Captain Sally Weddel
I have been with the Minneapolis Police Department since 1988. In the past eighteen years, I had many duties starting with eight years of patrol service at the Third Precinct. Before being promoted to Sergeant in 1995, I spent a year at the Minneapolis Police Department Recruit Academy as the first female cadre officer. This was one of the most rewarding and interesting experiences I had as a police officer.
As a Sergeant, I worked as a street supervisor, an Internal Affairs Investigator, Crime Analyst Unit Supervisor, and Public Housing Unit Supervisor. In 2004, I was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned as a Sector Lieutenant back at the Third Precinct. I supervised 35 patrol officers, 4 Sergeants, 2 civilians and was in charge of two Safety Centers. This experience taught me many administrative duties along with many experiences with different cultures throughout my sector.
In October 2005, I was selected to attend the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. This was an eleven week command school incorporating sworn law enforcement managers from 49 states and 23 countries. This experience taught me about other police departments and how their agencies compare to mine. I now have contacts through out the law enforcement world. After returning from Quantico, I completed my four year degree from St. Cloud Sate University.
I am currently assigned to the MPD Training Unit. I am happy to say I am back with the Recruit Academy, FTO Unit, CSO Unit, Backgrounds and Recruitment. Training is the backbone to any police department and I am proud to be a part of it again.
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Last updated Sep. 27, 2011