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Otsego, M.N. – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) presented Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes with a Congressional Record statement in recognition of his service to the Sartell community. Chief Hughes is retiring this month after more than 32 years of service with the Sartell Police Department.

“After more than 30 years in Sartell, Jim has seen the city grow from a few thousand to nearly 20,000 residents. In that time, he has worked to build trust between the department and the Sartell community, which has resulted in decreased crime and increased confidence in law enforcement,” Emmer said.

“Chief Hughes, thank you for your years of service to the Sartell community, and we hope you enjoy your well-deserved retirement,” concluded Emmer.

Chief Jim Hughes began his career as a patrol officer in Kasson, Minnesota, and later served as the interim Chief of Police for the City of Claremont, Minnesota. Hughes has been with the Sartell Police Department since 1991 and has held positions in nearly every area of the department. Additionally, he currently serves as the Chair of the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force and Chair of the State of Minnesota Violent Crime Coordinating Council.

The Congressional Record is the official account of the proceedings of the United States Congress. Emmer’s statement in Chief Hughes’s honor will be a permanent part of this record. You can access the complete Congressional Record for the 118th Congress here, You can view the Congressional Record Statement here.