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Posted on: August 21, 2012

Council approves Werner for Police Chief

The Rosemount City Council tonight approved the hiring of Eric Werner as the Chief of the Rosemount Police Department. Werner’s appointment will take effect September 14.

Werner joins the force from the Burnsville Police Department, where he reached the rank of Captain. He replaces Rosemount Chief Gary Kalstabakken, who retired in May.

The City Council selected Werner from a group of what it considered a strong field of applicants. He was one of three finalists for the post.

Werner has worked in law enforcement for 24 years, the last 13 of them in Burnsville. He was promoted to Captain eight years ago. He has a master’s degree in police leadership and administration from the University of St. Thomas and has received additional training at the FBI National Academy and at Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.