Sheriff's Office Command Staff
The leadership team of the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.
Julie Rudie, Chief Deputy
Julie Rudie is the Chief Deputy of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office. Rudie has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since January 2011 and previously served as the Undersheriff of the Administration Division, which is responsible for warrants; criminal histories; gun permits; budget and accounting; human resources and payroll; training and staff development; professional standards-internal affairs and policy; fleet management; background investigations; information technology - including research and development; and planning and analysis.
In 1990, Julie began her law enforcement career with Saint Paul Police Department. Her assignments included the Communications Center, Patrolling in the Central and Eastern Districts, and Youth Services as a D.A.R.E. instructor. Julie was then promoted and served as a Sergeant for twelve years. As a Sergeant, she supervised many different units, including the School Resource Officers (SRO) program, Training Unit Sergeant, Internal Affairs Investigator and Background Investigations Supervisor
Julie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Law Enforcement Certification from Hibbing Area Vocational Technical College. She is also a graduate of the 280th session of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command, April 17, 2009.
Julie is a tribal member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community. Her husband, Jay, is a sergeant with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. Together, they have five children and eight grandchildren.
David Metusalem, Undersheriff - Court and Security Services
David Metusalem is a 30-year law enforcement veteran who began his career with Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office in 1988, after serving two years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. Over the past 21 years he has held senior leadership roles including Undersheriff of Court and Security Services, Undersheriff of Administration, Undersheriff of Detention Services and Chief Deputy. In his current role as Undersheriff of Court and Security Services, he oversees security operations at five District Court facilities and the service of civil process.
David has been active in several volunteer initiatives including youth literacy and athletics programs, veterans support initiatives and animal rescue. He currently serves as Vice President for the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Metropolitan State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Hamline University. He has also served as adjunct faculty at Hamline University. He is married with two adult children.
Joseph Q. Paget, Undersheriff - Detention Services
Joseph (Joe) Quinton Paget began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a police officer for the City of Arlington, Minnesota. Hired in 1989 by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, he has worked in the Detention, Courts, and Patrol Divisions in a variety of leadership positions including Uniform Patrol, Traffic Unit, Water Patrol, Community Support Services and Civil Process.
Currently, Joe is the Undersheriff of the Detention Services Division, overseeing operations of the Adult Detention Center and the Transport Unit. With the assistance of one commander, four lieutenants, one executive officer, 16 sergeants, correctional officers and deputies, the Detention Services Division provides for the safety, security and transportation needs of all inmates - which generally number between 380 and 430 each day.
Undersheriff Paget has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Mary’s University, and is currently working on his graduate degree from Hamline University. He completed his Minnesota Police Skills at the Law Enforcement Training Center in Bloomington, Minnesota; and, has also been trained as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and volunteered as an EMT for the Bloomington Rescue Squad.
Terry Soukkala, Undersheriff - Public Safety Services
Terry Soukkala has been a member of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office since January of 1991. Prior to that he worked for the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office.
Currently, Terry is the Undersheriff of the Public Safety Services Division. He has held that position since March of 2015. As the Undersheriff, he oversees the Patrol Services, Investigative Services, Water Patrol, Community Support Services and Public Communications and Crime Prevention units.
Over the past 25 years, Terry has served the Sheriff’s Office in many capacities including County Wide Watch Commander, SWAT Commander, and Sergeant in the Special Investigations/Intelligence Unit, K-9 Handler, as well as working in the Court and Security Services Division, Public Safety Services Division and the Detention Services Division. Terry attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Hibbing Community College. He received his Law Enforcement Degree from Hibbing Community College.
For many years, Terry has volunteered his time and equipment toward maintaining a local nature trail. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, weight lifting, basketball and doing projects around the house.
Booker T. Hodges, Undersheriff - Administration
Booker T. Hodges, is a 11-year law enforcement professional who has worked as a school resource officer, patrol deputy, narcotics detective, SWAT operator, patrol overnight watch commander, Inspector, and currently serves as Undersheriff of Administration at the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office. In his current role, Hodges will lead the day-to-day operations of the warrants, criminal histories, gun permits, budget and accounting, human resources and payroll, training and staff development, professional standards-internal affairs and policy, fleet management, background investigations, information technology - including research and development, and the planning and analysis units.
Booker is the only active police officer in the history of the NAACP to serve as a branch president. During his five-year tenure as president of the Minneapolis NAACP, he was responsible for a landmark agreement to improve working conditions for employees of color and to diversify the Minneapolis Park Board. Booker has been a diversity instructor for 15 years and he is also a certified human resource manager. Booker writes a column for Policeone.com, the nation’s largest police news website. Booker is also a sought after national presenter on the topics of unconscious bias and recruiting/retention of 21st century workforce.
Booker earned a doctorate degree in public administration from Hamline University in 2015. Booker’s experience in community relations and law enforcement are unique and they have given him a dual perspective on current events surrounding the law enforcement profession. Booker enjoys teaching, mentoring, and mediating complex issues between individuals and organizations. Booker is married and he and his wife have two sons.
Mike Carter, Inspector
Mike Carter serves as Inspector for Technology, Research and Development at the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office. He has been in the position since September of 2011.
Prior to this appointment, Carter served 30 years with the Saint Paul Police Department and three years with the United States Army Military Police. With Saint Paul Police, Carter was in charge of the department’s post RNC investigations, and later assumed command of the department’s Technology Unit. As Commander of the Technology Unit, Carter managed the expansion of CCTV and the department’s requirements for a future digital video management solution.
Currently, Inspector Carter is the commanding officer for the Sheriff’s Office of Information and Technology. The unit is responsible for support and maintenance of desktop and information technology. In addition, the unit is responsible for a number of technology initiatives within the Sheriff’s Office - including computer-aided dispatch, records management, video management and the jail management system. During his term, the Sheriff’s Office has upgraded its report writing system to a countywide application that will also be used by the Saint Paul Police Department in 2017.