In an effort to honor Black History Month, the Minneapolis Police Department took a deep look into the history of African American Officers in the Department. The road hasn’t always been smooth, but several courageous cops who care about their communities paved the way for what we see today; a department committed to celebrating and increasing its diversity. While we may not be proud of all of the aspects of our past, we are certainly proud of what we’ve achieved in recent years, and look forward to more great things to come! Thank you to our former officers, their family members, and several of our current police and community leaders for participating! On behalf of Chief Harteau and the Minneapolis Police Department, we honor and thank all the past and current African American officers for their dedication and service to the city of Minneapolis.