
    • Apprehended suspect attempting to murder an undercover Minneapolis Police Officer
    • High Achiever Award
    • Successfully averted citizen from fatally jumping off a bridge
  • Wright County Sheriff’s Department
    • Excellence of Service
  • Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
    • Drug Enforcement Training
  • MN Highway Safety Center
    • Advance Driving Techniques for Law Enforcement
  • Alexandria Technical College
    • High Risk & Traffic Stop Instructor for 500+ students from 2007-2017
  • Metro Transit Police
    • Networking with other officers from dozens of agencies. This included working at venues such as the Major League All Stars Game, Super Bowl 52 and the National Republican Convention

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

EMPLOYEE RETENTION

JOINT LOCAL EFFORTS