Sheriff Jeff Norlin announces his candidacy for Meeker County Sheriff in the November 2010 elections.
During Norlin's 27 years in law enforcement, 25 years have been for the Meeker County Sheriff's Office. Norlin began as a Police Officer in the City of Belle Plaine, then was hired as Patrol Deputy and K-9 officer in Meeker County in 1985. Norlin was promoted in 1992 to Chief Deputy, serving 17 years prior to his unanimous appointment to Sheriff in April 2009 by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners. Norlin has been an active member of the Litchfield Fire Department since 1990, also serving as a volunteer with the Litchfield Rescue Squad for 20 years. Norlin served as disaster chairperson of the Meeker County Chapter of the American Red Cross for several years.
Norlin stands committed during these current economic times for individuals and communities. "I am committed to providing excellent service in pursuit and maintenance of updated communications technology while minimizing the cost to Meeker County taxpayers to fund county-wide initiatives." Norlin has sought and obtained numerous grants to fund county initiatives including deputy hires (COPS grants), mobile computers in all squad cars to increase efficiency and communications while police officers are on the road, outdoor warning sirens, 9-1-1 upgrades to decrease response time to emergencies, and radios for Litchfield and Watkins Fire Departments to increase communications during emergencies. As Sheriff, he recently collaborated with County Commissioner Strand and obtained $502,618 in Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) funding for the county.
"I would like to continue my mission to serve Meeker County residents. I ask for your support and vote in this upcoming election striving for continued fiscal responsibility and professional law enforcement."
Sheriff Jeff Norlin has three children and four grandchildren. He lives in Litchfield with his wife, Jackie, and daughter, Hannah.