It has been six years in the making, and as of Dec. 13, 2017 Chippewa County Sheriff Stacy Tufto has been appointed as the 132nd President of the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA).

 

It has been six years in the making, and as of Dec. 13, 2017 Chippewa County Sheriff Stacy Tufto has been appointed as the 132nd President of the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA).

“It is an honor,” Tufto said about being appointed to the highest seat in this long-standing organization.

The road to this appointment began when Tufto was elected as Chippewa County Sheriff in 2002 and has since served four, four-year terms. In 2009, Tufto was appointed as Third District representative for the MSA. He was one of six total representatives for the six districts in Minnesota. After serving as his district’s representative, he was appointed to the MSA Executive Board and served as a board member for two years. Six years ago, he began working up the ladder, serving first as fifth Vice President and this year was appointed as President and head of the MSA.

The MSA was formed in 1885 and represents the 87 sheriff departments in Minnesota. According to Tufto, the MSA is dedicated to working with legislation for the betterment of the Minnesota sheriff offices to provide their counties with the highest quality of service available. In doing this, they will study, prepare and present to the legislature their recommendations in changes or additions to current laws. The MSA is also responsible for continuing education and training as improvements to their duties are available and as the legislation requirements change.

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