St. Louis County (Minnesota) Sheriff's Office
Brandon Silgjord started his career in Law Enforcement in 2006 with the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office in Central Minnesota. Since 2009 he has worked for the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office which is the largest county in the United States, east of the Mississippi. It holds a patrol area of over 7,000 square miles that includes an international border with Canada and an International Harbor on Lake Superior. He is currently assigned as a Patrol Sergeant out of Duluth District. From 2011 to 2019 Brandon was assigned to the St. Louis County K9 Unit, handling a dual purpose German shepherd (K9 Kilo). Brandon and K9 Kilo were also a SWAT certified K9 team, with Brandon assigned to entry team duties on the St. Louis County Emergency Response Team from 2010 until 2018.
In addition to his patrol duties, Brandon is currently assigned as a Sniper on the Emergency Response Team, and manages water patrol efforts for county in the summer months. Since 2015 Brandon has been the agency’s lead patrol tactics instructor for their academy, where he also instructs Ethics in Policing, Officer Wellness and Resiliency, and K9 Cover Officer Procedures.
Currently Brandon holds an Associates of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree and in 2018 he graduated from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul with a Bachelor’s of Science in Law Enforcement (Graduating Summa Cum Laude). Brandon is also a 2019 graduate of the National Command and Staff College, earning a MAGNUS leadership award for Command and Staff Leadership Class 003. Off duty Brandon assists with instructing Criminal Justice Ethics at the University of Wisconsin Superior.
Course Topics: Ethics in Policing, Officer Wellness and Resiliency, and K-9 Cover Officer Tactics, etc.