Saint Paul police officers have been patrolling the streets of the Capital City for more than a century. They’ve seen crime ebb and flow, demographics change and the city’s skyline evolve and grow. Through it all, officers have remained committed to building trust with the people they serve in order to promote safe and healthy neighborhoods.

When Todd Axtell became the department’s 41st police chief in June 2016, he pledged to build on the solid foundation of excellence established by his predecessors.  This includes respecting all who are served, addressing violent crime, diversifying the ranks of officers and further galvanizing the department’s focus on community engagement. He has made trust and transparency, engagement and empowerment, and partnership and community policing a priority.

But he knows the police department alone cannot maintain Saint Paul’s status as the most livable city in America. That’s why he and his officers are asking those who live, work and play in the city to join their efforts.