The Memorial Day holiday weekend was the unofficial start of summer. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to stay safe while enjoying water-related recreation such as boating and swimming pools. Take time to create a safety plan prior to boating or swimming and have any needed safety equipment, such as life jackets, ready to go.
On Lake Minnetonka, there are free life jackets available that boaters may borrow for the day. The life jackets are found inside storage containers located at three public boat launch locations: Gray’s Bay, Spring Park Bay, and Maxwell Bay.
Police Reserves and Sheriff's Office Special Deputies work as volunteers for law enforcement agencies. To prepare them for their volunteer duties in public safety, they have completed training conducted by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. During the past several weeks, Reserve Officers and Special Deputies have received 40 hours of instruction in a variety of areas including traffic direction and crime scene response. On May 21, new Police Reserve Officers and HCSO Special Deputies were recognized at a graduation ceremony.
The StarTribune published a photo slideshow of the event:
The following agencies sent students to the HCSO school: Carver County & Hennepin County Sheriff’s Offices, and the following police departments: Champlin, Crystal, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetrista, New Hope, Osseo, Robbinsdale, Rovers, South Lake Minnetonka, St. Anthony, and Wayzata.
Devon McFerrin is an African American male, height: 5’08” (note: suspect has an artificial leg and may be using a wheelchair), weight: 200 lbs, eyes: brown, hair: black.
31-year-old Devon McFerrin of Minneapolis is wanted for third degree murder after he sold heroin to a man who later died from an overdose.
For tips, call the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office: 1-888-988-TIPS (8477)
Text HCSOtip to 847 411. Be sure to begin your message with keyword HCSOTip, then continue entering your tip.
On May 14, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was among a group of law enforcement leaders who met with senior White House administration officials and Department of Homeland Security officials in Washington D.C. to discuss immigration policies and the impact on U.S. security and local law enforcement.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with law enforcement representatives to brief them on potential immigration reforms that include increased border security.
Thank you to all of the Hennepin County residents who visited our 2013 HCSO Open House on April 26. All members of the public received an up-close look at the work of the Sheriff’s Office. This year's event had the largest attendance in recent memory.