Chief Medaria Arradondo
Chief Medaria Arradondo is the 53rd Chief of the Minneapolis Police Department. He joined the MPD in 1989 as a patrol officer in the 4th Precinct and worked his way up the ranks before being appointed the Inspector of the First Precinct in 2013. He also served as a School Resource Officer, Northside beat officer, the Commander of the Internal Affairs Unit, Deputy Chief, and Assistant Chief, before being nominated as Chief by the mayor in 2017. Chief Arradondo actively sits on several community boards and is a member of several national and international police associations. Arradondo is a courageous public servant, and change agent with a demonstrated talent for building mutually-respectful and trusting relationships with community members and professional policing teams. He served as MPD’s liaison for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice organization, overseeing the execution of initiatives on procedural justice, implicit bias, and reconciliation training. His work has helped positively transforming the MPD culture, and position the Department as a national leader in police service excellence.
Assistant Chief Michael Kjos
Mike 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 as an Inspector before he was named the Deputy Chief of the Patrol Bureau. His time as a Deputy Chief didn’t last long before he was promoted by Chief Arradondo to lead as the Assistant Chief. As the Assistant Chief, Kjos will lead the department’s day-to-day operations while still overseeing the Patrol Bureau.
Deputy Chief/Chief of Staff Art Knight
Art Knight began his career with the Minneapolis Police Department in 1992, and has served in several investigative roles in addition to working in both the 3rd and 4th Precincts. His investigative experience includes assignments in Public Housing, Sex Crimes, Family Violence and Assault. Most recently, he has served as a Lieutenant in the 4th Precinct and as the leader of the MPD’s Procedural Justice Team, which facilitated department-wide training focused on history and how it relates to police interactions today. He has also been a volunteer coach for the Police Activities League for more than 20 years. As the Deputy Chief/Chief of Staff, Knight will be a crucial connection between the MPD and the communities it serves while overseeing the department’s progressive initiatives, including (but not exclusive to) the National Initiative for Building Trust & Legitimacy.
Deputy Chief of Investigations Erick Fors
Erick Fors began his career at the MPD in 1998 and has worked in the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Precincts. He has also served valuable roles as a Field Training Officer, Crisis Intervention Team member, Backgrounds Investigator, Juvenile Investigator and Homicide Investigator. Most recently Fors has been the Commander of the Violent Crimes Investigations Division, which includes leadership roles on both the Group Violence Intervention project and the Department’s U-Visa applications program. Deputy Chief Fors will now oversee the MPD’s Investigative Bureau, which includes all investigative units under both the Violent Crimes and Special Crimes Investigations Divisions. Under that same umbrella, Fors is responsible for leading the Police Activities League and School Resource Officer team.
Deputy Chief of Professional Standards Henry Halvorson
Henry Halvorson started his Minneapolis Police Department career as a cadet in the Police Academy in 1992. He has served as a patrol officer in the 2nd and 3rd Precincts, and as an investigator in Public Housing, Sex Crimes and Internal Affairs. As a Lieutenant he has been a supervisor in both the 1st Precinct and the Internal Affairs Unit. Nationally, he has also been a leader with the Native American Law Enforcement Summit (NALES). Deputy Chief Halvorson will lead many of the internal aspects of the Department, including Training, Internal Affairs, Records Information, Property and Evidence, and the Community Service Officer Program.
Inspector Eddie Frizell
Eddie Frizell was named the 1st Precinct Inspector in 2017. He was hired by the MPD in 1993 and brings a wealth of experience with him to the 1st Precinct. During his career he has worked in the 1st, 4th, and 5th Precincts. He has held numerous positions in different units throughout the department. Frizell has worked in recruitment, 1st Precinct Community Response Team, Internal Affairs, Emergency Response Unit, Mounted Patrol, Mediation Compliance, and Crisis Negotiations. Frizell has also been the Inspector of both the 1st and 5th Precincts as well as the Deputy Chief of Patrol.
Inspector Todd Loining
Todd Loining is the 2nd Precinct Inspector. He and his officers proudly serve the 19 neighborhoods that make up the Northeast section of Minneapolis. Inspector Loining joined the Minneapolis Police Department in 1993 as an officer in the 2nd Precinct. His career path took him through the Domestic Assault and Internal Affairs Units before he was named Inspector of the 5th Precinct in 2014.
