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Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck will be seeking re-election this fall. Heck has been serving the people of Benton County for 28 years, including serving as sheriff since 2015. Heck began his law enforcement career in 1994 as a Benton County Patrol Deputy. In 1998 he was assigned to the Central Minnesota Drug Task Force as an investigator charged with fighting drug crimes in the tri-county area. In 1999 Heck was promoted to the rank of Detective Investigator, investigating felony level crimes and crimes against children. In 2005, Heck was promoted to Detective Sergeant. In this position, Heck continued to conduct investigations as well as supervising the other members of the Detective Division. In 2007, Heck was promoted to Chief Deputy and was elected Benton County Sheriff in 2014.

In announcing his re-election bid Heck said, β€œI have had the privilege of serving the citizens of Benton County for the past 7+ years as your Benton County Sheriff. In that time, we have accomplished a great deal. Crime in Benton County remains low and our quality of life remains high despite the difficulties we have all lived through. The last two years have emphasized the importance of quality public safety in our communities. Throughout these very challenging times we have kept Benton County safe by promoting crime prevention strategies, reaching out to our community, and working cooperatively with our public safety partners.” Heck stated, β€œIt has been my honor to lead the excellent staff who work hard to keep Benton County safe while serving the people of Benton County in a fiscally responsible manner. During these next 4 years we will continue our work of keeping Benton County a safe place to live and work. Working together, we have and will continue to accomplish great things in Benton County and I am excited to continue this effort.”

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