Chief Deputy Mike Carlson
Chief Deputy Mike Carlson has worked in law enforcement for 27 years and he has served the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office since 2007. The Chief Deputy is the highest-ranking appointed law enforcement officer in the Sheriff's Office, who reports directly to Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. As the second-in-command, the Chief Deputy assists the Sheriff in developing public safety priorities, implementing cost-effective standards, managing personnel, and developing procedures and policies for the department.
Chief Carlson leads the day-to-day operations of the agency. He supervises the agency's four Majors who are the commanders of each bureau at the Sheriff's Office. The four bureaus include; Adult Detention and Court Services Bureau, Investigative Bureau, Administrative Services Bureau, and the Enforcement Services Bureau. Working with Sheriff Stanek, Chief Carlson spearheaded the creation of an innovative unit, the Sheriff's Office Criminal Information Sharing and Analysis Unit (CISA). The unit provides predictive policing services and criminal analysis to law enforcement agencies throughout the metro and the region. On a national level, CISA has been recognized as a model for its crime prevention analysis services. Sheriff Stanek and Chief Carlson also launched the Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF). The Sheriff's Office leads the multi-agency group that conducts proactive, focused investigations on the county's most dangerous offenders.
Chief Carlson has served as the Incident Commander for the Sheriff's Office during the Republican National Convention in 2008 and throughout the river recovery operations after the I-35W bridge collapse in 2007. Previously, Chief Carlson worked for the Minneapolis Police Department for 19 years and he was a highly decorated officer. He was awarded the Medal of Valor and numerous honors. For Minneapolis Police, he commanded the Homicide Unit, the Narcotics Task Force, and also supervised the Minneapolis Violent Offender Task Force, the Weapons Task Force, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Major Jeffrey Storms commands the Enforcement Services Bureau. In that role, he oversees the Enforcement Services Division, the Communications Division, and the Volunteer Services Division. Previously, he led the Detention/Court Services Bureau. Prior to his role on the Command Staff, he served as a lieutenant in the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol Unit, promoting boat and water safety, investigating water related accidents and supervising the Underwater Recovery Team. He started as a detention deputy in 1992. He’s also worked as a sergeant in the Sheriff's Office Patrol Division. Major Storms earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato. He’s a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Major Pete Dietzman commands the Investigations Bureau. He has been with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office since 1993. He began in the Adult Detention Center and has worked in Court Services, Personnel, and Patrol. Prior to his appointment as Major, he served as a Captain of Investigations and his responsibilities included leading the Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force. Major Dietzman has an AAS degree in law enforcement from Lakewood Community College and a Bachelor of Arts from Metro State. He's a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Major Darrell Huggett commands the Adult Detention/Court Services Bureau. Previously at the Sheriff’s Office, he has led the Enforcement Services Bureau. He worked as a captain in the Hennepin County Jail, a lieutenant in the Patrol Unit, and served as a sergeant in the Warrant Unit. He began his law enforcement career in 1987 as an officer with a suburban police department and he joined the Sheriff's Office in 1997. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato and he's a graduate of the FBI National Academy.