Inspector Mike Sullivan
Mike Sullivan returned as the 3rd Precinct Inspector in 2017; he was previously the Inspector of the 1st Precinct, a role he held for a year and half. He was first appointed to the 3rd Precinct in 2013. Inspector Sullivan began his Minneapolis Police Department career in 1991 as a patrol officer in the 5th Precinct. He’s been a Rangemaster and spent time in our Juvenile and Safe Streets Units before becoming an Inspector. The 1st Precinct covers Downtown Minneapolis and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Inspector Aaron Biard
Aaron Biard was named 4th Precinct Inspector in 2017. Inspector Biard has been with the Minneapolis Police Department since September of 1995 and has served the 1st, 3rd and 4th Precincts. Recently he’s led the department’s In-Service Training Unit and he has also been in charge of asset management and training for SWAT officers. His well-rounded experience also includes assignments with the MPD’s Traffic Enforcement, Sex Crimes, and Police Activities League units. Biard holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Studies from St. Cloud State University and has also completed two tours of active duty with the Minnesota National Guard.
Inspector Kathy Waite
Kathy Waite is the Inspector in charge of the city’s 5th Precinct, taking over after several years as the head of the city’s 2nd Precinct. She began her career with the MPD in 1993 and has held a variety of positions in a number of different units throughout the Department, including positions within the K9 Unit and the Crisis Negotiator Team. 5th Precinct officers proudly serve and protect the Southwest quadrant of the City of Minneapolis.
Commander Scott Gerlicher
Scott Gerlicher is the Commander of the MPD’s Special Operation and Intelligence Division, which provides the Department with intelligence and analysis needed for the distribution of resources. Commander Gerlicher started with the MPD in 1993 in the 5th Precinct. His rise through the ranks included positions in the Homicide Unit and roles as the 3rd Precinct Inspector and the Deputy Chief in charge of the Office of Professional Standards.
Commander Jason Case
Jason Case oversees the department’s Violent Crimes Investigations Division (VCID). Previously he 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.
Commander Chris Granger
As the MPD’s Quality Assurance Commander, Chris Granger oversees the Department’s Use of Force Policy and Body Worn Camera Program. He is also instrumental in conducting the MPD’s training audits. Granger comes to this role after being in charge of the Violent Crimes Investigations Division (VCID) since October of 2015. The VCID includes homicide, robbery, assault and weapons units as well as the Safe Streets Task Force and the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team. Granger started with the MPD in 1994 in the 5th Precinct; he has also held patrol and supervisor positions in the 4th Precinct. He was a member of the SWAT Team and the Homicide Unit prior to becoming the Commander tapped to head up the Internal Affairs Unit in 2013.
Commander Gerald Moore
Gerald Moore was promoted to the newly created position of Recruitment and Administrative Division Commander in 2015. He focuses on recruitment and oversees Property and Evidence, Transcription, Records, Backgrounds and Community Service Officers. Commander Moore started with the MPD in 1983 and his worked in the 4th and 5th Precincts. He has also been an investigator in the narcotics, homicide and background units.
Commander Melissa Chiodo
Commander Melissa Chiodo is in charge of the MPD’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD). Prior to her work in IAD, she lead the Special Crimes Investigations Division (SCID) and 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.
Commander Travis Glampe
Travis Glampe was named the Commander of our new Technology & Support Services Division in 2017. He focuses on the integrity of the Department by overseeing a number of units including Business Technology, Internal Affairs, Property and Evidence, Crime Lab, Records Information, Backgrounds and the MPD Academy. Deputy Chief Glampe began his career with the MPD as a patrol officer in the 3rd Precinct in 1995.
Commander Bruce Folkens
Bruce Folkens is the Commander of our new Juvenile Division. Folkens began his MPD career in the 5th Precinct and then went on to work narcotics, gang and homicide cases before being appointed as a Commander of Special Crimes, then Deputy Chief in charge of Investigations, before being tasked with leading the new Juvenile Division as well as the MPD’s Special Crimes Investigations Division (SCID).
Commander Charlie Adams
Charlie Adams was named the Commander of the MPD’s Community and Collaborative Advancement Division in 2017. The newly formed division encompasses the department’s community outreach as Adams was appointed to oversee the Community Engagement Team (officers assigned to diverse communities), the Police Community Support Team (primarily made up of community leaders), the Procedural Justice Team and the Cedar Riverside/West Bank Safety center. He was selected based on his strong community roots and connections. Commander Adams began his MPD career in 1987 and he’s served in 4 of the city’s 5 police precincts, the Juvenile Unit, the Homicide Unit and the Internal Affairs Unit. His brother, son and daughter are also proud members of the Minneapolis Police Department.
Commander Todd Sauvageau
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.
Director Shannon Johnson
Shannon Johnson leads our accredited Crime Lab, a unit consisting of 9 sworn officers and 27 civilian staff members. The Minneapolis Police Department’s Crime Lab is one of only 5 accredited in the state of Minnesota. The cohesive team collects evidence, develops leads and works with investigators to solve crimes. The sections that make up our Lab include firearms, video, computer forensics (including cell phones), field operations, fingerprinting, photo lab and the forensic garage. Johnson joined the crime lab in 2006 as a forensic scientist in the field operations unit.