• Graduate of  Northland High School - Remer, MN (Cass County)
• Licensed Peace Officer in State of Minnesota
• Associate of Arts Degree from University of Minnesota
• Skills Training Certificate from Hibbing Community College
• Graduate of the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension  Supervisory Management Series

• Graduate of the National Institute of Sheriff's Academy.
• 32 Years of Law Enforcement experience in Cass County
   • 6 years as a Deputy Sheriff
   • 8 years as a Patrol Sergeant
   • 10 years as Chief Deputy
   • 8 years as Sheriff (2010-2018)
• Currently supervises a Office of approximately 75 employees
• Founding Member and Team Leader of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU)


BCA Supervisory Management Series
 *Police Management Concepts
    *Police Personnel Management
    *Communications I
    *Communications II
    *Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
    *High Risk Communication
• MSA Sheriff Training
• MSA Chief Deputy/Supervisor Training
• International Law Enforcement Training Swat Managers/Supervisor Training
    *FEMA Trainings
FEMA IS-200 Initial Action Incidents
    *FEMA IS 700 National Incident Management Systems
    *FEMA ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command for Expanding Incidents
• Solutions for Reducing Racial Disparities
• Human Diversity/Community Partnership Training
• Counter Terrorism Seminar
• Anti-Terrorism Training
• Midwest Gang Investigators Gang Seminar
• Drug Court Training/Wellness Court
• Victim Information Notification Training
• Civil Law Procedures Training
• MN Personal Protection Act PTS/Gun Permit Training
• Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative Training Program
• MSP Forfeitures Training
• Basic Explosives Familiarizations
• SWAT Training (from tactics to building searches)
• Tactical Weapons Training
• Basic Swat Training
• Simunitions Training
• Active Shooter Training
• Death Investigation Training
• Advanced Civil Process Training
• Conceal /Carry Rules/Responsibilities Training
• Law Enforcement Partnering with Chaplaincy Training
• Zero Death Conferences (attendee and presenter)
• MATSA Conferences (attendee and presenter)
• Lifesavers Conference (impaired driving enforcement management)
• First Responder Certified
• AED In-Service Training for AED Instructor
• Ice Rescue Training
•800 MHZ ARMER Admin/User Training
• Yearly Mandatory Continuing Education Training (Firearms, FATS, Use of Force, HAZMAT, DT, Blood Borne Pathogens)


• • Cass County TRIAD (Seniors & Law Enforcement Working Together For Senior Safety)
• Cass County Sheriff's Office Chaplaincy Initiative
• Cass County Sheriff's Office Civil Service Commission
• Cass County ARMER 800mhz Radio Board
• Lakes Area DIVE Team
• Cass County Mounted Posse
• Cass County ATV Search and Rescue (partner with Woodtick Wheelers)
• Cass County Meth Coalition
• Safe Communities
• Working Together Coalition (Preventing Juvenile Tobacco and Alcohol Use)
• Cass County Family Safety Network
• Cass County Personnel Committee
• Domestic/Gender Violence Group
• Northwest Minnesota Juvenile Training Center  (Board of Directors Member)
• Cass County/Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Wellness Court (Founding member, steering committee member & active participant)
• Crisis Line Intervention (Board of Directors Member)
•Hibbing Community College (Board of Directors Member)


• Letter of Commendation from Governor Tim Pawlenty (See it Here)
• LifeSaving Award
• Letter from Commissioner of Public Safety for Safe & Sober and NITECAP participation and achievements.
• Cooperative Law Enforcement Contracts with the cities of Cass Lake (included the hiring of 3 additional road deputies) Backus and Lonvgille, and a School Resource Officer in the Pillager School District (2018)
• Working with the Emergency Response Unit, Drug Tasks Forces, and State Agencies combate methamphetamine labs, resulting in dozens of prosecutions and effective clean-up efforts of affected areas.


Burch can be credited for applying for and receiving several grants from State and Federal funding sources. Some of these include;
• Safe & Sober - enhanced traffic enforcement for DWI and related offenses.
• NITECAP - enhanced DWI traffic enforcement efforts.
• Cops Hiring Grant
• School Resource Officer (SRO)
• Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) Equipment Grants - funded the purchase of tasers, digital in-squad video recording equipment, in-squad laptop computers, digital cameras and recorders, substation and office computers)
• Alcohol/Tobacco/Underage Use Prevention Grant
• Domestic Violence/Gender  Violence Grants
• MN Department of Nature Resources Grant Funding for Snowmobile/ATV patrol, enforcement and education.
• Federal Boat and Water Grant Funding - allows for increased presence on area lakes and purchase of new patrol and response boats for our large lakes.

Experienced Efficient Effective Public Safety For Cass County

Paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect Tom Burch for Cass County Sheriff
Kay Lego, Treasurer |PO Box #185 | Remer, MN 56672
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