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Sheriff Jack Serier

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“The Heart of Service” - a Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office Public Newsletter

Sheriff Jack Serier started a public newsletter in 2018 to recognize some of the ways his Sheriff's Office membersact with a heart of service in our communities.

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

Sheriff Jack Serier Featured in HBO's "Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas"

This HBO series takes an unconventional look at problems in America, like policing, and features people who are providing solutions. Here I am interviewed about character as the foundation of everything we do at the Ramsey County Sheriff's office.  You'll also hear from retired Sheriff Matt Bostrom and Falcon Heights Mayor Peter Lindstrom.

There are a couple of points that the host - and others - make that I think are worth noting (I'm paraphrasing here):

  1. The conversation about policing and solutions is difficult but worth having.

  2. It's hard to come up with solutions but the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office is working on it. We know it is our responsibility and we aren't waiting for someone else to solve the problem.

  3. Hiring for character is great. But it doesn't stop at hiring. The culture of the organization must support continued good character and accountability. This is something we insist on at the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Jack Serier Featured in National Podcast

New Program Provides Care Packages to Homeless


The Ramsey County Sheriff's Department is calling on the community to help them out as a they launch a new initiative aimed at getting people back on their feet.

Ramsey County Deputies, Officer Awarded for Actions in Potential Deadly Situation

TwinCities.com / Pioneer Press

In February, five Ramsey County law enforcement officials kept calm while a man threatened them in what could have become a deadly situation. On Wednesday, Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier gave those five awards for their “integrity and bravery.”

Ramsey County Sheriff

North Suburban Beat

Ramsey County’s new Sheriff, Jack Serier, is well known by those who now report to him. He served for two years as Chief Deputy, and before that Undersheriff of the Public Safety Services Division in Arden Hills and as manager of the Water Patrol, Dive Team and the Canine Unit. Sheriff Serier was also educated locally at Hamline University, with a masters degree and a doctorate from the University of St. Thomas. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. As Sheriff he also looks forward to continuing sharing the knowledge he has gained over his career by teaching and he sits on the boards of Northeast Youth and Family Services and Minnesota Crimestoppers.

Welcoming Sheriff Jack Serier, Movers & Shakers

White Bear Press

When Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom approached me in late 2016 to tell me he was planning to retire from law enforcement after 32 years, I had mixed feelings at first. Bostrom was a popular Sheriff who was first elected in 2010 and was re-elected uncontested in 2014. The approach he and his staff had established with the Sheriff’s Office in those six years was valued in our communities and with our public safety and civic partners. The County Board and county departments had developed a very strong, collaborative relationship with the Sheriff’s Office. I knew we would all miss Matt.

New Ramsey County Sheriff Vows Greater Department Diversity

MPR News

The newly appointed Ramsey County sheriff says that increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of his agency will be a priority.

Jack Serier, who was sworn into office Tuesday, brings decades of experience in law enforcement, most recently as the sheriff's chief deputy.

"A big piece of this is building bridges with people outside our agency to come to work for us," Serier said. "Recruitment isn't something you can do by turning on the now hiring light anymore. Those days are long gone."

Ramsey County's New Undersheriff is Second African-American to Hold Rank in 168 Years

TwinCities.com / Pioneer Press

Ramsey County’s new undersheriff of administration has worked in law enforcement for a dozen years and is the second African-American man to reach the rank in the sheriff’s office’s 168-year history.

Sheriff Jack Serier promoted Booker Hodges, who was the inspector leading the regional services division, on Monday. He’s worked for the Ramsey County sheriff’s office since March and came from the Dakota County sheriff’s office.

New Ramsey County chief deputy sheriff is first woman to hold post

TwinCities.com / Pioneer Press

Ramsey County’s chief deputy sheriff is making history as the first woman to hold the position.

Sheriff Jack Serier appointed Julie Rudie as his second-in-command Monday. She steps into the role that Serier held until the county board appointed him sheriff on Jan. 10.


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