Sheriff James Stuart is the 17th Sheriff of Anoka County, since the office was established in 1857.
James has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 28 years and they have 3 children. They reside in Andover, and are very active as a family in their church and in the community.
James has demonstrated a commitment to providing the best possible services to the citizens that he proudly serves and actively participates in numerous collaborative & outreach efforts.
Sheriff Stuart is active with the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association as an Executive Board Member and represents law enforcement on the MSA Legislative & Training Committees. He is also active on the national level with the National Sheriff’s Association as a Member of the Board of Directors, a member of the Domestic Violence & Crime Services Committee, Youth Programs & Juvenile Justice Committee & Global Policing Affairs Committee ; he is a Member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, the Minnesota Domestic Violence Committee, the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition; the Executive Committee for the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, a Board member for the Equal Justice Committee; a Board Member for Hope 4 Youth, Member of the Association of MN Counties FUTURES Task Force, an Advisory board member for Rasmussen Criminal Justice Studies Program, the Secretary/Treasurer for the Joint Law Enforcement Council; Chair of the JLEC Central Communications Committee, and Past Board Member for the Governor’s Forensic Lab Advisory Board and Past President of the Anoka County Chiefs of Police Association.
James is a Marine, and a graduate of St. Mary’s University and the 102nd session of the National Sheriff’s Institute and studied Public Safety Leadership at the University of MN, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. He is committed to the development of our youth, community partnerships and service that exceeds expectations. He was nominated for “National Sheriff of the Year” and was awarded the Medal of Merit by the National Sheriff’s Association in 2015 and 2016 for his contributions to the community and to the field of criminal justice.
It is his belief that by working together, we can make a difference.
Chief Deputy Kevin Halweg started as a Deputy with the Sheriff’s Office on March 16, 1998. As a Deputy, he served within the Patrol Division as a Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, and Investigator. In November 2004, he was promoted to Sergeant, working as a first-line supervisor within the Patrol Division. In January 2008, he was promoted to rank of Lieutenant and served in the Criminal Investigation Division, overseeing the Anoka Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force. In March 2011, he was promoted to Commander of the Patrol Division, which provided law enforcement response services to eight Anoka County communities and over 70,000 citizens. In August 2016, he was appointed to Chief Deputy, overseeing day-to-day operations for six divisions within the Sheriff’s Office.
Chief Deputy Halweg served nearly 17 years on the Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team, holding the positions of operator, team leader, and his final 6 years as team commander. During his S.W.A.T. tenure, he also served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Special Operations Training Association of the Upper Midwest. In 2017, after the end of his S.W.A.T. career, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Special Operations Training Association.
Chief Deputy Halweg is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, and the 249th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Chief Deputy Halweg serves as youth hockey coach, and enjoys distance running, hunting, and sports.