Dan has championed proactive change in policing and fire/EMS services in Roseville, to more effectively and transparently serve the community at the highest levels of service.
POLICE: Dan is grateful for the continued evolution of the Roseville Police Department to one that proactively engages with all in our community and provides information and transparency, all the while maintaining a high expectation of professionalism and ongoing improvement. This includes special and above-minimum-requirement training for dealing with mental health, crisis intervention, and de-escalation.
Roseville Police already met the suggested requirements of “8 That Can’t Wait” –policies that became an important yardstick to measure local policing after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020.
Roseville’s implementation of our Community Action Team (CAT) with officers teamed with 2 dedicated Ramsey County social workers and a City housing navigator is truly innovative, and allows people in need to receive the most appropriate and safe support we can offer when they are in need or in crisis. Dan has supported this effort, including the hiring of new officers and investigators to complement the CAT team.
Dan has also been highly supportive of Roseville Police Department’s creation and integration of its Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) into its departmental engagement and decision-making processes. The MAC is making a real difference in how policing is done in Roseville.
FIRE/EMS: Fire and emergency medical services continue to be important to Roseville, and Dan has supported the transition of the Fire Department from part-time paid-on-call firefighters to a core full-time staff to ensure full staffing on all shifts and to stabilize costs of hiring and training new firefighters. That support has continued as the department is working to implement Advanced Life Saving capabilities in addition to the current Basic Life Saving. This will help those in medical emergencies get more advanced and critical care, including certain key medications and treatments, from our first responders that can make all the difference in the time before an ambulance arrives.