Public hearing on appointment of Janeé Harteau as police chief

On Wednesday, the City of Minneapolis will hold a public meeting on the nomination of Assistant Police Chief Janeé Harteau to be the next police chief of Minneapolis. The hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Health Committee.

Public Safety committee public hearing
1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28
City Council Chamber, room 317 of City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St.

Rybak nominated Assistant Chief Janeé Harteau to be the city’s next police chief in late October. This public hearing is being held to take public input on that nomination. Following the public hearing, the nomination will be forwarded to the full City Council for a vote, which will be held Nov. 30.

Harteau joined the Minneapolis Police force as an officer in 1987. She has worked on the street in north, south and downtown Minneapolis, and has served in the narcotics, organized crime and license investigation units, among others.

From 2006-2009, Harteau led the 1st Precinct in downtown Minneapolis, where she helped launch public/private partnerships that led to the very successful Downtown SafeZone Collaborative and the Downtown Courtwatch program. In the same role, she also helped dramatically improve relations with the Cedar-Riverside Somali community and created the position of Somali Liaison Officer.

Published Nov. 26, 2012