Police Chief Harteau appoints the department’s new executive management team

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau has appointed the members of her new executive management team, including the head of a new division that will focus on training, mentorship, and professional development for Police Department employees. Chief Harteau was sworn in as Minneapolis police chief on Dec. 4, and in the coming days, she will continue to make assignments to key positions within the department.

The Minneapolis Police Department’s executive management team is made up of an assistant chief, as well as the heads of three bureaus and one division within the department. The new appointments include:

Assistant Chief Matthew Clark – 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.

Deputy Chief of Patrol Bureau, Eddie Frizell – 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.

Deputy Chief of Investigations Bureau, Kristine Arneson – Chief Arneson joined the MPD in 1986, and held posts in numerous areas, including as a homicide investigator and commander of the 5th Precinct, beginning in 2005. She most recently 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.

Deputy Chief of Professional Standards, Travis Glampe – 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. 

Head of the new Leadership and Organizational Development Division, Lucy Gerold –Inspector Gerold will be the first head of this new division, after 34 years with the MPD. During that time, 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.

Published Dec 7, 2012