Chaplains and Chief’s Councils


The MPD announced the details on its new “Community Chaplain Program” on September 18th, 2014. This program helps the Department increase trust by improving our connections with the communities we serve. The 13 member team is made up of a cross-section of religious and cultural leaders who will greatly enhance relationships between residents and the city’s 5 police precincts. Chaplains attend community meetings, participate in “ride-alongs” with Officers in their dedicated precincts and respond to critical incident scenes.

BrettMillerBrett Miller

SeanLeeSean Lee

NathanielOrrNathaniel Orr

MakramEl-AminMakram El-Amin

LindaKoelmanLinda Koelman

BrucePinkeBruce Pinke

JoanAustinJoan Austin

DaveLarsonDave Larson

DaveEngmanDave Engman

CharlesGrahamCharles Graham

CarlValdez Carl Valdez

AlmaLangley-WardAlma Langley-Ward


Citizen Advisory Council

The Chief’s Citizens Advisory Council acts as a resource for the Chief, helping with the formation of strategies, development of community policing concepts, and improving public awareness about MPD initiatives. The committee provides a forum for discussions and provides the Chief with a broad spectrum of viewpoints represented by committee members. The invaluable input helps the MPD improve community relations and community engagement.

Citizens Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

May 13, 2015 Notes

June 10, 2015 Notes

July 8, 2015 Notes

August 2015  – Met independently – no MPD  staff present.  No notes provided

September 9, 2015 – Notes

October 21, 2015

November 17, 2015

December 9, 2015

January 13, 2016 

February 10, 2016 

March 9, 2016

April 13, 2016

May 11, 2016

June 8, 2016

July 13, 2016

September 14, 2016

October 12, 2016

Nov 9, 2016

January 18, 2017

March 22, 2017

May 17, 2017

August 23, 2017


The Chief’s Youth Advisory Council is a group of young adults who work with the Chief on defining issues and improving youth input on police-community relations. The young men and women selected are leaders in their schools and neighborhoods who now have the opportunity to have their voices heard, directly from the Chief of Police. This group works in conjunction with the MPD’s partners at YouthLink, the Downtown Improvement District, the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, and Pillsbury United Communities.