MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 2, 2014) — Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau announce wednesday the creation of a new department position to partner the community.
Sherman Patterson is appointed to the grant-funded position that is part of Harteau’s community engagement vision with respect to the department’s core values. He will work with diverse populations with an emphasis on gun violence, youth, community, and policy.
Patterson is a 20 year veteran of the armed forces, and for the past seven years served as Public Safety Policy Aide to Mayor Rybak. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services and a Masters of Arts Degree in Public Safety Administration from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
“Sherman lives in the community and has the proven ability to build partnerships from the grass root level,” Harteau said. His professionalism and experiences will make him a great asset to the police department in furthering our community-police partnerships.”