Congratulations, Medaria Arradondo, new assistant chief of the Police Department

Medaria “Rondo” Arradondo is the new assistant chief of the Police Department. He’ll begin his new role Sunday, April 30, overseeing the department’s day-to-day operations including Special Operations, the Intelligence Division and police-community relations initiatives. Arradondo will also continue to lead the department in its procedural justice work and initiatives with the Department of Justice’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.

Arradondo joined the Minneapolis Police Department in 1989 as a patrol officer in the 3rd Precinct. He’s held a variety of positions since then including work as a school resource officer and a northside beat officer. He also has experience in internal affairs and property crime investigation. More recently, Arradondo served as inspector of the 1st Precinct, then deputy chief, chief of staff.

Arradondo earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Metropolitan State University and his 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. Arradondo is also a proud graduate of Minneapolis Roosevelt High School.


Published Apr 19, 2017



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