A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK

IMMEDIATE FOCUS ON EMPLOYEE RETENTION

Over the past three years, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office has lost over 50 deputies for various reasons.  This comes at great expense to the taxpayers of Wright County, with significant training costs required for each deputy.

As Sheriff, I would take turnover in our department personally. I would make immediate changes addressing scheduling, equipment, training and overall employee morale.

Each time the Wright County Sheriff’s Office loses a deputy, we lose valuable experience that takes time to replace. We cannot afford to continue to simply be a training ground for deputies, only to lose them to other agencies.

BUILDING A SAFER WRIGHT COUNTY

JOINT EFFORTS AND TRAINING WITH LOCAL AGENCIES

As current events have continued to dictate, the need for seamless partnerships with local Police, EMS and Fire Departments is critical.

As Sheriff of Wright County, I would meet with these departments to combine our efforts and training to best utilize our combined strengths.

Developing a strategy that benefits both our deputies and these agencies is a major component to successful response to critical incidents in our community.

IMPROVING RELATIONSHIPS

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

With the current mental health, opioid abuse, domestic violence and identity theft crisis in our communities, my goal is to bridge the gap between our affected citizens, law enforcement and the professionals that work with cases such as these.

Groups that work with these issues in our community are vital to long term solutions to these problems. As Sheriff, I plan on working with these groups and coordinating our efforts to best combine our expertise and resources with those that they have set in place.

Having worked first hand with crisis’ like these for over 25 years, I know that we need to develop long term solutions to these life crippling situations.

MIKE KACZMAREK

THE RIGHT SHERIFF CANDIDATE FOR WRIGHT COUNTY

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 Achviever 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

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