Sherburn/Welcome  Police  Department

Annie Pedersen is originally from Champlin, Minnesota.  Officer Pedersen received her Associates in Applied Science Degree from Alexandria Technical College.  Annie began with the department in February of 2016 and this is her first job in the law enforcement field.  Working in a part-time capacity for the department, Annie also works for the Martin County West School District.  Officer Pedersen's hope is to become a active part of the community through her service to the department and the school district.  You can reach Annie at

Amanda (Mandi) Cain grew up in Fairmont.  Mandi earned her Associates of Applied Science Degree from Alexandria Technical College.  Her prior experience in law enforcement includes being active in the Fairmont Explorers during high school and was a park ranger for the City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  Mandi started working for the department in July of 2004.  Mandi is married and has a son and a step-daughter.  Mandi enjoys working for the department because she likes the small town atmosphere and enjoys the relationships the department has with the citizens.  Mandi likes the idea of contributing positively to the community that she lives in.  You can reach Mandi at

Gina Jorgensen is originally from the Ceylon area.  Gina obtained her law enforcement training at Iowa Lakes Community College and Mankato Hibbing Range for skills training.  Gina has worked for the City of Welcome as a part-time police officer until the Sherburn/Welcome Police Department was formed.  She has worked for this department ever since, becoming a full-time officer in June of 1999.  Gina has also worked part-time for the City of Truman, City of Ceylon and Martin County as a correctional officer.  Gina is married and has two children.  She enjoys working here because of the close relationships within the department as well as the community.  You can reach Gina at

Brad Hughes is originally from Fairmont, Minnesota.  He has an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement, a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Management and Administration and a Master's Degree in Public Administration.  Brad is a graduate of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police C.L.E.O. and Command Academy and completed the Management Series for Police Organizations offered through the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. He is a graduate of the 2013 "Leadership in Police Organizations" training which was modeled after the WestPoint Military Academy and offered through the International Association of Chiefs of Police.   Brad is also certified in Forensic Child Interviewing through CornerHouse.  Brad started his law enforcement career in Tyler, Minnesota.  He also worked for the Trimont, Truman, Sherburn, Amboy and Winnebago Police Departments.  In 1998, Brad was hired as the Chief of Police for the Sherburn/Welcome Police Department and took over the role on January 1, 1999.  Brad has three children; Derek, Logan and Taylor.  Brad enjoys working for this department because of the closeness of the communities and the relationships that have been built.  You can reach Brad at


Sherburn/Welcome Police Department

Officer Information

Officer Trevor Yochim is originally from Andover, Minnesota  He received his Associate in Applied Science Degree from Alexandria Technical College in 2015 and began working for this department in May of 2017.  This is Trevor's first position in law enforcement.  Trevor has two twin sisters and his family lives in various parts of the state from the metro to Sauk Centre to Morris, MN.  Trevor enjoys hunting, fishing and camping.  He also enjoys spending time with riding motorcycle with his parents.  Officer Yochim likes this area because of the small town atmosphere and the opportunity of getting to know the community that he works for.  You can reach Officer Yochim at

Dylan Post is from Fairmont, Minnesota and comes from a law enforcement family.  Dylan's father was a deputy sheriff with the Martin County Sheriff's Department until his retirement.  

Dylan attended Alexandria Technical and Community College where he obtained his Associates of Applied Science Degree.  Officer Post then completed an intensive internship with the Fairmont Police Department and the Martin County Sheriff's Department.  Dylan joined the department in July of 2015.   This is Officer Post's first job in law enforcement, however, he also started working part-time for the sheriff's office at the same time.  Dylan has one brother who currently attends the University of Minnesota - Duluth.  Dylan looks forward to working for this department because of the small town atmosphere and he is familiar with the area.  You can reach Dylan at

Smith is originally from Belle Plaine, Minnesota.  Nick received his degree Associates Degree from Normandale College and C.C.J.L.E.  Officer Smith's prior experience includes the St Louis Park Police and the Belle Plaine Police Department.  Nick also currently works for the State Fair Police each year during that time.  Officer Smith lives in the metro area with his wife and two children, however, they see this area as their second home since his wife is originally from the Trimont area.  Nick enjoys spending time with his children who he says keeps his life busy but full of fun.  Officer Nick enjoys working here because of he small town size and the values that are present here.  He also likes that he can spend more time on each call and not always being rushed from one call to the next.  You can reach Officer Smith at