On February 22nd, the Wright County Board of Commissioners meeting, family, and work colleagues honored Captain Annette Habisch-Peterson. She received a retirement plaque in an emotional ceremony after her more than 35 years of service to the citizens of Wright County in her work with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
Before the end of 2021, two members of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office were recognized for their outstanding service. Sheriff James Stuart was elected President of the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association, and Anoka County Commander Wayne Heath was awarded the President’s Award by the outgoing president of the Association.
Last week, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office hosted an open house! Residents had the chance to participate in fun activities and get an inside look at the department. Helicopter pilots showcased a helicopter and answered questions, sheriff’s deputies provided free fingerprinting for children, and there was also a “seat belt convincer” – a simulator that allows people to feel a crash at 5 mph in hopes of convincing them to wear a seatbelt.
This weekend, Faith and Blue is hosting a weekend to build trust between police officers and their communities in Waite Park. An Atlanta-based organization, Faith and Blue hosts events across the country to bring faith leaders, activists, and officers together in an effort to build trust.