Administration-Office of the Chief

ADMINISTRATION-OFFICE OF THE CHIEF

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Axtell

Chief Todd Axtell oversees all department operations. The Assistant Chief and Deputy Chiefs of the three divisions report directly to Chief Axtell, as well as the Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission, the Inspection Unit, Internal Affairs Unit and the Office of Public Information.

Chief Axtell is a 25-year veteran of the Saint Paul Police Department who has served in a number of units including the department's FORCE, narcotics, vice, gang, special investigations and homeland security units. He has served each of the department's three districts, most recently as Assistant Chief of Operations.

Contact Chief Axtell

Email: Todd.D.Axtell@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651.266.5588

ASSISTANT CHIEF

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Assistant Chief Kathy Wuorinen oversees the support and administrative functions in the department. Under her command are Research & Grants, Human Resources, Technology Development & Support, Property & Information Services, Training, Fleet, Ordnance Disposal (Bomb Squad) and Police Chaplains.

Assistant Chief Wuorinen is a 26-year veteran of the Saint Paul Police Department who has served in assignments throughout the city, including time with the department's homicide, narcotics, vice and internal affairs units.

Contact Assistant Chief Wuorinen

Email: Kathy.Wuorinen@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651.266.5500

DEPUTY CHIEF OF OPERATIONS

 

 

Deputy Chief Matt Toupal oversees the operations functions in the department. Under his command are the three patrol districts (Central, East, West), Citywide Services (Canine, LGBT Liaison, Mounted Patrol, ACOP, Parking Enforcement, Motors, Traffic & Accident, Volunteer Services, Police Reserves, Permit and Event Planning), SWAT and Mobile Field Force.

Contact Deputy Chief Toupal

Email: Matt.Toupal@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651.266.5545

DEPUTY CHIEF OF MAJOR CRIMES

 

 

Deputy Chief Paul Iovino oversees the major crime investigation functions in the department. Under his command are Family and Sexual Violence, Property Crimes, Homicide & Robbery, Youth Services, Special Investigations, Gangs, Narcotics & Vice, and the Safe Streets Task Force.

Contact Deputy Chief Paul Iovino

Email: Paul.Iovino@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651.266.5500

DEPUTY CHIEF OF SUPPORT SERVICES

 

 

Deputy Chief Mary Nash oversees the support and administrative functions in the department. Under her command are Research & Grants, Human Resources, Technology Development & Support, Property & Information Services, Training, Fleet, Ordnance Disposal (Bomb Squad) and Police Chaplains.

 

Contact Deputy Chief Nash

Email: Mary.Nash@ci.stpaul.mn.us