About the Sheriff

Joel Brott

Sheriff Joel Brott was born and raised in St. Cloud, MN, and graduated from Apollo High School in 1990. He knew he wanted to work in public service so he attended Alexandria Technical College and earned a degree in Law Enforcement in 1992. He started his career in southwestern Minnesota where he worked as a police officer and the Chief of Police.

In 1996, he began working for the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office where he held the positions of Patrol Deputy, Investigator, Investigative Sergeant, Captain of Investigation, before becoming Sheriff. Sherburne County has been a wonderful place to work and he is very proud to be a member of this community.

In 2007, Sheriff Brott graduated from the National FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sheriff Brott holds several professional memberships, including:

  • Minnesota Sheriffs' Association
  • National Sheriffs' Association
  • Minnesota Chiefs of Police
  • Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
  • Elk River Chamber Commerce
  • Zimmerman Chamber of Commerce

His community involvement includes, but is not by any means limited to:

  • Sherburne County Substance Use Prevention Coalition
  • Clear Lake Lions
  • Elk River Rotary
  • Central Minnesota Mental Health Center Board

Sheriff Brott embodies the Sheriff Office's mission statement of a Commitment to Service with Integrity and Pride.

Sheriff Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Sheriff
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-4668

Office Location & Hours

Zimmerman Public Safety Bldg
26750 5th Street West
Zimmerman, MN 55398

Phone: 763-765-3500
Fax: 763-441-7303

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