CHIEF OF POLICE
Axel Henry joined the Saint Paul Police Department in 1998, after serving three years with the Roseville Police Department. Over his past 24 years of service in Saint Paul, he has served as a patrol officer, sergeant, commander in Central District, and senior commander of the Eastern District from 2016 to 2019, where he led 105 personnel in service to Saint Paul’s busiest police district.
He previously served in command positions in the Office of the Chief and Family and Sexual Violence Unit and was logistics chief for Saint Paul’s emergency response at the start of the pandemic. Most recently, he served as the commander of Narcotics, Financial Intelligence & Human Trafficking, a position he has held since 2019. Through his array of assignments, he has command experience in every division.
Chief Henry spearheaded the City’s body-worn camera program, designed and led the Blue-Print for Safety Program, and has more than 20 years of experience as a trainer and use of force expert.
Chief Henry holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting, and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from the University of St. Thomas. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Command College at FBI Quantico and University of Virginia Master’s Program, and the Wilder Foundation’s James P. Shannon Leadership Institute.
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ASSISTANT CHIEF OF POLICE
Jack Serier is currently the Assistant Chief of the Saint Paul Police Department and previously served as a deputy chief and the training director. During his time at Saint Paul, Assistant Chief Serier has also worked as a patrol officer, firearms instructor, training officer, training sergeant/academy commandant, patrol supervisor, investigator, executive officer to an assistant chief, and police commander for traffic, investigations, and a district narcotics units.
Assistant Chief Serier served as Sheriff of the Ramsey County from 2017-2019; and served in various roles at Ramsey County (2011-2017) including Chief Deputy, Undersheriff of the Public Safety Services Division, Inspector in policy development, and manager of the Water Patrol, Dive Team, and the Canine Unit. Earlier in his career, Assistant Chief Serier served as a patrol officer in the Stillwater and Eagan police departments.
Assistant Chief Serier holds a bachelor’s degree from Hamline University along with a master’s degree in education and a doctoral degree in leadership, policy and administration from the University of St. Thomas. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Assistant Chief Serier also serves as an assistant professor at Saint Mary’s University and adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas.
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DEPUTY CHIEF OF SUPPORT SERVICES
Deputy Chief Dan Malmgren oversees the support and administrative functions in the department. Under his command are Technology Development & Implementation, Video Management, Crime Analysis, Human Resources, Forensic Services Unit, Property & Evidence, Impound Lot, Fleet, Backgrounds Unit, Training Unit, Health & Wellness, Military Liaison, LGBTQIA+ Liaison, and Employee Assistance Program.
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DEPUTY CHIEF OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Deputy Chief Pamela Barragan oversees the new Community Engagement Division which includes Special Operations, Community Partnerships, our Traffic & Pedestrian Safety Unit, Grants Management, Recruitment and Youth Outreach and our Community Outreach And Stabilization Unit (C.O.A.S.T.).
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DEPUTY CHIEF OF MAJOR CRIMES
Deputy Chief Paul Ford oversees the major crime investigation functions in the department. Under his command are Family and Sexual Violence, Property Crimes, Homicide & Robbery, Special Investigations, Gangs, Narcotics & Vice, and ASPIRE.
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DEPUTY CHIEF OF OPERATIONS
Deputy Chief Josh Lego oversees the operations functions in the department. Under his command are the three patrol districts (Central, East, West), Watch Commander, Canine Unit, Ordnance Disposal Unit and SWAT.
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