HJ-ED-DHJ

Jan. 8, 2007

Rehmann sworn in

By Lynda Jensen
Editor

A new era began for the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department when Scott Rehmann of Winsted was sworn in as the new sheriff for McLeod County Tuesday.

Rehmann is seen as a fresh influx of new blood, who will bring a proactive approach to an established department, commented Lester Prairie Police Chief Bob Carlson.

The swearing in ceremony was touching when Rehmann’s wife, Katie, got to pin his badge on his shirt, Carlson said.

Rehmann has already hired Tim Langenfeld of Lester Prairie as his chief deputy.

Langenfeld is originally from Winsted and is the son of Dick and Judy Langenfeld.

Previously, Langenfeld worked for McLeod County for about eight years, Rehmann said. For the past two years, he was been working for Eden Prairie.

Vision for the future

Rehmann has plans for the future when it comes to crime, prevention, and embracing the community.

For example, he wants to reach out to at-risk youth by giving their families resources from MEADA at the point of entry into the law enforcement system – that is, to connect parents with MEADA when the youth first makes contact with the law, he said. “That’s killing two birds with one stone,” he said.

He also plans to start a Citizens Academy, which is a eight- to 10- week training course that is designed to teach participants more about what officers do.

This is something he wants to extend toward area pastors as part of a chaplaincy program as well, he said. “It’s something they can bring to their congregations,” he said.


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