The Sheriff’s Office is divided into six divisions and operates within a distinct chain-of-command. The Administrative Division is overseen by Sheriff Tim Langenfeld and Chief Deputy Aaron Ward. The remaining divisions are each overseen by the following:

  • Records – Kathy Ogren
  • Communications – Sergeant Jen Otto
  • Patrol – Sergeants Darrell Caturia , Brian Stiles and Billy Kroll
  • Investigations – Sergeant Al Liepold
  • Jail - Captain Will Feltmann
  • Courts / Special Projects – Sergeant Scott Wawrzyniak
Most citizens recognize the McLeod County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles in the county. The Patrol Division is the most visible part of the office. The deputies are licensed peace officers in the State of Minnesota. They are dedicated to public service and are often called upon to be problem solvers. The Patrol Division is responsible for general patrol functions, such as traffic education and enforcement, emergency and service call response, within the county and contract cities. Including the DARE and K-9 programs, the Patrol Division is a very active, community-oriented division of the Sheriff’s Office.

County Jail
The McLeod County Jail has an inmate capacity of 59 beds. The jail houses individuals ranging from habitual or serious traffic offenders to serious criminal offenders; the offenses range from property crimes to homicide.

Communications Center
The McLeod County Communications Center staff handles dispatched public safety traffic and emergency communications (9-1-1 service) for the County Sheriff's Office and many local City departments. Whether it be a simple call or one of crisis, many citizens first point of contact with law enforcement will be a phone call to the Communication Center.

The Records Division is responsible for providing Sheriff's Office reports to the public. The Sheriff’s Office has the statutory responsibility of civil process. Civil process can include subpoenas, eviction notices, foreclosure notices, or a variety of other legal notices required by statute.

Emergency Management
McLeod County Emergency Management plays a crucial role in the County working with individuals from City and Township government and agencies to plan for, and assist during, response to natural and man-made disasters.

The Investigations Division deals with a wide-range of cases, from property to very complex narcotic cases. Typically, Investigators are referred cases from the Patrol Division after a Patrol Deputy has initiated a case and needs assistance because of the case type. There are also times when the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office is contacted by other jurisdictions requesting assistance with conflict of interest case investigations.

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