After more than three decades of service, Brooklyn Park Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen has announced his retirement from the Brooklyn Park Police Department, effective June 30, 2022.
As chief, Enevoldsen led a team of 52 non-sworn staff and 107 licensed police officers, who serve and protect the community with a focus on the enforcement, intervention, and prevention of crime. During his nine-year tenure as Chief, the police department developed partnerships with numerous community organizations, established a neighborhood-led policing program, and launched a major initiative to reimagine public safety in the city.
“Chief Enevoldsen has spent decades working tirelessly to improve residents’ trust in policing, build partnerships with the community, and improve how law enforcement conducts its work. His violence interruption and reform efforts have yielded significant results, particularly in partnering with community outreach groups like Minnesota Acts Now and establishing a neighborhood-led policing program, in coordination with George Mason University. Chief Enevoldsen’s departure is bittersweet. All of us in Brooklyn Park wish him a well-deserved retirement and thank him for his service.” said Mayor Lisa Jacobson
“Chief Enevoldsen has brought steadfast leadership and impeccable integrity to his role as Brooklyn Park’s Police Chief. I’m so appreciative of his daily commitment in making Brooklyn Park a safer community, even in the face of increasing public safety challenges. I congratulate him on his many accomplishments during his 31 plus years of service to Brooklyn Park and wish him all the best in retirement.” said City Manager Jay Stroebel
City Manager Jay Stroebel, Mayor Lisa Jacobson and the Brooklyn Park City Council will determine next steps in filling the Police Chief position in the coming weeks.