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Scott County Sheriff

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    Luke W. Hennen
    (NP)

Información Biográfica

Why are you the best candidate for this position? (750 characters)

If elected, what will your top three priorities be and why? (500 characters)

What do you see as the biggest challenges to your office, and how would you address them? (500 characters)

What procedures would you implement to improve or maintain transparency in the sheriff’s department’s activities? (500 characters)

How would you describe your leadership style and how that qualifies you for the role of sheriff? (500 characters)

Campaign Email lhennen149@gmail.com
Campaign Mailing Address 205 RUSTLE RD
JORDAN, MN 55352
I have served as the Scott County Sheriff since 2016.

Protecting communities is a team effort and I have spent the last 25 years working at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office developing relationships and partnerships with the residents, public officials, public safety professionals, and community partners in Scott County and the surrounding areas to improve public safety throughout the county. My experiences in the Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer in our Jail, Patrol Deputy, Detective, Crime Scene Investigator, SWAT team member, Field Training Officer, Drug Recognition Expert, Sergeant and Chief Deputy have prepared me for the unique challenges of operating and leading this organization.
1) Improve the response for those in mental health crisis - more resources are need in our communities to give people the help they need. 2) Strengthen employee wellbeing - continue the work of protecting our employees physical and mental health so they can best serve our community. 3) Collaborate with our communities - continue to work with our residents, community groups, businesses and our law enforcement partners to meet their needs and provide the best service to our community.
More community resources for those suffering from a mental health crisis are needed our communities. Without proper resources this community need falls on our 911 dispatchers, deputies in the field and our county jail.

Another issue relates to the ability to hire and retain staff to run our county jail and 911 dispatch center. We continue to work with our schools to engage youth and build relationships that may develop interest in future public safety career serving their community.
Since becoming Scott County Sheriff in 2016 I have taken numerous steps to improve transparency. We now have a community crime map that allows citizens to view law enforcement activity in their neighborhood. We now have body worn cameras issued to all of our deputies and our policy manual is posted on our website. We have increased our use of social media and press releases to inform the public. I will remain activity in community engagement and public presentations to learn about concerns.
This role is relationship based. I have proven I have the ability to collaborate with community members, business owners, other government agencies as well as my employees and our volunteers. Our community need leaders willing to work together to bring positive change.