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 Chief Smith Formal Portrait.jpg Chief Tom Smith oversees all department operations.  The Assistant Chiefs of the three divisions report directly to Chief Smith, as well as the Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission, the Inspection Unit, Internal Affairs Unit and the Office of Public Information.

Chief Smith, a 26-year veteran of the Saint Paul Police Department, was appointed as Chief in 2010. He is a lifelong resident of Saint Paul with strong beliefs in community policing principles. He has a long history of working with the many diverse communities which serve as one of Saint Paul's greatest strengths.

Chief Smith is a graduate of Metropolitan State University with a degree in Public Relations and St. Thomas University with a master's degree in Education & Leadership. His education also includes instruction from the F.B.I. National Academy and the F.B.I National Executive Institute and the Wilder Foundation's James P. Shannon Leadership Institute. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association and the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Chief Smith also serves as a board member for the Saint Paul Police Foundation.

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 kathyresize_thumb_thumb.jpg Assistant Chief Kathy Wuorinen oversees the support and administrative functions in the department.  Under her command are Research & Grants, Human Resources, Technology Development & Support, Property & Information Services, Training, Fleet, Ordnance Disposal (Bomb Squad) and Police Chaplains.

Assistant Chief Wuorinen is a 26-year veteran of the Saint Paul Police Department who has served in assignments throughout the city, including time with the department's homicide, narcotics, vice and internal affairs units.

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2012-07-25 Website Photos 030.jpg  Assistant Chief Todd Axtell oversees the operations functions in the department. Under his command are the three patrol districts (Central, East, West), Citywide Services (Canine, LGBT Liaison, Mounted Patrol, ACOP, Parking Enforcement, Motors, Traffic & Accident, Volunteer Services, Police Reserves, Permit and Event Planning), SWAT and Mobile Field Force.

Assistant Chief Axtell is a 25-year veteran of the Saint Paul Police Department who has served in a number of units including the department's FORCE, narcotics, vice, gang, special investigations and homeland security units. He has served each of the department's three districts, most recently as senior commander overseeing the Western District. 

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  2012-07-25 Website Photos Howie and Lauri choice.jpg  Assistant Chief Bill Martinez oversees the major crime investigation functions in the department.  Under his command are Family and Sexual Violence, Property Crimes, Homicide & Robbery, Youth Services, Special Investigations, Gangs, Narcotics & Vice, and the Safe Streets Task Force.

Assistant Chief Martinez is a 26-year veteran of the Saint Paul Police Department who spent much time in patrol assignments throughout the city. He also served in the homicide, narcotics and traffic units, most recently serving as the senior commander overseeing the homicide unit.

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