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Arradondo Chosen as Minneapolis Police Chief

He will serve the rest of former chief Janee Harteau's term, which runs through January of 2019

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minneapolis Police Department has officially hired its new police chief. The city council approved interim police chief, Medaria Arradondo, to take over the role on a permanent basis. He will serve the rest of former chief Janee Harteau’s term, which runs through January of 2019. Arradondo said he is ready to help the city heal…

Fargo Police Officer Fired for Not Serving the Public

Boelke does have a right to appeal but has not yet made a decision on that matter

  FARGO, ND — The Fargo Police Officer at the center of an internal affairs investigation has been fired. Despite an online and social media petition in support of Officer David Boelke, Police Chief David Todd says he made the decision to let Boelke go for “intentional and willful decisions to not serve the public.” Todd saID Boelke, who is…

Medaria “Rondo” Arrandondo: The New Chief of the Minneapolis Police Department

The mayor's pick has 28 years of experience with the force. KMSP Fox 9's Iris Perez has this Story from Minneapolis

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — With Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau out, many people are already talking about the man Mayor Betsy Hodges has nominated to become the new chief. Medaria Arrandondo, the man many know as “Rondo” is acting the part-at least for now. “This call of an unknown trouble turned into an officer-involved shooting,” said Chief Arrandondo. During a…

West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke is Sworn In

The new leader promises to focus on trust and bringing in a sense of family

WEST FARGO, ND — More than four months after West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan was terminated, the department’s new chief is sworn in. Former FBI supervisory agent Heith Janke became the department’s new leader. Just after 5:30 on Monday afternoon, a man and his family started their new lives in West Fargo after moving from Kansas City. “It is…

LaMoure Police Chief Charged with Sex Assault Crimes Against Children

Authorities say some of these acts happened on a weekly basis.

LAMOURE, ND — The police chief of LaMoure has been charged with sex crimes in at least three separate counties. James Watson, 52, is charged with three counts of gross sexual imposition in Stark, Hettinger and Golden Valley counties and continuous sexual abuse of a child in Stark and Golden Valley counties. The police chief is accused of having sex…

West Fargo’s Mayor Defends Police Chief Search Process, Despite Criticism from Newspaper Editor

Mayor Mattern says he's had enough

WEST FARGO, ND– Tensions are heating up between West Fargo city leaders and a local paper about the city’s hiring of a new police chief. Mayor Rich Mattern is calling out the Forum over what he says is their attempt to create drama in order to sell papers. “Were those open to the public?” asked KVRR’s Shiina LoSciuto, in regards…

New Police Chief Finalists Awaiting A Decision

It is now a waiting game for the finalists for West Fargo Police Chief

WEST FARGO, ND — The candidates for West Fargo Police Chief met with city officials on a more personal basis and are now waiting on a decision. It is now a waiting game for the finalists for West Fargo Police Chief. Each candidate had the opportunity to meet with city officials, interview panelists and officers in the department. “We thought…

West Fargo Police Chief Search: Lt. Troy Hischer

Lieutenant Troy Hischer has worked in North Dakota law enforcement for nearly 23 years and says he is ready to work with West Fargo's finest

FARGO, ND — The city of West Fargo has narrowed their search for a new police chief down to two candidates. We learned more about FBI Agent Heith Janke on Wednesday and we continue our candidate profiles. Today, we met with candidate Lt. Troy Hischer and learned more on why he says he is perfect for the job. After four…

Devils Lake City Commission Approves Buyouts of Police Chief and Captain

The commission suspended the officers on April 3rd after an internal investigation

DEVILS LAKE, ND — The Devils Lake City Commission unanimously approved contract buyouts of their police chief and captain. Chief Keith Schroeder and Captain Jon Barnett will remain on leave with pay but Schroeder will be done at the end of July and Barnett will be finished at the end of June. The commission suspended the officers on April 3rd…

Familiar Names Top Finalist List for West Fargo Police Chief

The search for a new police chief came after commissioners fired Chief Mike Reitan in February over his management style

WEST FARGO, ND — The long list of nominees to become West Fargo’s next police chief has been narrowed down to three. The finalists are Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson, North Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Hischer and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Heith Janke. The search for a new police chief came after commissioners fired Chief Mike Reitan in…