Farmington, Minnesota

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Sgt. Rutherford Named Police Chief

Sgt. Rutherford Named Police Chief
Posted on 01/31/2019
Sergeant Gary Rutherford accepted the Chief of Police position for the Farmington Police Department Tuesday, Jan. 22. 

“I have every confidence that Gary will do great things for the city, community and department,” said City Administrator David McKnight. “I look forward to what the future holds.”

Rutherford has lived in Farmington and been with the department since 2002. He worked for the Lake Crystal Police Department for a year and a half and the Northfield Police Department for 6 years before starting with Farmington. He was promoted to Sergeant in January 2007 and temporarily assigned as Acting Police Chief Aug. 1, 2018. 

“My driving passion in law enforcement has always been training. I’ve been instructing and training in many forms for most of my 23 years on the job,” said Rutherford. “I get great satisfaction from seeing new cops grow and develop into great cops. As chief, I intend to continue driving our staff to develop and improve to meet Farmington’s future needs.” 

Rutherford will be sworn in as Police Chief at the Feb. 4 City Council Meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Watch the live video of the Feb. 4 city council meeting here