SUAB HMONG NEWS (09/08/2016) – An event held to celebrate the promotion of Neng William Vang to a Sergeant in the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota.
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Sergeant Neng W. Vang has been in the law enforcement field for 20 years. He began his career while working on his undergraduate degree at the University of St. Thomas. He was accepted into the Northwest Hennepin Cadet Program during his senior year and it was this program that exposed him to law enforcement and solidified his decision to pursue a career in the field.
Once he graduated in 1997 with a degree in Criminology, Sergeant Vang worked for the Brooklyn Park Police Department for a year and a half. In 1998, Sergeant Vang then started his work with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office because of its large Hmong population and his desire to work with his community and make a difference.
Balancing work and a young family, Sergeant Vang worked the 3rd shift for many years as a deputy in the detention and hospital units to avoid putting his four children in daycare. As his children grew older, Sergeant Vang worked for the patrol division on the streets, taking calls, and working with citizens of all ethnicities.
Through dedication, perseverance, and good work ethics, Sergeant Vang became a Field Training Officer, passing on his knowledge to new recruits. He also became the first Hmong SWAT operator, being called out to different high risk and dangerous situations. Sergeant Vang worked the last year and a half with the violent crimes unit called VCET until his promotion to the sergeant rank on July 14, 2016.
Sergeant Neng Vang is the second Asian Police Sergeant and the first Hmong Sergeant in the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office. Sergeant Vang currently is in charge of the Transport and Hospital Units with Ramsey County.