Search for St. Paul police chief expe...

Search for St. Paul police chief expected to skew local

There are 29 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 10, 2009, titled Search for St. Paul police chief expected to skew local. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

St. Paul's next police chief may already be in the city. Several elected officials said Thursday, the day after Chief John Harrington said he would not seek another six-year term, that they expect front-runners will be internal St.

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Sir

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Dec 11, 2009
Todd Axtell for U.S President
Eagle

United States

#2 Dec 11, 2009
How about Chief Sullivan from Oakdale PD as the next St. Paul Chief? Just a thought...
topcop

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Dec 11, 2009
Boy that Brostrom must have some great pull with the DFL party, he is not even in the running for police chief.
Proby

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Dec 11, 2009
What a joke, Bostrom.......... I heard it all now, Bostrom obviously knew about his way in advance. Its funny that even when Council woman Lantry says its likely they will hire internal rather than go outside. Shows how much faith they had in Bostrom.

He can't get appointed as Police Chief, but yet he wants to be our Sheriff!!! GOOD LUCK
Rocky

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Dec 11, 2009
Eagle wrote:
How about Chief Sullivan from Oakdale PD as the next St. Paul Chief? Just a thought...
Chief Sullivan now theres a shining example of what a law enforcement officer should be!!

Yours Truly,

Guber

Jokedale Area
Ole Man

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Dec 11, 2009
Think about this, take away Daddy Bostrom and what do you have??........Empty Suit' if Matt didnt have has daddy's help he'd have nothing, that is a fact!!
Eagle

United States

#7 Dec 11, 2009
Chief Sullivan would do well bringing his ethics and leadership to St. Paul PD! Besides, SPPD already has a lot of officers that would be excited to have him back as a chief...:)
Iluvsaintpaul

Burnsville, MN

#8 Dec 11, 2009
The one and only Dave Titus. Wait. That means he'd have to work. Never mind.
wingmaster

Shiprock, NM

#9 Dec 11, 2009
It's funny to read how people want ethics and leadership brought back in law enforcement.....What a joke like thats going to happen without copwatch stepping in first.
Downtown Beat

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Dec 14, 2009
Iluvsaintpaul wrote:
The one and only Dave Titus. Wait. That means he'd have to work. Never mind.
It's only funny because it's true!
Richard Jones

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Dec 14, 2009
Cmdr. Todd Axtell what a fricking joke. The only reason he is where he today is because of Bill Finney. Axtell did Finney's dirty work. Axtell and Foster are good friends.

Assistant Chief Thomas Smith, another Finney wonk.

Senior Commander Tim Lynch is the guy I would pick. Dedicated, good person and a strong leader.
SPPD Federation

Spring Creek, NV

#13 Dec 16, 2009
We nominate Lord Fletcher. Come back BOB. Bring your divide and conquer leadership back to SPPD. The City of St Paul could use your leadership. Your Chief Deputies and Nick Ohara can come too, and bring Lydon to head SIU.
Lt Retired

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Dec 16, 2009
Sheriff Fletcher's performance appraisals while at St. Paul Police Department.

Lieutenant Fletcher was assigned to the Burglary Unit upon his promotion and immediately set out to make an impact on burglaries in the city. Under his command, the unit has achieved an M.C.I. clearance rate of 29% and burglaries decreased by 6.4%. Lieutenant Fletcher adopted a strategy of targeting known burglars; coordinating the surveillance efforts; and after the arrest, demanding skillful interrogations to identify the extent of their criminal activities. He is not content with merely investigating the immediate case but in pursuing the suspects total criminal involvement. His management style is hands on and hard driving which inspires his subordinates to participate and be productive. Lieutenant Fletcher has received three letters of appreciation from citizens during the past year for the work done by the Burglary Unit. He has performed all the duties of Lieutenant well above the level of most of his peers.

Deputy Chief Ted Brown
February 11, 1988

Lieutenant Fletcher has commanded the Burglary Unit since February of 1987. The productivity of the unit is a tribute to his ability to lead. His ability to analyze current activity ahs led to numerous arrests of those responsible for multiple offenses. He is an asset to the division and the department.

