Sheriff Robert W. Rost Biography

-Born in Crookston MN in 1949
-Moved from Stephen MN in 1954 and was raised in Bellevue WA
-Graduated Sammamish High School 1967
-Graduated Bellevue Community College - Degree in Criminal Justice and Police Administration
-Served as Chief of Police in Stephen MN 1970
-Served as Deputy in Marshall County MN 1971 - 1979
-Joined the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department in 1979 and serves to present day.
-Long known as "McGruff" the Crime Dog
-Promoted to Lieutenant in 1982
-FBI National Academy 1983
-Served as Interim Sheriff in 1986
-Promoted to Captain in 1991
-Promoted to Major in 2008
-Elected Sheriff November 2010 and assumed office in January 2011

-Wife- Donna, Works Sunflake Preschool
-Son- Jeremy, Employed with the ND Highway Patrol
-Son- Jeff, Attorney in Fargo
-Daughter- Jennifer, Employed as Teacher at Head Start, University Children Center

Updated: January 21, 2011

Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department
P.O. Box 12608, Grand Forks ND 58208-2608 ( 122 S 5th St Suite #210)

Phone: 701-780-8280
Fax: 701-780-8307