The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is the 3rd largest sheriff’s office in Minnesota. We provide law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of the county and additionally contract police services with 13 cities. There are eleven divisions within the sheriff’s office: Administration, Bailiff, Civil Process, Communications, Community Services, Corrections, Criminal Investigations, Patrol, Recreational Enforcement, Special Investigation’s Unit (Narcotics), and Warrants / Transports.
Sheriff Joe Hagerty began his service to Wright County in 1985 as a deputy sheriff. He worked in the jail, dispatch center and a lengthy term on patrol. He was promoted to patrol sergeant in 1996 and patrol lieutenant in 2001. He was appointed Chief Deputy in 2006. He successfully ran for Sheriff in 2010, elected and assumed office on January 3, 2011. Sheriff Hagerty was born and raised in St. Michael where he currently resides with his family.
Commitment To Service
Wright County’s location just west of the Twin City metropolitan area has contributed to its rapid growth in recent years. The Sheriff’s Office has continued to meet the challenge by providing quality, efficient, cost effective law enforcement services to the citizens of the county.
Our organization holds itself accountable to the guiding principles of integrity, professionalism, caring and fairness.
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Explorer Post #3641
The Wright County Explorer Post #3641 was established in 1979, sponsored by the Wright County Sheriff and the Learning for Life / Exploring division of the Boy Scouts of America. The Explorer program is for high school aged (15-20 years old) young men and women who are interested in law enforcement in general or as a prospective career.
Explorers receive basic training in police concepts and skills, compete in scenario based competitions at state conferences and assist the Sheriff's Office in various ways including traffic control at parades and civic events, County Fair parking and service, and train to serve the communities in emergency situations.