Deputy Chief John Nord
March 21, 1989

Lieutenant Fletcher is one of the more progressive supervisors on the department. He has a unique ability to digest complicated situations into simple terms and develop plans and strategies. He has a deep concern for the city as a community and the crime problems in particular. Lieutenant Fletcher used some time for leaves of absence to run for public office and still kept abreast of what was going on within the Team Area. He has an excellent working knowledge of the criminal elements in the Team in particular, and the city in general. He keeps excellent channels of communication with other police department units and community organizations. He is cooperative, knowledgeable, aggressive, intelligent and a genuine credit to our police organization.

Captain Dick Ekwall
March 14, 1990

John Nord informed me that Lieutenant Fletcher was a hardworking conscientious manager during his command of the Information and Management Services section. In addition, he exhibited his leadership and planning skills as the departmentís representative to the City Information Systems Policy Committee, where he rose to the position of Chair. Lieutenant Fletcher also coordinated the efforts of others (most not under his direct command) by handling the departments report, review and division committee. Lieutenant Fletcher is without a doubt an asset to the department.

Deputy Chief Tom Reding
February 25, 1991
Lt Retired

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Dec 16, 2009
Lieutenant Fletcher has an extremely strong sense of duty and a quick mind. He has a unique ability to sense that which is most important or has the potential to become a future problem of significant magnitude. His enthusiasm has proven to be motivational to those who work for him. During this rating period, Lieutenant Fletcher has been assigned as the commander of the departments Juvenile Unit. During that period he was able to identify a major forgery ring that had some juveniles involved, although it turned out to be an adult centered case. Lieutenant Fletcher was instrumental in organizing a joint federal task force and he assisted in managing that investigation over the period of a year. He often worked throughout the night and on weekends as did a number of the investigators with him. His efforts were, in a large part, responsible for the very successful conclusion of that investigation. During this period, Lieutenant Fletcher has developed a keen interest in the citys Asian community an has taken an active role that has included enhanced intelligence gathering initiatives, community outreach, the development of a Boy Scout Troop, and he has made a significant contribution to the departments in service Asian training. Lieutenant Fletcher's managerial skills are excellent and his performance during the rating period in managing the Juvenile Unit has been excellent in all respects.

Deputy Chief John Sturner
May 20, 1992

Lieutenant Fletcher commands the St. Paul Police Juvenile Unit, and as part of the said assignment, he participates in numerous juvenile justice and other committees and forums. He has a thorough understanding of current police issues and is capable of formulating and directing appropriate responses. He is not wedded to fixed ideas. Lieutenant Fletcher has high level supervisory skills and is conscientious about developing subordinates. He is a high energy person who performs well under pressure. He is enthusiastic about the St. Paul Police Department and is truly a team player.

Deputy Chief Steenberg
October 23, 1992
Sppd

Spring Creek, NV

#16 Dec 16, 2009
Lt Retired wrote:
Lieutenant Fletcher has an extremely strong sense of duty and a quick mind. He has a unique ability to sense that which is most important or has the potential to become a future problem of significant magnitude. His enthusiasm has proven to be motivational to those who work for him. During this rating period, Lieutenant Fletcher has been assigned as the commander of the departments Juvenile Unit. During that period he was able to identify a major forgery ring that had some juveniles involved, although it turned out to be an adult centered case. Lieutenant Fletcher was instrumental in organizing a joint federal task force and he assisted in managing that investigation over the period of a year. He often worked throughout the night and on weekends as did a number of the investigators with him. His efforts were, in a large part, responsible for the very successful conclusion of that investigation. During this period, Lieutenant Fletcher has developed a keen interest in the citys Asian community an has taken an active role that has included enhanced intelligence gathering initiatives, community outreach, the development of a Boy Scout Troop, and he has made a significant contribution to the departments in service Asian training. Lieutenant Fletcher's managerial skills are excellent and his performance during the rating period in managing the Juvenile Unit has been excellent in all respects.
Deputy Chief John Sturner
May 20, 1992
Lieutenant Fletcher commands the St. Paul Police Juvenile Unit, and as part of the said assignment, he participates in numerous juvenile justice and other committees and forums. He has a thorough understanding of current police issues and is capable of formulating and directing appropriate responses. He is not wedded to fixed ideas. Lieutenant Fletcher has high level supervisory skills and is conscientious about developing subordinates. He is a high energy person who performs well under pressure. He is enthusiastic about the St. Paul Police Department and is truly a team player.
Deputy Chief Steenberg
October 23, 1992
Well looks like we got a new Police chief-then. You forgot he doesn't play well with others.
Community Member

