Operations Division

2022 WCSO Operations Command Team

Pictured above from left to right are Operations Division Captain Ryan Ferguson, Operations Division Lieutenant Jake Lutgens and Professional Standards Lieutenant Brian Johnson

The Operations Division is headed by the Operations Captain overseeing the Operations Lieutenant, Professional Standards Lieutenant, 911 PSAP Communications Manager and the Emergency Management Director.  

The units in the Operations Division include: 

  • Training Unit which is responsible for training all staff in MN POST Board mandated training, a wide variety of other specialty trainings and operating the Wright County Sheriff’s Office Training Center. 
  • Court Security Unit is responsible for ensuring that safe and efficient business can be conducted by the 10th Judicial District Court in Wright County and consists of 9 Deputies, 4 Civilian Bailiffs and a Sergeant.
  • Recreational Services Unit is responsible for maintaining safety on the area lakes and trails and is supervised by a Sergeant with 1 full-time Deputy, 1 full-time Park Ranger and about 5 seasonal Park Rangers and 15 Deputies from other Divisions assigned on a part-time basis.
  • The Communications Unit (Dispatch) is supervised by a civilian PSAP Manager and three Shift Leads.  The unit has 17 Communications Officers and handles all 911 traffic for Wright County including the three police departments.
  • The Civil/Warrants and Transports Unit is supervised by a Sergeants and has 4 Deputies assigned to handle all Civil Process within Wright County and handle transport to and from facilities within the State of Minnesota.  The unit also handles Sheriff’s Auctions.  
  • The Community Services Unit falls under the supervision of the Recreational Services Sergeant and handle all community celebrations and off-duty events contracted to the Sheriff’s Office through the year.  
  • Emergency Management is responsible for responses to environmental, hazardous and nuclear emergencies within Wright County and acts as a liaison to other emergency responders.  
  • Emergency Response Team (ERT) responsible for situations requiring a tactical or armored response such as hostage rescue, armed barricaded subjects, high risk warrant service and other high-risk operations. The team consists of 24 Deputies and Sergeants reporting to the Operations Division Captain.

For more information on this department please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.