My name is Pat McDermott, and it is a privilege to serve
the people of Blue Earth County.
I am committed to providing the highest quality, ethical representation in all matters. It is my commitment to provide professional, fair and effective criminal prosecution and legal services to county government and citizens.
Blue Earth County Attorney
As Blue Earth County Attorney, I will practice open communications and build coalitions to improve our criminal justice system. This means:
Public safety does not just mean being tough on violent crime. It also means having a cost effective and comprehensive plan to improve how we handle Blue Earth County’ most challenging criminal problems. Therefore, I will continue to prioritize resources and effectively and fairly prosecute violent criminals, with an eye toward deterring repeat offenses, in particular domestic abusers and sex offenders. I will continue to work closely with law enforcement and other community justice partners to ensure that offenders are held accountable for their crimes
I will provide first-rate legal advice and representation to the County Board, County Administration and the departments of County government; to protect and defend the county from law suits; civilly commit the mentally ill and dangerous; enforce county ordinances; collect child support from parents who shun their responsibilities; and protect children who are neglected and abused.
I will work proactively, cooperatively and creatively with other governmental and private organizations to achieve efficient outcomes, and to solve problems in the areas of both criminal justice and general county business.
Think smart. Work hard. Increase resources by developing and building upon coalitions with other agencies and community justice partners to target specific problems in a coordinated way. Ensure that all community justice partners work collaboratively and judiciously to provide help and services for crime victims, especially for the vulnerable and the elderly.
Problem Solving Courts work. Continue to improve and promote taxpayer efficient and effective programs such as the Veterans Court, the Adult Drug Court, and the Family Dependency Treatment Court. Identify the non-violent offenders, and judiciously use our resources in an effective and efficient manner that provides accountability and reduces recidivism.
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