David Hutchinson took office as the 28th Sheriff of Hennepin County on January 7, 2019. As Sheriff, David Hutchinson has focused on issues of staff and community wellness, community safety, and providing a workforce that mirrors the residents of Hennepin County. He is nationally recognized for his work on providing officer wellness and medication-assisted treatment. In his first year as Sheriff, he created an internal wellness unit called Tri Wellness, in order to help his staff deal with the stresses of the law enforcement field. He firmly believes that keeping deputies mentally, physically and spiritually healthy will lead to better service for the public. At the beginning of his second year, he created two new divisions: The Community Outreach Division, and The Criminal Intelligence Division.