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Chiefs of Police

For exact dates of appointment and a short bio, go to the SPPD History page
and click on the document "Saint Paul Police Timeline"

Chief's emblem

Photo of Todd Axtell

Todd D. Axtell
2016
Chief of Police

Photo of Kathy Wuorinen

Kathy Wuorinen
2016
Interim Chief

Photo of Thomas E. Smith

Thomas E. Smith
2010-2016
Chief of Police

Photo of J. Mark Harrington

J. Mark Harrington
2004-2010
Chief of Police

Photo of William Finney

William Finney
1992-2004
Chief of Police

Photo of William W. McCutcheon

William W. McCutcheon
1980-1992
Chief of Police

Photo of Robert LaBathe

Robert LaBathe
1980
Emergency Chief

Photo of Richard H. Rowan

Richard H. Rowan
1970-1979
Chief of Police

Photo of Robert LaBathe

Robert LaBathe
1970
Acting Chief

Photo of Lester McAuliffe

Lester McAuliffe
1961-1970
Chief of Police

Photo of Frank Schmidt

Frank A. Schmidt
1960-1961
Acting Chief

Photo of William F. Proetz

William F. Proetz
1955-1961
Chief of Police

Photo of Albert A. Anderson

Albert A. Anderson
1954-1955
Acting Chief

Photo of Neal McMahon

Neal McMahon
1952-1954
Chief of Police

Photo of Neal McMahon

Neal McMahon
1952
Acting Chief

Photo of Charles J. Tierney

Charles J. Tierney
1943-1952
Chief of Police

Photo of Charles J. Tierney

Charles J. Tierney
1943
Acting Chief

Photo of Clinton A. Hackert

Clinton A. Hackert
1936-1943
Chief of Police

Photo of Charles W. Coulter

Charles W. Coulter
1935-1936
Chief of Police

Photo of Gustave H. Barfuss

Gustave H. Barfuss
1935
Acting Chief

Photo of Michael J. Culligan

Michael J. Culligan
1934-1935
Chief of Police

Photo of Michael J. Culligan

Michael J. Culligan
1934
Acting Chief

Photo of Frank R. Cullen

Frank R. Cullen
1934
Chief of Police

Photo of Thomas E. Dahill

Thomas E. Dahill
1932-1934
Chief of Police

Photo of Thomas A. Brown

Thomas A. Brown
1930-1932
Chief of Police

Photo of Edward J. Murnane

Edward J. Murnane
1930
Chief of Police

Photo of Thomas E. Dahill

Thomas E. Dahill
1930
Acting Chief

Photo of Edward J. Murnane

Edward J. Murnane
1924-1930
Chief of Police

Photo of Michael Gebhardt

Michael Gebhardt
1923-1924
Chief of Police

Photo of Frank W. Sommer

Frank W. Sommer
1922-1923
Chief of Police

Photo of Michael Gebhardt

Michael Gebhardt
1922
Chief of Police

Photo of Michael Gebhardt

Michael Gebhardt
1922
Acting Chief

Photo of Henry J. Crepeau

Henry J. Crepeau
1921-1922
Chief of Police

Photo of Thomas E. Campbell

Thomas E. Campbell
1920-1921
Chief of Police

Photo of John J. O'Connor

John J. O'Connor
1914-1920
Chief of Police

Photo of Michael Gebhardt

Michael Gebhardt
1913-1914
Chief of Police

Photo of Martin J. Flanagan

Martin J. Flanagan
1912-1913
Acting Chief

Photo of F.M. Catlin

Frederick M. Catlin
1912
Chief of Police

Photo of Frederick M. Catlin

Frederick M. Catlin
1912
Acting Chief

Photo of  John J. O'Connor

John J. O'Connor
1900-1912
Chief of Police

Photo of Parker L. Getchell

Parker L. Getchell
1900
Chief of Police

Photo of Michael N. Goss

Michael N. Goss
1896-1900
Chief of Police

Photo of John Clark

John Clark
1894-1896
Chief of Police

Photo of Albert Garvin

Albert Garvin
1892-1894
Chief of Police

Photo of John Clark

John Clark
1883-1892
Chief of Police

Photo of Charles Weber

Charles Weber Jr.
1878-1883
Chief of Police

Photo of James King

James King
1875-1878
Chief of Police

Photo of James McIlrath

James P. McIlrath
1872-1874
Chief of Police

Photo of 1856 badge with number 1

Luther J. Eddy
1870-1872
Chief of Police

Photo of James McIlrath

James P. McIlrath
1867-1870
Chief of Police

Photo of John Jones

John Jones
1866-1867
Chief of Police

Photo of 1856 badge with number 1

George Turnbull
1865-1866
Chief of Police

Photo of 1856 badge with number 1

John R. Cleveland
1864-1865
Chief of Police

Photo of Michael Cummings

Michael Cummings
1863-1864
Chief of Police

Photo of 1856 badge with number 1

James Gooding
1861-1863
Chief of Police

Photo of Horace H. Western

Horace H. Western
1861
Chief of Police

Photo of John O'Gorman

John O'Gorman
1859-1861
Chief of Police

Photo of John W. Crosby

John W. Crosby
1858-1859
Chief of Police

Photo of William R. Miller

William R. Miller
1854-1856
City Marshal

Photo of William R. Miller

William R. Miller
1856-1858
Chief of Police