ABOUT

Meet Steve

soyka.png

Steve was born, raised, and educated in Stearns County. He attended Cathedral High School and St. Cloud State University, graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice. As a believer in giving back to the community, Steve is very active in a number of organizations across Stearns County. He is currently a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Granite Lodge 17 where he serves as President.  Steve is a member of the St. Stephen church, St. Stephen Lions Club, and sits on the advisory board for the Whitney Senior Center. Steve is also a member of the Saint Cloud Moring Optimist Club and a current member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club Aerie 622 in Saint Cloud.

 

When he is not working, Steve enjoys golfing, working on his old cars, boating and spending time at his cabin in the Brainerd Lakes area.

  • Elected Sheriff for Stearns County in 2018

  • Member of Minnesota Sheriff's Association

  • Member of National Sheriff's Association

  • Member of International Chiefs of Police Association

  • Member of International Public Safety Association

  • Currently represent the 4th district of Metro Sheriff's on Statewide Jail Committee

  • Currently represent law enforcement on MN Post Rules & Regulations Committee

  • Currently an advisory board member to Central MN Violent Offender Task Force

  • Graduate - National Sheriff's Academy