Why Is Mike Kaczmarek Right for Wright County Sheriff?

As Wright County Sheriff, I would focus on critical areas within our department and our community. I’ve talked about three major priorities in depth on this site, employee retention, joint efforts and training with local agencies, and community involvement to solve mental & opioid heath crisis’.

Further priorities include but are not limited to:

-Oversee patrol division and ensure proper resources are used according to the needs of townships and cities in Wright County

-Hire and retain employees for maximum tenure of experience that would minimize costly training of new deputies (read more about employee retention here)

-With Wright County having the 3rd largest Sheriff’s Department in the state, insure officers are equipped with latest tactics and equipment

-Empower deputies to respond effectively and efficiently for quick action needed during the line of duty

-Identify and utilize best practices for incident reporting resulting from social media, identify and phone scams, drug addictions and mental health

-Joint efforts with Fire, EMS and local/area law enforcement agencies

My full resume is listed below:

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)


  • 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


  • Suburban Law Enforcement Association (past board member)


  • 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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