Professional Service & Education

Kevin understands the importance of training and staff development as well as building partnerships.  Leading by example, Kevin has completed many advanced trainings and obtained Emergency Manager certification.  He is also a member of professional organizations that advance the delivery of public safety services. 


Professional Experience

  • Deputy Sheriff, Adult Detention Center (1980-83)
  • Deputy Sheriff, Dispatch Center (1983-85)
  • Deputy Sheriff, Patrol Division (1986-92)
  • Deputy Sheriff, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)/Youth Services (1992-98)
  • Deputy Sheriff, Emergency Response (SWAT) Unit (1991-98)
  • Sergeant, Patrol Division (1998-2001)
  • Sergeant, Training Division (2001-06)
  • Sergeant, Civil/Warrants & Court Security (2007-08)
  • Captain, Patrol Division (2008-09)
  • Director (Captain), Homeland Security and Emergency Management (2009-14)
  • Sheriff (2015-present)

Education & TRAINING 

  • Kenyon High School
  • Golden Valley Lutheran College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Certified Emergency Manager
    • Minnesota Emergency Management Certification
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management Certification
  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Officer
  • Emergency Response/SWAT
  • Field Training Officer/Supervisor
  • Incident Command
  • LIDAR Laser Instructor
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Supervisor Leadership Institute, Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Use of Force Instructor


  • Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers (AMEM)
  • Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
  • Law Enforcement Torch Run of Minnesota Executive Council (LETR)
  • Minnesota Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (MALEFI)
  • Minnesota Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Officers Association (MNDOA)
  • Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA)
  • Minnesota Peace and Police Officers Association (MPPOA)
  • Southeastern Minnesota Peace and Police Officers Association (SEMPPOA)