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Dec 16, 2009
Lt Retired wrote:
Lieutenant Fletcher has an extremely strong sense of duty and a quick mind. He has a unique ability to sense that which is most important or has the potential to become a future problem of significant magnitude. His enthusiasm has proven to be motivational to those who work for him. During this rating period, Lieutenant Fletcher has been assigned as the commander of the departments Juvenile Unit. During that period he was able to identify a major forgery ring that had some juveniles involved, although it turned out to be an adult centered case. Lieutenant Fletcher was instrumental in organizing a joint federal task force and he assisted in managing that investigation over the period of a year. He often worked throughout the night and on weekends as did a number of the investigators with him. His efforts were, in a large part, responsible for the very successful conclusion of that investigation. During this period, Lieutenant Fletcher has developed a keen interest in the citys Asian community an has taken an active role that has included enhanced intelligence gathering initiatives, community outreach, the development of a Boy Scout Troop, and he has made a significant contribution to the departments in service Asian training. Lieutenant Fletcher's managerial skills are excellent and his performance during the rating period in managing the Juvenile Unit has been excellent in all respects.
Deputy Chief John Sturner
May 20, 1992
Lieutenant Fletcher commands the St. Paul Police Juvenile Unit, and as part of the said assignment, he participates in numerous juvenile justice and other committees and forums. He has a thorough understanding of current police issues and is capable of formulating and directing appropriate responses. He is not wedded to fixed ideas. Lieutenant Fletcher has high level supervisory skills and is conscientious about developing subordinates. He is a high energy person who performs well under pressure. He is enthusiastic about the St. Paul Police Department and is truly a team player.
Deputy Chief Steenberg
October 23, 1992
I'm more interested in what the FBI has to say. Forget the "OUT-DATED" memos when he was an up and comer....I want to learn what he knew before his friends were thrown in the slammer by the FBI following the failed integrity test.

Have you noticed nobody has written anything with a more recent date attatched to it..........idiot boy?!
Ken from Chisago

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Dec 16, 2009
Sppd wrote:
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Well looks like we got a new Police chief-then. You forgot he doesn't play well with others.
It is nice to see the organized mob association from Rochester, NY is responding to Bostrom and Finney request. You both are family now that Finney endorsed you.
Sammy the Bull

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Dec 16, 2009
Bostrom welcome to the family, Finney has told us all about you.
Mrs Richard Jones

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Dec 16, 2009
Richard Jones wrote:
Cmdr. Todd Axtell what a fricking joke. The only reason he is where he today is because of Bill Finney. Axtell did Finney's dirty work. Axtell and Foster are good friends.
Assistant Chief Thomas Smith, another Finney wonk.
Senior Commander Tim Lynch is the guy I would pick. Dedicated, good person and a strong leader.
Shut your mouth Ricky! I call the shots here. If Axtell can return this department to the kind Finney had.....he's got my vote!

Axtell never was a friend of Foster's. In fact, he was the one who had to warn him several times once the Chief learned of his antics. You never saw Axtell and Foster hang out.

Now get back to the bedroom and rub my feet!
Tyrone Terrell

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Dec 16, 2009
Community Member wrote:
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I'm more interested in what the FBI has to say. Forget the "OUT-DATED" memos when he was an up and comer....I want to learn what he knew before his friends were thrown in the slammer by the FBI following the failed integrity test.
Have you noticed nobody has written anything with a more recent date attatched to it..........idiot boy?!
I want to know what Finney knew about his friends, Aaron Foster running drugs for Plukie Duke?

What about John Clark giving classified documents to Plukie Duke in prison. Documents he got from Benny Williams. Finney didn't fire Williams for doing this?

What about Finney's Get Out Of Jail Free letters to his drug dealing friends?

Why did Finney hire Ken Brennan AKA Ken Plugg to watch the police impound lot. Ken Pluff and his family ran the biggest drug business on the East Side. Kenny as a police officer ratted out his fellow officers to protect his drug running family. Kenny was hired by Finney to guard the police impound lot. Finney had Kenny Brennan as his co-chair to his campaign for sheriff.

Maybe you saw his story in City Pages, www.citypages.com/1997-11-05/news/welcome-to-...

Finney endorsed Bostrom. Bostrom sought out Finney's endorsement so Finney could protect his drug buddies.

Check out the coverage Finney had on a recent DATELINE NBC program. www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24796236/wid/21370087/pa...

The company Bostrom keeps. It just keeps getting better and better.

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