Meet the Staff

Chief of Police
Derek Lee Badge #701
I started with Olivia Police Department in January 2013 after 25 years as a Deputy Sheriff in Ramsey County and Carver County the last 11 serving as a Sergeant in a wide variety of assignments.  I have a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership along with a Bachelor’s degree in Management Ethics and an Associate degree in Law Enforcement.  I am a certified Emergency Manager and have attended many continuing education classes including the BCA Professional Development series.

The Olivia Police Department is committed to providing excellent customer service and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for our citizens and guests. Please feel free to contact me via the link provided with any questions or comments you may have.”
Email: Derek Lee.

Assistant Police Chief
John Sandgren Badge #702

“My name is John Sandgren. I have been with the Olivia Police Department since November of 1995.  I attended Ridgewater Community College in Willmar where I received an AS Degree in Criminal Justice.  I have been the Assistant Chief since 2009 and was also the Acting Chief from November of 2011 – January 2013.”
Email: John Sandgren.

Patrol Officer
Jason Krumheuer Badge #704
“My name is Jason Krumheuer.  I am a Ridgewater Graduate with a AAS Degree in Law Enforcement. I started my Law Enforcement career in Watonwan County, MN as a Corrections Officer/Dispatcher/Deputy.  I have been working in the Renville County Area since 2004. In addition to my patrol duties at the Olivia Police Department I am a certified Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) with training to detect drivers who may be impaired by controlled substances.  Prior to becoming a Peace Officer I was a non-commissioned Officer in the USAF serving in many foreign countries including Iraq during the Gulf War.”
Email: Jason Krumheuer

Patrol Officer
Brian Stenholm Badge #705 

“My name is Brian Stenholm and I started my career in law enforcement with the City of Renville in 2001 as a school liaison officer and patrol officer.  In June 2003 I joined the Olivia Police Department.  I attended Minnesota State University in Mankato where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement.  In addition to my duties as a patrol officer I also work as the community liaison for the National and State Safe & Sober program and am the local Civil Defense Director.”
Email: Brian Stenholm.