Contract Law Enforcement

Wright County began offering contract law enforcement services in 1970 in the city of Cokato. The cities of Waverly, Delano and Monticello followed shortly thereafter. Presently the Wright County Sheriff's Office provides contract law enforcement services to 13 of the 16 cities in Wright County. Only the Wright County cities of Annandale, Buffalo and Howard Lake have their own police departments.

The contract cities pay an hourly fee ($59.75 for 2012) as set by the County Board for the number of hours of coverage they want. The coverage ranges from 4 hours per week in the city of South Haven to more than 24 hours a day in the City of Monticello. The cost of the contract includes the salary and benefits for the assigned deputy, the fully equipped squad car and all related law enforcement equipment and supplies, prosecution costs, investigative services, and secretarial services.

Contract Hours and Population

CityContract Hours (2011)Population
(2010 census)
Albertville8,7607,044
Clearwater4,3801,735
Cokato4,3802,694
Delano5,8405,464
Hanover*1,4602,329
Maple Lake2,9202,059

Monticello

18,98012,759
Montrose2,9202,847
Otsego14,60013,571
Rockford*4,3803,890
St. Michael11,68016,399
South Haven208187

 Silver Creek

 416

2,335

Waverly1,4601,357

* Wright County portion of the city only


Map of the Wright County Region

About Wright County

 

For more information, please contact
Sheriff Joe Hagerty or Chief Deputy Dave Miller
at (763) 682-7622 or email;
sheriff@co.wright.mn.us