The Administration Division provides the following services for the Sheriff’s Office:
- Human Resource management: recruiting, testing, selection, promotion and retention of office personnel;
- Information management: planning, purchasing, implementation and system management for computer systems;
- Financial management: coordination of budgets and financial matters;
- Contracts and grants;
- Emergency management; and
- Fleet management
The Office of Professional Standards is responsible for conducting background investigations on all prospective employees and for the investigations of Internal Affairs complaints. The administrative lieutenant is responsible for ensuring employees comply with applicable state statutes, office policies, and all other professional standards and regulations.
For more information on police training and standards of conduct, see the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training website.
Providing the public with pertinent and helpful information is the responsibility of the Public Information Unit. The public information officer (PIO) is the primary contact for journalists seeking public information or wanting to coordinate interviews or research projects. The PIO is also responsible for generating news releases and media advisories. Contact Commander Wayne Heath at 763-324-5003.
Public Affairs is the liaison between the Sheriff's Office and local communities. This unit initiates activities, programs, and events that promote well-being and safety in the community. The unit is responsible for such events as National Night Out, Kids and Seniors Safety Camps, the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service, employee recognition ceremonies, and Sheriff's Office participation in community festivals. Contact Laura Landes at 763-324-5181.
The Administration Division also oversees the Sheriff's Office Training Unit. The unit provides training to all Sheriff's Office staff, both licensed and non-licensed. The unit also provides mandated police training to over 300 law enforcement officers from all police agencies in the county through the Law Enforcement Training Center and firearms range. Countywide training is offered in firearms, use of force tactics, and other topics of interest to law enforcement agencies in the county.
The Training Unit is responsible for managing the joint law enforcement training facilities, including its outdoor firearms range. The range is used by all Anoka County police agencies to ensure that all Anoka County law enforcement officers meet state mandated firearms qualifications guidelines.
The unit also provides training for all reserve officers and conducts an internship program for students pursuing a career in law enforcement. Contact Lieutenant Dan Douglas at 763-324-5004.