Richard Hodsdon has been an attorney for more than 40 years and for his entire career has been involved in civil and criminal matters concerning corrections, criminal prosecution, and law enforcement operations. He has over 30 years of experience dealing with management and personnel issues including employment law. Rick recently retired after over 33 years as an assistant county attorney in Stillwater, Minnesota where his duties included representation of the county and criminal justice agencies. He has trained thousands of government staff on civil litigation, criminal law, and personnel issues. Rick currently serves as general counsel to the Minnesota Sheriffs Association as he has done since 1986. He also teaches for the state college system and the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University.
Rick’s career includes 8 years with the Minnesota attorney general’s office and a year in private practice defending government officials in civil litigation. Rick and has served as an instructor for NIC and the AELE and chairs the Minnesota Board of Private Detectives and Protective Agent Security Services. He is the author of several books. In addition to his law degree, Rick has a Masters in Public Administration. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota, federal district court, the 8th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.