City Council approves police chief nomination

Medaria Arradondo has served as acting chief since July 21

Photo of Minneapolis Police ChiefToday, the City Council unanimously approved Mayor Betsy Hodges’ nomination for the City’s next police chief. Medaria “Rondo” Arradondo, who has served as acting chief since July 21, will now officially take on that position.

Arradondo joined MPD in 1989 as a patrol officer in the 3rd Precinct. He has served as a school resource officer and a northside beat officer. He also has internal affairs and property-crime investigation experience. Arradondo has served as 1st Precinct inspector, deputy chief and chief of staff. He will now become the City’s first African American police chief.

Medaria Arradondo’s remarks after being confirmed as new chief.

Chief Medaria Arradondo spoke July 31 to his vision for moving MPD forward