I am honored and excited to announce my candidacy for the Office of Sheriff for Carver County.  Law enforcement must strengthen trust and continue collaboration with the community by increasing transparency, providing community outreach, and hearing and listening to the community’s voice.  As Sir Robert Peel once said, "The police are the public and the public are the police."  I will work hard to bring positive change to the Sheriff’s Office and its employees while strengthening community relationships and safety for the residents of Carver County.



Jessica Heger

Jessica (Thomas) Heger

About Jessica

Jessica Heger grew up in Lonsdale, Minnesota and graduated from New Prague High School.  She continued her education at Normandale Community College where she earned an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement.  She later attended St Mary’s University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Police Science graduating with honors.  Jessica began her public service career working as a 911 dispatcher for the Carver County Sheriff's Office before becoming a licensed peace officer for the Hopkins Police Department where she continues to work.  Prior to working in public safety, she worked in the banking and insurance industries.


Jessica primarily worked patrol, responding to emergency and non-emergency calls before becoming her department's first school resource officer serving a very diverse population.  Developing the school resource officer position allowed Jessica to use her communication, organizational, and outreach skills as she had to establish relationships with administration, employees, and students at the seven different schools in the city.


Jessica has educated over 1000 students on internet and driver safety.  She has trained businesses and schools on best response practices before, during and after an active shooter situation as well as participating in school lockdown, severe weather, and fire drills.  In addition, she performed CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) reviews at the schools in her area.


Jessica and her husband have devoted their lives to public safety.  Jessica as a police officer and Andrew as the fire chief for a west metro city.  They reside in Victoria with their lab Tofte.  In their free time, they enjoy traveling in their convertible, collecting and bottling maple syrup in the spring, working on their home, and enjoying nature at one of the many parks or trails in Carver County.

Jessica with her husband Andrew and dog Tofte
Jessica with her husband Andrew and dog Tofte