A Leader, Dedicated to Community

Crow Wing County Deputy Pat Pickar announces his intent to seek the Office of Sheriff for Crow Wing County in the 2018 election.  Pickar would be honored to continue his servant leadership role he has in the community when elected as sheriff.   While involved in local civic and community groups, Pickar states he has met and worked alongside many great leaders and is excited to continue to work collaboratively with them on our community needs in the lakes area.  Pickar states, “I believe in servant leadership and that a sheriff needs to have a commitment to the community that will be mirrored by our team at the sheriff’s office.”

As a deputy on patrol, Pickar has had an open ear to concerns about not seeing enough deputies in rural areas.  Pickar promises to work with our patrol division to find solutions to getting more boots on the ground and tires on the pavement to address community concerns and shorten response times.

As an active leader our our community, Pickar has listened to the issues concerning Crow Wing County.  Pickar has built the relationships with community leaders that will allow Pickar to work collaboratively with other community resources on the follwoing community goals.

  • Lobby for more awareness and resources for mental health.
  • Lobby for more resources and enforcement of sex trafficking.
  • Work on improving safety for our children.
  • Increase community policing.
  • Re-implement the K9 Unit.
  • Proactive enforcement of drug trafficking, with a major focus on drug court rehabilitation.


Pickar states, “I pledge to every citizen, I will work my hardest to make Crow Wing County as safe as possible.  I have a vision to get our deputies out to all the communities in Crow Wing County, so our citizens feel safe.  I would be honored to work for you as your sheriff.  God Bless!”