In the summer of 1982 Kris Johnson began his career with the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office as a seasonal deputy assigned to work in the dispatch center and jail. For the following two years he worked in the Sheriff’s Office on a part time basis until graduating from Hamline University in 1984.
In 1984 Kris was hired as a full-time jailer/dispatcher with Goodhue County and continued to work in that capacity as well as filling an open seasonal position working as a water patrol deputy. In 1988 Kris was recognized by the Minnesota DNR as a co-recipient of a statewide award for his efforts in making Goodhue County’s waters a safer place.
In 1994 Kris was promoted to an open road patrol position and shortly thereafter was assigned to work as a school liaison officer serving students in the Pine Island and Kenyon-Wanamingo school districts.
In 2000 Kris was promoted to Operations Sergeant and supervised the development and expansion of the water patrol, snowmobile, and ATV enforcement programs while at the same time coordinating the day-today operations of the Sheriff’s Office via procurement, grant management, budget preparations, and the management of accounts payable.
In February of 2011 Kris was promoted to his present position as Patrol Commander where he provides administrative, supervisory, and technical assistance in the operation of the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office and its specialized law enforcement programs.
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