Police Department

Chief of Police

Thank you for visiting the Duluth Police website. In September of 2022, I was named police chief by Mayor Emily Larson, and I look forward to serving with and for our community.

The Duluth Police Department has a long history of innovation and working with area businesses, government partners, non-profit organizations, and community members. From the Blue Print for Safety to our Mental Health co-responder Team to our Substance Use Response Team, we’ve made significant strides in helping those in our community who are often the most vulnerable. We’ve learned along the way that including community members from every corner of Duluth when making decisions and creating or promoting programs makes us more effective as a Department. 

Our staff consists of highly qualified and trained sworn officers and professional staff who are always there to help. We focus on character when hiring, and it shows in the quality of our personnel and how we interact with those we serve.

For 2023, our command staff put together a list of priorities and developed action plans to make them happen. Of utmost importance to us is to get our sworn staffing up to the authorized number of 153. To that end, we created a recruitment plan to find future officers with high character to work for and with the citizens and visitors to our community. 

Please take a moment to look at our site and learn more about what we do as a police department, the detailed reports published, and the many ways we serve. As always, if you have a question or comment, don’t hesitate to contact us.