Training

 

The Sheriff's Office

The Employee Development Unit coordinates training activities for all Sheriff’s Office personnel. Among its responsibilities, the unit conducts orientation sessions for new employees, coordinates emergency vehicle operation training, and publishes e-learning courses.  The unit also provides specialized training opportunities to other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.  For example, citizens who volunteer as Reserve Officers at police departments throughout the county receive their training at the Sheriff's Office.  Typically each year there are approximately 4,000 hours of training provided to approximately 100 law enforcement volunteers. 

Personnel Unit

The primary mission of the Personnel unit is to recruit, select, manage and retain our most important resource: the employees of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.  The unit maintains the office policy manual to ensure compliance with state statute and office rules, and unit personnel research emerging trends and look for innovative ways to improve services provided by the Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office Citizen Law Enformcement Academy is conducted by the unit.  Twice each year, the 10-week program teaches citizens about public safety and the Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office has several initiatives in place to recruit diverse employees so that our personnel more closely represent the community we serve.  One example is the Law Enforcement and Diversity (LEAD) Program.  Participants are known as "cadets" and they work at the Sheriff's Office while they are pursuing their law enforcement education requirements.  There are 14 employees who work at the Sheriff's Office after successfully completing the LEAD Program.

HCSO Award Ceremony Recipients

Award

Organization Giving Award

Award Recipient

Year

Medal of Valor

Henn. Cty. Sheriff’s Offc.

Dep. Matt Hagen

2014

Award of Merit

Henn. Cty. Sheriff’s Offc.

Dep. Barry Heikkinen

2014

Award of Merit

Henn. Cty. Sheriff’s Offc.

Sgt. Jennifer Johnson

2014

Commendation Award

Henn. Cty. Sheriff’s Offc.

Analyst Karl Kangas

2014

Commendation Award

Henn. Cty. Sheriff’s Offc.

Telecomm.  Katrina Trudeau

2014

Commendation Award

Henn. Cty. Sheriff’s Offc.

Sgt. Tera Thom

2014

Commendation Award

Henn. Cty. Sheriff’s Offc.

Analyst Nicole Hughes

2014

Make a Difference Award

Assoc. of Public Safety Comm. Officers

Katrina Trudeau

2013

Make a Difference Award

Assoc. of Public Safety Comm. Officers

Teresa Josie

2013

Life Saving Award

Maple Grove PD

Dep. Matt Hagen

2013

Life Saving Award

MN Sheriff's Assoc.

Dep. Barry Heikkinen

2013

MADD Recognition Pin

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Dep. David Protivinsky

2013

Certificate of Merit

MN Sheriff's Assoc.

Chaplin Dave Whiteford

2013

Letter of Appreciation

Anoka Cty. Sheriff's Offc.

Det. Eric McKloskey

2013

Unit Citation

Brooklyn Center PD

Det. Eric McKloskey

2013

Challenge Coin

Sheriff Stanek

Det. Eric McKloskey

2013

Award of Meritorious Conduct

Superior (Wisconsin) PD

Det. Tom Sonenstahl

2013

Bulletin of the Year

MN Assoc. Crime Intel Analyst Awards

Kelly Anthony

2013

Letter of Appreciation

HCSO Crime Lab

Det. Bernard Bogenreif

2013

Letter of Appreciation

State of MN, Attorney General

Sgt. Mary Jerde

2013

Letter of Appreciation

State of MN, Attorney General

Sgt. Shawn Gullickson

2013

Unit Citation

Brooklyn Park PD

Sgt. Shawn Gullickson

2013

Letter of Appreciation

Golden Valley PD

Sgt. Bill Gottwaldt

2013

Letter of Appreciation

State of MN, Attorney General

Sgt. Bill Gottwaldt

2013

Letter of Appreciation

Golden Valley PD

Lt. Todd Turpitt

2013

Chief's Commendation Award

Aurora (Colorado) PD

Analyst Karl Kangas

2013

Letter of Recognition

St. Louis PD

Nicole Hughes

2013

Analyst of the Year

Tri-County Investigators Assoc.

Nicole Hughes

2013

Bulletin of the Year

MN Assoc. Crime Intel Analyst Awards

Laura Landes

2013