Minneapolis Police Announce New Deputy Chief and 4th Precinct Inspector, Effective August 20th
April 25th, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Chief Janeé Harteau is proud to announce Michael Kjos will be the MPD’s newest Deputy Chief, in charge of the department’s newly formed Operations Bureau. He will oversee all aspects of 9-1-1 response at the precinct level and fills a vacancy in the executive team left by the retirement of Assistant Chief Kris Arneson and the promotion of Deputy Chief Medaria Arradondo. Kjos will remain the 4th Precinct Inspector throughout the summer months of 2017 to allow for a smoother transition and transfer of command.
“Inspector Kjos has really excelled in building strong and lasting partnerships with the communities he works with, and it’s led to several important crime prevention and law enforcement strategies in the 4th Precinct. I know he’ll bring his high level of energy and collaborative spirit to the rest of the city, as our officers continue to work hard to combat crime and connect with those we serve,” Chief Janeé Harteau said.
Kjos has worked as a patrol officer and supervisor in the 1st, 3rd and 4th precincts throughout his storied career, which began in April of 1988. In 2012 he was named the 4th Precinct Inspector before taking over as the 1st Precinct Inspector in 2015. He moved back to the 4th Precinct a year ago and has led his team’s dramatic increases in violent crime arrests and illegal gun seizures.
Kjos will earn his Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of St. Thomas later this spring and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration from St. Mary’s University. Kjos is also a graduate of the Senior Management for Police and Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.
Chief Harteau is also happy to introduce John Delmonico as the new 4th Precinct Inspector. “Lieutenant Delmonico fostered countless, long standing community partnerships which included his membership on the Police Community Relationship Council (PCRC). Delmonico was an active member of the PCRC which was created in 2003. The group met for 5 years, during which time Delmonico worked with eighteen community members to help craft the Federal Mediation Agreement outlining policies and practices to help strengthen community relations and forge a pathway forward for police and community collaboration. His demonstrated leadership in both his current role at the 4th Precinct and as the former Federation President will prove to be valuable in his new role as Inspector,” Chief Harteau remarked.
For example, Delmonico played a large role as the hard working officers of the 4th Precinct recently decreased robberies by 10% and aggravated assaults by 18% (year-to-date). It should also be noted that gun recoveries are up 113% while the number of victims of gunshot wounds in the 4th precinct is down 41% this year.
John Delmonico will assume command in the 4th Precinct when Mike Kjos moves to City Hall at the end of summer. Delmonico began his MPD career in February of 1988. He’s served in the 3rd and 4th Precincts and in both the Juvenile and Robbery Units. He’s served as the Police Federation President and most recently he’s been the Lieutenant overseeing the overnight shifts in both the 2nd and 4th Precincts. He currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University. He is also currently a community faculty member at Metropolitan State.