Chief Harteau appoints Police Department’s new executive management team and precinct commanders

Police Chief Janeé Harteau has appointed the members of the department’s new executive management team and new precinct commanders.

Executive management team appointees

Matthew Clark - Assistant Chief

Chief Clark has been with the MPD since 1993, and during his time with the department, he has worked in each of the three department bureaus: patrol, investigations, and professional standards. He most recently commanded the 5th Precinct in southwest Minneapolis. The Assistant Chief reports directly to the Chief and oversees the Bureau Chiefs as they manage the day-to-day operations of the department. The Assistant Chief provides the Chief with information on department strategies and operations and assists the Chief with maintaining the core missions of the department.

Eddie Frizell - Deputy Chief of Patrol Bureau

Chief Frizell began his career with the MPD in 1993, and has held many positions within the MPD before being deployed to Iraq as a commander with the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 94th Cavalry. He most recently commanded the 1st Precinct in downtown Minneapolis. The Patrol Bureau performs comprehensive police services such as 911 response, crime prevention, traffic control, and provision of emergency services, including homeland security. The bureau is made up of the 1st Precinct, 2nd Precinct, 3rd Precinct, 4th Precinct and 5th Precinct, and the Special Operations Division and its Police Athletic League and Community Crime Prevention.

Kristine Arneson - Deputy Chief of Investigations Bureau

Chief Arneson joined the MPD in 1986, and held posts in numerous areas, including homicide investigator and commander of the 5th Precinct, beginning in 2005. Most recently, she has been the Deputy Chief of the Patrol Bureau since May 2012. The Investigations Bureau performs comprehensive investigative services, including case management, victim support, and preparation of evidence for court. The bureau is made up of the Criminal Investigations Division, Forensics Division, Juvenile Division and Support Services. Support Services includes Property and Evidence, Criminal History and Transcription.

Travis Glampe - Deputy Chief of Professional Standards

Chief Glampe has been with the MPD since 1994, and has been part of the patrol, investigations, and professional standards bureaus. He has worked in the License Investigation Unit, Sex Crimes Unit, and 1st Precinct. He has most recently been in charge of the Internal Affairs unit since 2009.The Professional Standards Bureau focuses on the integrity of department employees, from background screening through hiring and ongoing training, and maintains the technical operations of the department.

Lucy Gerold - Head of the Leadership and Organizational Development Division

Inspector Gerold will be the first head of this newly created division. During her 34 years with the MPD, she has commanded various bureaus within the department, and has most recently been Inspector of the 3rd Precinct for the past six years. This Division, which will become fully operational in January, will become the cornerstone of employee engagement and professional development from the date of hire throughout an officer's career. The Leadership training component will also have a direct impact on organizational development, helping officers and managers build leadership skills, so the organization can achieve its full potential.

Precinct Inspectors

Bryan Schafer - 1st Precinct Inspector
(Downtown and Cedar Riverside)  

Inspector Bryan Schafer is a 29-year veteran of law enforcement. He has been with the Minneapolis Police Department for the past 21 years and most recently commanded the 2nd Precinct in the Northeast and Southeast neighborhoods of Minneapolis.

Schafer completed his Associates Degree in 1984 and his Bachelor’s Degree at Metropolitan State University in 2005, graduating with honors. In 2006, Schafer was assigned as the Commander of the newly centralized Juvenile Unit, where the emphasis is on juvenile violent crime. Inspector Schafer has been instrumental in collaborating with community and criminal justice partners to influence juvenile justice reform in Hennepin County, which has resulted in significant decreases in juvenile violent crime.

Bruce Jensen - 2nd Precinct Inspector
(Northeast and Southeast)

Inspector Bruce Jensen started with the MPD in 1993. While assigned to the 3rd Precinct as a patrol officer, he was awarded the Medal of Commendation twice. In 1999, he moved to the Traffic Unit and was recognized as the MPD Top DWI Officer in 2001 and 2002.

In 2003, he moved to the Criminal Investigations Division and was promoted to sergeant. He was assigned to the Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force and continued to work in that capacity until January of 2011 when he was promoted to lieutenant and moved to the 2nd Precinct Middle Watch as the Shift Commander. In August of 2011, he was moved to the 2nd Precinct Investigative Unit as its commander. In that role, he was responsible for the Precinct Investigative Unit, the Community Response Team and the Crime Prevention Specialists.

Inspector Jensen holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota and served in the Minnesota Army National Guard as an Infantry Officer.

Michael Sullivan - 3rd Precinct Inspector
(South)

Inspector Michael Sullivan started with Minneapolis Police Department in 1991. As a patrol officer, he worked in the 3rd and 5th Precincts as a 911 responder and in the Organized Crime Unit within the Repeat Offender Program. Sullivan was promoted to Sergeant in 1999 and was assigned to the 1st Precinct. He was then tasked with supervising the MPD Range, coordinating and developing all firearms training for the department.

He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2007 and was assigned to the 3rd Precinct as a Sector Lieutenant, acting as a community liaison for several neighborhoods. He then served as Lieutenant of the Juvenile Division overseeing Investigations, the School Resource Officer program, and the Juvenile Diversion program. In 2011, he was assigned to the Twin Cities Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force, coordinating investigative efforts with the FBI and other federal agencies.

Inspector Sullivan has a degree in Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement, and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Command and Staff College.

Michael Kjos - 4th Precinct Inspector
(North)

Inspector Michael Kjos joined the Minneapolis Police Department in 1988. As a patrol officer, he worked in the 3rd Precinct, and in 2004, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to 1st Precinct. He oversaw the implementation of the SafeZone collaborative radio network, which provides a communication path between police officers and private security. Inspector Kjos was the direct supervisor of a multi-agency foot beat consisting of Minneapolis police officers, Hennepin County deputies, Metro Transit Police and Minnesota State Troopers.

Inspector Kjos was transferred to the Training Unit in 2007, and for the past four years, Kjos has served as the Commander of the Business Technology Unit, overseeing all police technology initiatives, including the installation of digital video systems in patrol cars.

Inspector Kjos holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Mary’s University and an Associate degree from Alexandria Technical College. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police and the School of Staff and Command from Northwestern University.

Anthony Diaz - 5th Precinct Inspector
(Southwest)

Inspector Tony Diaz began his police career at the age of 20 and worked uniformed patrol in the 5th precinct Bryant station from 1981 to 1984. In 1984, he was recruited to work the Robbery Decoy Unit conducting undercover street operations in high crime areas. From 1985 to 1987, Officer Diaz worked uniform patrol in the 2nd Precinct.

In 1987, Diaz was promoted to sergeant and was assigned to the 4th Precinct, where he spent the next nine years. In 1992, he was promoted to lieutenant and worked as a shift commander on the north side. In 1996, Diaz transferred to the Community Crime prevention SAFE Unit. In 2000, he became a sector Uniform Lieutenant, working the warehouse entertainment district in the 1st Precinct Downtown. He was also in charge of the Mounted Patrol Unit during his time in the 1st precinct.

From 2004 to 2010, Lieutenant Diaz worked in the Criminal Investigations Division as commander in both the assault investigations unit and the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team. In 2010, Lt. Diaz moved to the 5th Precinct as a shift commander and was in charge of the Community Response Team.

 

Published Dec 19, 2012