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6/11/2019



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Met Council identifies Metro Transit police chief finalists


Left to right: Metro Transit Acting Chief of Police AJ Olson and Minneapolis Police Inspector Eddie Frizell.
Photo – Metro Transit/Minneapolis Police Department

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Metropolitan Council officials have narrowed the field of candidates for the position of Metro Transit police chief to two finalists: Minneapolis Police Inspector Eddie Frizell and Metro Transit Acting Chief of Police AJ Olson.

Frizell has served as a Minneapolis police officer since 1993 and is currently the inspector of the downtown's First Precinct. Olson has served as the acting chief of Metro Transit's police department since John Harrington resigned to lead the Minnesota Department of Public Safety earlier this year. He has nearly 38 years of law enforcement experience, having worked for Metro Transit since 2005, with 12 of those years as deputy chief of the department.

The candidates have completed two in-person interviews with internal and external stakeholders. Now, as part of the interview process, a public event will be held later this week in Minneapolis to give the public the opportunity to to hear from the finalists.



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