Josh Hanson For Sheriff
Endorsed by Goodhue County Deputy’s Local 91
Public safety during these most uncertain and challenging times is my main priority. Ensuring the safety and security of your family, your property and preserving the peaceful way of life in Goodhue County is my mission. It will be achieved through strength in community partnerships, a comprehensive law enforcement model, and a proactive response to all the challenges Goodhue County faces today and tomorrow. We need to look ahead to what's coming next. However, taking care of YOU begins with taking care of those tasked to protect you.
I believe these are some of the most challenging times for our protectors. The profession is in crisis, and our current administration is failing them. As a result, we are failing our communities. With renewed leadership and vision, we can start to change this most unfortunate course our protectors find themselves on today. Our community and YOU deserve an exceptional level of public safety service for your tax dollars. Anything short of this vision is failure – and responsibility for this starts at the top.
The goal is simple –
Under my administration, Goodhue County will set an example for others to follow. We will lead in education, training, and standards. We will prioritize staff health and wellness. As a community, we will take on the mental health crisis, human trafficking, the opioid crisis, catalytic converter theft, and work for responsible change in law enforcement. Together, we will establish an unprecedented, transparent, and proactive public safety effort in Goodhue County. For today and for tomorrow.
VOTE NOV. 2022
LEADERSHIP ★ VISION
It all starts with a purpose - Mission Statement:
To ensure a well-rounded, highly trained, and competent effort providing public safety services and protection to our citizens, with integrity, community investment, selfless service, courage, compassion, and common sense –
IN A MANNER THAT ENSURES PUBLIC TRUST.
“Where there is no vision the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18
In 2005, Josh would begin his law enforcement career with Goodhue, initially as a part-time Police Officer. After a short time would be hired as the Chief of Police.
In 2007, Josh became a Police Officer with the City of Kenyon. The City went away from contract policing with the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office. It determined a course to re-establish and maintain its police services, which it still retains today.
In 2009 Josh was hired as a Patrol Deputy with the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to his Patrol duties, he also found himself assigned as a Four Seasons & Water Patrol Deputy working in the Recreational Enforcement Division. Josh also held assignments as a Field Training Officer (FTO), Crime Prevention Specialist. He took on various community engagement roles throughout the County.
My Military Career
Josh Hanson Graduated from Red Wing High School in 1999. He left for service in the United States Army, attending basic training and the initial Army Infantry course at Fort Benning, a historically rich training ground.
Following completing his initial entry courses, Josh would complete the U.S. Army Airborne School and then the U.S. Army’s Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP). Josh was hand-picked for assignment with the 3RD Ranger Battalion, 75TH Ranger Regiment, part of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).
In September 2001, Josh would be part of a Special Operations Task Force spearheading Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and the U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan in the days following the 911 Terrorist Attacks.