Leadership, Integrity, Trust, and Results: Making a Difference Together

Chris Hutton of Grand Forks, Corporal with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office with 20 years of law enforcement experience, who spent 19 years with the Army National Guard, declared his candidacy for the Sheriff of Grand Forks County. Chris is a Grand Forks County native and a Thompson High School alumni.

Chris and his wife Kelly currently live just outside the City of Grand Forks with their son Mason. They are very active within the community and serve as a foster family for children in Grand Forks County. Chris also is a member of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team which travel the nation with the goal to inspire and educate others and prove that “Life Without a Limb is Limitless.” Through their travels they also raise money to fund their annual kids camp where they fly kids from around the nation to empower children with challenging injuries to a week-long softball camp.

Chris is a great example of selflessness through service and continually finds new ways to give back to the community he was raised in.

Chris has spent 26 years dedicating his life to the Grand Forks County. He served on the Thompson Volunteer Fire Department, dedicated 19 years to the Army National Guard, with two deployments shortly after 9/11, and a 20 year veteran with the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office.

Chris stated, “Throughout my career at the Sheriff’s Office I have had the honor of working with an amazing group of men and women. These men and women, my family, and the members of the community have inspired me to announce my candidacy for Grand Forks County Sheriff.”
It was through these experiences Chris has been placed in various leadership roles both formal and informal. He also served as a field training officer at the Sheriff’s Office for over 16 years and has trained over a dozen deputies.

I intend to not only be the advocate for the staff and deputies in the Sheriff’s Office, but also for
the people of Grand Forks County.

My goals include, but are not limited to: increasing the patrols, engaging our officers in the community, schools and businesses, increasing communication and morale within the Sheriff’s Office, improving communication with other agencies, and expanding our communication with the members of the community and keeping them safe.
I look forward to discussing the issues facing this community, meeting new people and discovering what is important to them while continuing to serve the community.”

-Chris Hutton