Updated July 2022
Sheriff Sean Deringer of Maple Lake is the 28th sheriff of Wright County. Deringer began his career in Wright County as a patrol officer with the Buffalo Police Department in 1996. In 1997, Deringer was hired by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, where he has served as a patrol deputy, narcotics investigator, detective, patrol sergeant, criminal investigation lieutenant, administrative lieutenant, and patrol captain, prior to being elected as sheriff in November 2018. Deringer assumed his duties as sheriff Jan. 7, 2019.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is the third-largest sheriff’s office in the State of Minnesota, with more than 250 employees. The sheriff’s office provides contract law enforcement for 13 of the 17 cities in the county. Wright County covers approximately 716 square miles, contains 17 cities, 18 townships, and approximately 134,000 residents; the sheriff’s office prides itself on providing cost-effective and efficient law enforcement services.
“We recognize that we are ambassadors to the community of Wright County. We believe in community engagement and open communication. We recognize that to truly be successful, we need the help and support of the community we serve,” Deringer stated.
The main office of the sheriff’s department is located at 3800 NE, Braddock Ave., Buffalo, MN 55313 and can be reached by phone at 763-682-7622 and by fax at 763-682-7610.
The sheriff’s office has a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Wright-County-Sheriffs-Office/162751100566594.
The sheriff’s office website is: www.co.wright.mn.us/214/Sheriff.