Commander Melissa Chiodo
Internal Affairs Division
Commander Melissa Chiodo will now be in charge of the MPD’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD). She leaves behind her command post with the Special Crimes Investigations Division (SCID). Prior to her work in SCID, she was the Lieutenant leading the Sex Crimes Unit. Commander Chiodo began her career in 1996 and has worked in the MPD’s 1st, 3rd and 5th Precincts. She was also instrumental in enhancing our professional development and recruitment practices between 2000 and 2003. The Commander also brings five previous years of experience in the Department’s Internal Affairs Division to her new role.
The IAD is responsible for reviewing use of force instances and investigating all allegations of misconduct made against MPD employees.
Melissa Chiodo obtained a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University-St. Paul. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of St. Catherine, where she majored in both English and Communication. The Commander is also a graduate of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Women’s Leadership Institute.
Commander Jason Case
Violent Crimes Investigations Division
Jason Case will now oversee the department’s Violent Crimes Investigations Division (VCID). His most recent position was the Commander in charge of the MPD’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD). Before that appointment, he served as the Commander leading the Leadership and Organizational Development Division (LODD). Commander Case started with the MPD in the 2nd Precinct in 1997, but also worked in the 3rd and 4th Precincts before he was appointed as a Commander in 2013.
As Commander of the VCID, Case will oversee a division which includes, but is not exclusive to, homicide, robbery, assault, and the Crime Lab.
Jason Case holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Metropolitan State University. He is also a proud graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.
Commander Troy Schoenberger
Special Crimes Investigations Division
Troy Schoenberger is now the Commander of the MPD’s Special Crimes Investigations Division (SCID), having most recently served as the Commander of the Leadership and Organizational Development Division (LODD). Schoenberger began his MPD career in 1998 as a Patrol Officer in the 3rd Precinct and holds the rare distinction of having served in all 5 of the department’s precincts. He has also worked in SAFE, Problem Properties, Internal Affairs and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.
SCID encompasses sex crimes, domestic assault and juvenile investigations, among other units.
Troy Schoenberger holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Metropolitan State University. He previously graduated from Metropolitan State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement with a minor in Community Violence Prevention. Schoenberger is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.
Leadership & Organizational Development Division
Todd Sauvageau has been promoted to Commander and will be the head of the Minneapolis Police Department’s Leadership and Organizational Development Division. His most recent assignment, prior to his promotion, was Sergeant in the Internal Affairs Division. He brings a wealth of experience to his new role, including service in the MPD’s training and financial crimes units. Having begun his MPD career in 1997, he has also worked as a patrol officer, supervisor and investigator in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Precincts.
Commander Sauvageau will be the leader of the MPD’s Academy. He will also command the department’s In-Service and Pre-Service training units.
Todd Sauvageau is a graduate of Alexandria Technical & Community College and for the past 10 years he has been an integral leader with the National Law Enforcement Training Center. His expertise has helped him develop training programs for law enforcement agencies throughout the metro area and across the nation, not to mention the years of time and energy he has put into the MPD’s training programs.