Chief of Police 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.  Trevor has two twin sisters and his family lives in various parts of the state from the metro to Morris, MN.  Trevor enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping.  He also enjoys spending time riding his motorcycle and being out on the boat. Chief 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 Chief  Yochim 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 keep his life busy but full of fun. Officer Nick enjoys working here because of the small town's 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

Officer Jacobson is originally from Jackson, Minnesota. She obtained her Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement from Minnesota West Community College in Worthington and began her career in Heron Lake, Minnesota. Carolyn joined the department as a part-time officer in September 2019. She continues to work in Heron Lake as well as with the Jackson County Sheriffs' Office as a Correctional Officer. Carolyn has two siblings who both live in Jackson as do her parents. In 2004, Officer Jacobson joined the army and served until she returned to Jackson in 2013. Carolyn enjoys the professionalism and comradery that the department displays and has enjoyed the time she has spent here thus far. Carolyn stated that she takes great pride in being an officer and a veteran, but she is most proud of her title of "Mom". You can reach officer Jacobson at  


Sherburn/Welcome Police Department

Officer Information

Jon Auringer is originally from Lake Crystal, Minnesota.  He obtained his associate degree from Alexandria Technical College in 2003.  Jon started his career with the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office in South Dakota.  Officer Auringer also has several years of serving as a Military Police Officer and Patrol Supervisor while on active duty. Jon served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He is married with two children at home.  Jon stated that he enjoys building relationships with the citizens of the community and that settling down in a small town after his military career is a nice feeling.  You can e-mail Officer Auringer 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

 Sherburn/Welcome  Police  Department