Clay County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Clay County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 915 9th Ave N, Moorhead, 56560 MN
  • Chief:
Phone: 218-299-5151
Fax: 218-299-5228
Website:

Clay County Sheriff's Office is located at 915 9th Ave N, Moorhead, 56560 MN. The Clay County Sheriff's Office phone number is 218-299-5151.

Clay County Sheriff's Office News

***Stolen Trailer Update*** The trailer was located in Becker County. We still would like to locate the owner of the pickup. Thank You

The trailer in this picture was stolen from the Georgetown Elevator earlier this week. It was later seen in the Hawley area with a skid steer loader on it. We do not know if the loader is stolen or not. If you know who owns the pickup, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 218-299-5151. Thank You

We added a new deputy to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Brandon Desautel was sworn in by Judge Gustafson today and will be assigned badge #724. Deputy Desautel graduated from Moorhead High School and has five years of law enforcement experience in Moorhead. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Brandon to Clay County. Congratulations Brandon!

Deputy Nelson and K9 Deekon were lucky enough to get around the fence at the Air Show and get this cool photo!

The Clay County Commissioners in support of the Clay County Sheriff's Office and Moorhead Police Department invite you to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. for the Joint Law Enforcement Center and Clay County Correctional Facility. The ceremony will take place in front of the new Law Enforcement Center at "911" 11th St N in Moorhead. Public tours of both facilities will be conducted from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Come check it out!!!

After a tough day on patrol, Deekon decided to take a dip in the lake behind him to cool off. I am sure he enjoyed the swim, but I am not sure how his handler liked the "wet dog air freshener" in the squad car.

On Tuesday June 5th, at the Clay County Commisioner's Meeting, Clay County recognized Sgt. Alderman for his 25 years of service to the citizens of Clay County. Sgt Alderman was hired in 1993 and has had many roles within our office. He has been assigned to patrol, warrants/transports, along with other secondary assignments (G.E.T. and SWAT) as well. His most recent assignment has been the Sergeant of our court security detail. Congrats Sgt Alderman!!!

Last week, Deputy Nicole Reno and Moorhead Officer Ethan Meehan assisted the Minnesota Special Olympics with their track and field event at Moorhead High School. Thank you, Deputy Reno, for your continued support to the Minnesota Special Olympics. It looks like everyone was having a good time at the track and field event.

THIS!!! 💙 Thank you for the love Hawley Preschoolers!!!

Thank you to the Moorhead Police Department Citizens Police Academy for breakfast this morning at the Law Enforcement Center. Each year during Police Week, current and alumi members of the Citizens Police Acedmeny take the time to prepare an excellent meal for Moorhead Officers, Clay County Deputies, Correctional Staff and Support Staff. It is truly appreciated by all of us. Thank You!

Miss Moorhead and Miss Moorhead Outstanding Teen were kind enough to drop off cookies for Clay County Deputies and Moorhead Officers today. They even remembered to take care of our K-9’s and dropped off some treats for them. Thank you for treats!

May 6th -12th is National Correctional Officers Week. Our Correctional Officers provide protection to the citizens of Clay County by providing a deterrent to crime and by returning violators to the community with a more responsible attitude toward themselves and the community. They also ensure the safety and security of inmates while they are in the Clay County Jail. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to Clay County

We added a new deputy to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Andrew Lund was sworn in by Judge Gustafson today and will be assigned badge #706. Deputy Lund is from the Franklin Minnesota area and an NDSU graduate. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Andrew to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Congratulations Andrew!

On Friday, three employees of the Sheriff’s Office decided to call it quits after serving the citizens of Clay County for a combined total of 80 years. Chief Deputy Matt Siiro retired after serving 24 years. Matt began his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy and worked his way through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office. Matt served as a Lieutenant in Patrol, Support Services and Emergency Management before being appointed to Chief Deputy by Sheriff Bergquist. Deputy Mike Honek retired after serving nearly 30 years. Mike began his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy and worked in various assignments throughout his career. Mike worked as a Field Training Deputy and with the Gang Enforcement Team prior to transferring to the Support Services Division. Correctional Officer Rick Stetz retired after serving 26 years. Rick began his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a Correctional Officer working in the jail. Rick also worked various assignments throughout his career. Rick would transport inmates to different appointments and escort them to their court hearings. Rick was always willing to step in and assist other Correctional Officers when needed. Matt, Mike and Rick were all great mentors to new employees and their experience, knowledge and dedication will be missed!! Good luck in retirement Matt, Mike and Rick!! (We were not able to get a photo of Deputy Honek because he took his last day off...lucky guy!!!)

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Severe weather awareness week is here! Please check these links to make sure you are prepared!

2018 Severe Weather Awareness Week is almost upon us. There will be two statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 12th at 1:45pm and again at 6:34pm. Outdoor warning sirens will sound, your weather radios will activate as will anouncements on participating TV and cable stations. Please check out the following links for the full schedule of events! please plan ahead for severe weather events!! https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness/Pages/severe-weather-tornadoes.aspx

On April 2nd, at the Clay County Commissioners meeting, two of our deputies were recognized for their years of service. David Sunde received a Certificate of Appreciation for 20 years of service to Clay County. Scott Steffes received a Certificate of Appreciation for 25 years of service to Clay County. Deputy Sunde was hired in 1998 and has been assigned to the Clay County Courthouse security division for the entirety of those 20 years. He provides check point security at the main door, security in the courtrooms, assists juries, and other duties needed to maintain the peace. Deputy Steffes was hired in 1993 and has had numerous positions within the Sheriff's Office. He has been assigned to night patrol, had two K9 partners (Jake and Indy), day patrol, and is currently assigned to the warrant/transport division. The Clay County Sheriff's Office would like to thank both of these deputies for their years of service to the citizens of Clay County!

Drive safe over the holiday weekend. It looks like the weather and driving will be a little rough out there the next few days. Be sure to slow down and and use extra caution. Here are a few tips from the MN Department of Transportion: • Check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511; it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions. • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip. • Stay back at least 10 car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud. • Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. Plows may also travel over centerlines or partially into traffic to further improve road conditions. • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds. Drive safe!!

********NEW SCAM ALERT******** There appears to be a new scam going around affecting Verizon Wireless customers. Below is a photo of a text message the scammer sends out to attempt to gain your information. Please be aware of this scam and remember not to give your personal information to anyone. If you have any questions, please feel free to call your local Police Department or the Sheriff's Office at 218-299-5151. Thank You.

We added a new deputy to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Samuel Grandbois was sworn in by Judge Cahill today and will be assigned badge #721. Deputy Grandbois graduated from Hawley High School and has four years of law enforcement experience in Fargo. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Sam to Clay County. Congratulations Sam!

Please use caution while driving tonight. Deputies are busy with crashes and vehicles going off the road. One of our deputies indicated that people are flying by them while they are out on the roads. PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND GIVE THEM ROOM TO WORK OUT THERE!!! Thank you and drive safe!!

Today, Deputy Mike Trygg retired from the Sheriff's Office. Mike was with the Sheriff's Office for 15 years; he previously worked for the Moorhead Police Department for 14 years and the Mandan Police Department for 3 years. Mike will truly be missed by the members of the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Clay County. Good luck in retirement Mike, you have earned it!!!

Please allow extra time on your commute today as some of the roads are snow covered and a bit slick. Travel safe!