About Us

The mission of the Anoka County Attorney's Office is to pursue justice, advocate for citizens' rights, and lead the community by focusing on crime prevention and fair governance.

Each of Minnesota’s 87 counties has an elected County Attorney who is the chief prosecutor for that jurisdiction. The Office of the County Attorney handles a wide spectrum of cases, including felony criminal prosecutions, child support enforcement, juvenile delinquency and child protection matters, as well as providing civil legal counsel for county administration. The Anoka County Attorney’s Office also has an in-house Investigations Unit and Victim/Witness Services division. 

Dear Anoka County Residents,

As the Anoka County Attorney, I lead the office to:

  • Prosecute adult felony crimes that occur within the county
  • Prosecute juvenile offenses that occur within the county
  • Provide legal counsel to the County Board of Commissioners and County departments
  • Initiate legal actions to protect abused and neglected children and vulnerable adults, assist in child support enforcement, and handle mental health commitments, including sexually dangerous persons.
  • Provide crime prevention initiatives that help create a healthy and safe community.

Our office will prosecute cases aggressively and strategically, to best protect the community and to maintain public safety.

As legal advisor for the Anoka County Board of Commissioners, county officials, and county departments, our office aids policy makers as they determine how to make investments in highways, parks, libraries, human services, law enforcement, and other county initiatives.

On behalf of the staff in the Anoka County Attorney's Office, thank you for the opportunity to serve you and make our community safer.


Brad Johnson
Anoka County Attorney