MINNEAPOLIS (June 23, 2015) — Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau has appointed Kris Arneson as the Department’s Assistant Chief.
“This was a very easy choice to make. Kris has proven to be an extremely successful leader in her 30 years of service as a member of the Minneapolis Police Department. Her track record as a community builder makes her a perfect fit for the job,” Harteau said.
Recently, Assistant Chief (AC) Arneson has led the department’s implementation of the Office of Justice Program’s recommendations following its assessment on the MPD’s performance management system. Her experience as the Inspector of the 5th and 1st Precincts, as well as her role as a Homicide Investigator and the Deputy Chief overseeing the Investigative Division, gives her great perspective as she begins her role overseeing the department’s day-to-day operations and 9-1-1 response.
Last but not least, AC Arneson has always been instrumental in reaching out to the city’s diverse communities. She built a safety center for the city’s American Indian community and one for its Somali-American community. Her work with the latter, in partnership with the Police Executive Research Forum, is now a national “best practices” model that has been extensively studied and implemented by other Police Departments in the US and Canada.
Arneson’s first day as the Minneapolis Police Department’s Assistant Chief will be on Sunday, July 5th.