Our Ramsey County of today is the most diverse county in Minnesota.  With Community Policing as a foundation, leading our Sheriff’s Office requires sensitivity to our changing environment, workforce, and needs; along with the bedrock constancy of character ever present in our minds.

In this presentation, Sheriff Serier will discuss the current operational structure, priorities as an agency, and the character based practices in hiring, development, and promotional processes at the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.  He will also discuss how the focus on the character traits of Respect, Responsibility, Honor, and Truth help to set a course for each employee and leader in the Sheriff’s Office in an ever changing public sector environment. 


Jack Serier was appointed Sheriff by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners on January 10, 2017. Prior to being appointed as Sheriff, Serier served as the Chief Deputy, an Undersheriff, and an Inspector for Sheriff Bostrom. Sheriff Serier has been a law enforcement officer for 27 years and left the Saint Paul Police Department at the rank of Commander in 2011 to join the Sheriff’s Office. 

Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamline University. He additionally has earned a Master’s degree in Education and a doctoral degree in Leadership, Policy and Administration from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and resides on the East Side of Saint Paul.