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Wright County



Sheriff's Office

The Wright County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the community,
is committed to improving our quality of life. 
We uphold the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Minnesota,
and dedicate ourselves to maintaining order, protecting life and property,
reducing the fear of crime, and ensuring a safe and secure correctional facility. 
We hold ourselves accountable to the guiding principles of
integrity, professionalism, caring and fairness. 


 We pride ourselves on upholding the highest ethical standards
that guide us to serve in a trustworthy truthful, and honorable manner.


 We inspire trust and cooperation with the community and the Sheriff's Office.
We are well-trained, highly motivated, progressive and innovative
while providing responsive and quality service.


 We are compassionate and respectful.
We are approachable, understanding, and considerate of the needs of all people.


 We are equitable, just and consistent.
We serve the community and each other in an unbiased and impartial manner.



Joe Hagerty, Sheriff

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Wright County Law Enforcement Center

3800 Braddock Ave NE
Buffalo, MN 55313-3662


 M-W,F 8:00 am to 4:30pm

Thursdays  8:00 am to 6:00 pm

1-800-362-3667, Ext. 7622

 24 hour Non-emergency
(763) 682-1162
(763) 682-7610

 Emergency Dial 9-1-1

“To keep and preserve the peace of the county” The office of sheriff has a history that spans more than 1,300 years, starting in England sometime before the year 700 A.D. Since our system of government is based in large part on English law, the concept of the sheriff was brought to this country by the early colonists. In Minnesota, each of the 87 counties has a sheriff who is elected to office by citizens of their individual counties to a four year term. The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer within the county.

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.

Current 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.

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.  


For more information, please contact
Sheriff Joe Hagerty or Chief Deputy Dave Miller 
at (763) 682-7622 or email;