Bob Ringstrom, St. Joseph
My name is Bob Ringstrom, retired Police Chief of Sartell. I strongly endorse Dave Bentrud to be elected as the Sheriff of Stearns County.
I first met Dave when he was a St Cloud police patrol officer. He was promoted to sergeant in the St Cloud Police Department where I had the opportunity to coordinate with him professionally on criminal and social challenges common to both of our jurisdictions. As the police chief of Waite Park, his reputation is one of open honesty. Dave is highly principled and entirely above reproach. You can trust this guy to do the right thing.
Since his early childhood in Central Minnesota, Dave has been on a path of continuing personal and professional growth. He has performed well as a patrol officer, supervisor, trainer, coach, academic instructor, innovator and social advocate for crime victims as well as for the misdirected violators. As sheriff, Dave Bentrud will be able to bridge relationships across organizational and bureaucratic boundaries. He has polished his personal and professional talents across all spectrums and levels of educational achievement.
Join me in supporting Chief Dave Bentrud to be our Stearns County sheriff. His qualifications run deep with critical experience and professional character. Dave Bentrud has the traits of a proven leader and the capacity to serve Stearns County law enforcement at the highest level.