Kevin Torgerson
Olmsted County Sheriff


Kevin Torgerson was elected Olmsted County Sheriff in November 2014 and took office on January 6, 2015.  He sought the Office of Sheriff with a commitment to:

  • Cultivate community and regional partnerships
  • Improve technology to enhance services
  • Collaborate for improved public safety
  • Exercise fiscal responsibility
  • Promote staff development

As the Sheriff, Torgerson leads 177 employees and volunteers, oversees an annual budget of nearly $30 million, and serves a diverse population of over 150,000 people.

Prior to being elected, Torgerson continuously served with the Sheriff’s Office for more than 27 years, holding a number of leadership positions in the Sheriff’s Office, including Captain and Director of Emergency Management.  This year (2018) marked his 32nd year of service to Olmsted County.  Kevin completed his formal education at Golden Valley Lutheran College, continued it at Metro State University, and is a certified Emergency Manager.

Born in Fergus Falls, he later graduated from Kenyon High School in Kenyon.  Kevin and Lori have been married for 37 years and live together in Stewartville.  They have two adult children, Nick and Marissa. Nick is a doctor and Marissa is a Spanish Immersion teacher.


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