The Rosemount City Council on June 4 appointed Interim Police Chief Mikael Dahlstrom to serve as the community’s permanent Chief.
Chief Dahlstrom has served his entire law enforcement career with the Rosemount Police Department. He had been serving as Interim Chief since February, when his predecessor, Mitchell Scott, retired to take a position in the private sector.
The City Council discussed the position during a work session last month and decided to offer it to Dahlstrom. He took the oath of office following last night’s action.
“Mike brings a wealth of experience, passion, and proven leadership to our Police Department,” said Rosemount City Administrator Logan Martin. “I am confident in his ability to serve our community and lead our already strong department into the future. The entire management team at the City looks forward to working with Mike and I am excited about the impact that I know he’ll have on the City of Rosemount.”
Chief Dahlstrom’s ties to Rosemount go back to the 1980s. He joined the Police Department in September 2006. He was promoted to Commander this January. Before that, he served as a Patrol Officer, Drug Recognition Expert, Field Training Officer, South Metro S.W.A.T. team leader, Patrol Sergeant, Investigations Sergeant, and the Administrative Sergeant.
Chief Dahlstrom has a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s degree from Concordia University. In 2017, he attended the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, where his peers voted for him to receive the Franklin M. Kreml Award for the student who best displayed the leadership qualities needed in today’s law enforcement.