Staffing the Office
The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office Administration Division consists of Sheriff Brandon Thyen, Chief Deputy Justin Wood, and three Captains, as well as office support staff, who handle a variety of office duties. There is also an administrative assistant who reports directly to the Sheriff and/or Chief Deputy.
Captain Derek Anklan oversees the administrative aspects of patrol and training.
Captain Andrew Mahowald oversees the Community Outreach | Crime Prevention Division, a crime analyst, the Investigations Division, the Boat and Water | Recreation Patrol Division, the Civil Process Division, a receptionist, a records clerk, and a transcriptionist.
Director of Emergency Communications Alicia Stovern oversees the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) and Jail Administrator Jonathan Gray oversees the Corrections | Jail Division.
These are the people who assure that the Sheriff’s Office is run in an efficient professional manner as it progresses into the next century.