Minn. Law Enforcement Helps Provide Security at Inauguration

Created: 01/18/2013 4:52 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

40 deputies and supervisors from Hennepin County will be in Washington D.C. working the Inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 21, 2013.

They will provide security along the route of the Inaugural Parade.  Sheriff’s personnel are officially sworn-in as deputy marshals during their security assignment.

“It is certainly an honor for the Sheriff’s Office to be selected to work at this national event,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, “I know our deputies will proudly represent Hennepin County in our nation’s capital on an historic day.”

This will be the third Presidential inauguration in a row that Hennepin County is helping with.

They won't be the only Minnesota law enforcement in D.C. A total of 183 officers from across the state will be working at the event. 

According to a news release, all costs are paid for by the federal government.