Captain Pat Thompson has been a member of the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office since June, 1984. His first position in law enforcement began at the Sheriff’s Office as a part-time Jailer / Dispatcher.
He became a full-time Jailer / Dispatcher in December, 1986 and a Patrol Deputy in May, 1987. His major work experience has been within the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division. He served as an Investigator from January, 1992 until his promotion to Captain in January, 2004. Captain Thompson currently supervises the investigation division, school resource officers and the records division.
He is a graduate of Alexandria Technical College and holds an associate degree in law enforcement. Thompson has received specialized training in the areas of interview and interrogation, hostage / crisis negotiation, internal affairs investigation, sex crimes investigation, child abuse investigation, narcotics investigation and death / homicide investigation.