Administration-Office of the Chief
ADMINISTRATION-OFFICE OF THE CHIEF
CHIEF OF POLICE
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.
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Assistant Chief Kathy Wuorinen oversees the daily operations of the three divisions of the St Paul Police Department, ensuring continuity of services among the divisions. Under her command and control, Assistant Chief Wuorinen is responsible for the oversight of the department’s budget along with the Fiscal Affairs and Grants Management units. Her command responsibilities also include staff study and resource allocation, oversight of all large projects/event planning, which currently involve the development, design and building of the department’s new training and Communications Services Unit facilities. Other large scale projects/events include the oversight of the new Body Camera program, new records management system and St Paul’s participation in the 2018 Super Bowl.
Assistant Chief Wuorinen is a 28-year veteran of the Saint Paul Police Department who rose through the ranks serving in a wide variety of assignments, including time in patrol, narcotics, juvenile, homicide, administration and internal affairs units. She has served as the assistant chief since 2010.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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