Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
Despite recent high-profile police killings, most Minnesotans are still strongly supportive of their local police forces.
A St. Paul police sergeant has been named Police Officer of the Year by a Minnesota law enforcement association for his work with East and West African immigrant communities.
An association representing Minnesota police officers is suing the National Football League over a policy banning handguns in stadiums unless the gun holder is providing security. The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association says this means off-duty officers can’t keep their weapons in stadiums.
A twenty-six year veteran of the Duluth Police Department has been named the 2012 Police Officer of the Year by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.
A St. Paul police officer is Minnesota’s Police Officer of the Year for his actions following the ambush slaying of Maplewood Police Sgt. Joe Bergeron.