Committed to the Community

Pickar has a wide range of community involvement including:

  • Relay for Life
  • Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge
  • Toys for Kids
  • Soup Kitchen volunteer
  • Coach for youth athletics

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.”  

Additional community service has included member of:

  • All Saints Catholic Church
  • Brainerd Lakes YMCA Board of Directors
  • Brainerd Sports Boosters
  • Sertoma Sunrise Club
  • American Legion
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Law Enforcement Labor Services
  • Minnesota Police and Peace Officer Association
  • Minnesota Association of Narcotic Investigators
  • President of the United States Police Canine Association; Region 12
  • Life Member National Rifle Association
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Lakes Country Triathlon Committee Chair

Longtime friend Troy Schreifels said, “What I most appreciate about Pat is his willingness to get involved.  A good way to know the pulse of the community is to volunteer, and he exemplifies that.  He is sincere and genuine in his intentions.”

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