Jun 05

A Climate for Change

Posted on June 5, 2020 at 9:03 AM by Renie Dugwyler

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, I condemned the murderous actions of Derek Chauvin and inactions of complicit officers and I applauded the swift response of Minneapolis Police Chief Arradondo for firing the four officers immediately, and for the subsequent arrest of Chauvin.



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Mar 23

Difficult Decisions during Different Times

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 3:01 PM by Renie Dugwyler


In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are experiencing a myriad of undesirable changes to our quality of life: social distancing, self-quarantining, remote learning or working, eliminating visits at nursing homes and hospitals, the list goes on. Unfortunately, public safety is not immune to the changes that have been sweeping our county and our country. We too have had to make difficult decisions and take unpopular actions in an effort to flatten the curve and conserve resources.



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Jan 07

Remaining Responsible

Posted on January 7, 2020 at 1:25 PM by Renie Dugwyler

Typically this time of year I reflect on our accomplishments at the Sheriff’s Office and look forward to next year’s new initiatives. And, like every year, we have had many successes in 2019. 


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