On Monday, May 14th, 2018 a promotion and swearing in ceremony was held at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Kevin Halweg administered the oath of office for newly promoted Deputy Jason Pederson and newly hired Detention Deputy Scott O’Connor. Sheriff James Stuart was sick and was disappointed he was unable to attend the event.
New Staff: Detention Deputy Scott O’Connor: Detention Deputy Scott O’Connor has attended both Dakota County Technical and Century College, working towards a Criminal Justice Degree. Detention Deputy O’Connor has previously served as a Community Service Office with Anoka County, worked as the owner / operator of Quality Sweeping Services and ran his own tool franchise. Detention Deputy O’Connor will begin his career in the Jail Division.
Promotion: From Detention Deputy to Deputy Sheriff: Deputy Jason Pederson. Deputy Pederson has previously served with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Deputy from March of 2013 until May 2018. Deputy Pederson was a trusted member of the Jail Division who performed at high levels and is now promoted to the rank of Deputy Sheriff. Deputy Pederson will begin his duty assignment in the Patrol Division.