Sheriff James Stuart took office in January 2011 and has continued working hard on behalf of our citizens since then. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office has a strong history of pursuing excellence since 1857. Sheriff Stuart has been proud to be part of that history, and is honored to be the county’s 17th Sheriff.

His commitment to service, collaboration and cooperation have aided him in his pursuit of new programs and enhanced public safety for all 21 communities of Anoka County. Throughout his career, he has been consistent in his performance as a leader with integrity and a focus on service while being mindful of fiscal responsibilities and an allegiance to his oath.

Sheriff Stuart has the proven moral character to guide through challenging times and has shown that he is dedicated to collaboration and team building efforts. He is a firm believer in community involvement and charitable work and strives to inspire those values in others and in the youth of our communities. He has a proven track record of strong leadership in diverse and challenging environments and has also demonstrated a commitment to being fair, responsible with what is entrusted to him, and the continued pursuit of excellence.



I believe we are all given an opportunity to make a difference in our communities. It is what we do with that opportunity that defines us.



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December 18, 2017

Shop with a Cop

On 12/13/17, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Andover Walmart and for it’s 2nd annual “Shop with a Cop”. Over 20 Deputies, Reserves, CSO’s, and

November 11, 2017

Anoka-Hennepin schools safety video honored with national award of excellence

During times of emergency, an effectively trained and prepared school staff coupled with a

September 27, 2017

Sheriff James Stuart Participates in 113th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI)

Sheriff James Stuart of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office participated in the 113th session of


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