I have served in law enforcement for nearly 30 years and, in my opinion, the most important aspects of my work have never changed.
The best law enforcement officers respect the rights and dignity of all residents and protect the integrity of law enforcement by upholding both the spirit and letter of the law. The best law enforcement officers are connected to the community and work closely with community leaders. The best law enforcement officers view their work not simply as a profession, but as a public service. The best law enforcement officers continue to learn and improve in their work and find ways to educate others about law enforcement.
I am proud to serve as Sheriff of Hennepin County and hope to earn your support.
For Immediate Release
Sheriff Stanek Announces Re-Election for Hennepin County Sheriff
March 6, 2014 (Minneapolis) – Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek today announces his candidacy for re-election as Sheriff of Hennepin County. The announcement will take place among family, friends and supporters at The Freehouse restaurant in Minneapolis.
Stanek, who grew up in Northeast Minneapolis and is a lifelong resident of Hennepin County, has served as Sheriff since being elected in November 2006 and re-elected in 2010. He is the 27th Sheriff of Hennepin County and has been dedicated to public safety for more than 30 years.
In his announcement today, he will present five strategies for achieving his goal of continuing to advance public safety in Hennepin County:
- Fighting violent crime and targeting the lethal combination of guns, gangs, kids and drugs.
- Strengthening strategic partnerships with other law enforcement agencies and the private sector.
- Providing leadership in communications, forensic science and information sharing.
- Serving as a good steward of taxpayer resources.
- Continuing to work building trust among the diverse communities across Hennepin County to increase public safety education and prevention.
“I am proud to support Sheriff Stanek as he seeks re-election. I have seen the great work he has done in building partnerships in public safety across the county and I look forward to continuing that strong partnership,” said Kelli Slavik, Mayor of Plymouth and Honorary Campaign Co-Chair for Sheriff Stanek.
Sheriff Stanek also announced his other Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs today representing a broad-based group of business leaders, elected officials, faith community and residents who work or live in the county, they include: former United States Attorney Tom Heffelfinger, Plymouth Mayor Kelli Slavik, Bishop Richard Howell, Steve Wise, Richard Aguilar, and Abdi Mohamed.
What: Sheriff Stanek Re-Election Announcement
Where: The Freehouse – 701 N. Washington Ave, Minneapolis
When: 5:30-7:30pm (Remarks begin at 6:15pm)
Sheriff Stanek will be available to the press for interviews via appointment today or following his formal remarks at the event.