Hamline News

Jack Serier '90 Appointed Ramsey County Sheriff


The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Jack Serier '90 as the new sheriff of Ramsey County, Minnesota. Sheriff Serier replaces another Hamline alumnus, Sheriff Matt Bostrom DPA '03, who recently announced he would retire in order to continue his research about police hiring practices at the University of Oxford.

Serier was a criminal justice major at Hamline and has worked in law enforcement for 26 years. In a story in the Pioneer Press newspaper, Serier said when he came to Hamline in 1986 he thought he would major in history or business. Law enforcement wasn’t on his radar until he applied for a job with Hamline's Safety and Security Office and had a chance to ride along with St. Paul police officers.

After graduating from Hamline, Serier worked as an officer at the Stillwater, Eagan, and St. Paul police departments. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of St. Thomas and reached the rank of commander at St. Paul Police. He began working at the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office in 2011. You can read more about Serier and his plans for the sheriff's office in this interview with the Pioneer Press.