Rich has lived in Hennepin County, Minnesota for his entire life. First in Minneapolis as a young boy, and now in Maple Grove with his wife and two kids.
As a 32-year veteran of law enforcement, Rich began in the Minneapolis Police Department, rising through the ranks from Patrol Officer to Commander of Criminal Investigations. While serving as a police officer, Rich was elected five times to the Minnesota State Legislature where he authored the state’s felony DWI law. In 2003, he was appointed as Commissioner of Public Safety & Director of Homeland Security for Minnesota. Finally, in 2007, he was sworn in as the 27th Sheriff of Hennepin County, and is currently serving his third term.
What has Rich Stanek done for Hennepin County as Sheriff?