Roger Pohlman - Chief of Police | Red Wing Police Department
Candidate for Director


Why are you applying for a Board of Directors' position?:
I believe strongly that one of my roles as Chief is to be involved at the State level through our association, continuing our efforts in the betterment of our profession and support of our members. I wish to continue the good work that we have started this past year in peer support and professional development. Growing up in Southwest Minnesota, working with agencies in Northwest Minnesota and now as Chief for the City of Red Wing in Southeast Minnesota, I want to continue to be your voice in representing Greater Minnesota on our Board of Directors.

If elected, what would be your priority for the Association?:
Continue our efforts in peer support and professional development of our profession!

Describe your involvement with the MCPA or other professional law enforcement associations.:
- Director for the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, Executive Board. - Member of the Legislative Committee. - Member of the Peer Support Committee. - Representative to the Minnesota Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC). - Minnesota State College-Southeast, Criminal Justice Advisory Committee. - Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, Master Certification, Chief Law Enforcement Officer

If elected, you are expected to sit on one of MCPA's key committies. Select which committee(s) on which you wish to serve::
Legislative Committee
Professional Development

Please list your background credentials: (Education, training, advisory positions):
- Northwestern University, School of Police Staff and Command, Class 229. - Masters in Administration, Human Resources. - Masters in Business Administration. - League of Minnesota Cities, Greater Minnesota Representative to the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Advisory Group. - Invited to meet with the Legislative Public Safety Committee Administrator and research staff on firearms background checks.

The election for MCPA's 2018-19 Board of Directors will take place at ETI on Tuesday, April 24th at 9:00 a.m. in the Lake Superior Ballroom immediately following the presentation on Fair and Impartial Policing.