Mayor Hodges Nominates Medaria ‘Rondo’ Arradondo as Police Chief
Current assistant chief and 28-year veteran of department

July 21, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Following the resignation of Janeé Harteau as Police Chief, Mayor Betsy Hodges announced that she will nominate current Assistant Chief Medaria “Rondo” Arradondo as Police Chief.


“Over the next few years, the Minneapolis Police Department will work to continue the transformational change that we all know we need, and to strengthen and ingrain into our policing the changes that we have already made. I am confident that Assistant Chief Arradondo is the right person to lead us through it. The experience of working closely with him over the past week, which has been so hard on everyone in Minneapolis, has solidified my confidence.”


Assistant Chief Arradondo joined the MPD in 1989 as a patrol officer in the 3rd Precinct. He has served as a School Resource Officer and a Northside beat officer. He also has internal affairs and property-crime investigation experience. He has served as Inspector for the 1st Precinct, and a Deputy Chief and Chief of Staff. Arradondo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services from Concordia University. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Medaria Arradondo is also a proud graduate of Minneapolis Roosevelt High School.

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Published Jul 21, 2017

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