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The current McLean County Sheriff is Don Charging of Washburn. He was elected to office in 1998 and re-elected in 2002, 2006, and 2010. 

The Sheriff's Department employs 22  full- and part-time deputies and 15 full- and part-time dispatchers throughout the county. The Sheriff's Department can be contacted by calling (701)462-8103. The e-mail address is: and the office fax number is (701)462-3441.

The sheriff is responsible for:
bulletKeeping of law and order in the county
bulletServing civil and criminal papers for the court system
bulletOperation of the county jail and housing of prisoners
bulletAttending district court to carry out orders of the judge
bulletServes as a member of the county E-911 Advisory Board
bulletOversees operation of police contracts with all cities in the county

Click here to see a list of registered sex offenders in McLean County.

Updated on Monday, December 15, 2014 10:24 AM.

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McLean County, 712 5th Avenue, PO Box 1108, Washburn, ND 58577 - Courthouse Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - Noon, 12:30 - 4:30 CST