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New commander named in Sheriff's Office

Dan Scheuermann, a 22-year-employee with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office, has been promoted to commander. His appointment became effective Monday, Feb. 14.

Scheuermann's most recent position has been captain in the patrol division. During his career, he has held a variety of assignments, including jail administrator, patrol sergeant, and he spent seven years as detective with the Drug Task Force.

Scheuermann, teamed with his canine partner, Rajah, was recognized as one of the top drug detection canine teams in the United States. He has served as chief of law enforcement services during the Dakota County Fair since 2004.

Scheuermann replaces Commander William (Blair) Anderson who left his position when he was appointed chief deputy in Carver County. Anderson was with Dakota County for 15 years.

Scheuermann has a bachelor's degree from Mankato State University.