Police Chief Glen Schneider
Congratulations to Glen Schneider on his appointment to Chief of Police for Champlin. Schneider has been the interim Police Chief since May 31st when Ty Schmidt retired. The City will host a meet and greet soon (date and time to be determined). Chief Schneider has dedicated 24+ years of service to Champlin and is excited to take the next step in his career as the new leader of the Champlin Police Department.
A message from Chief Schneider: “I’m most excited about the opportunity to help the department grow and evolve while continuing to provide great service to our City. I have spent my career experiencing the different aspects of policing to prepare for this role. From patrol officer to deputy chief, I strive to learn and improve myself and others. I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve in a new capacity.”
Chief Schneider’s Story: He started his career in Champlin as a volunteer reserve for two years after getting out of the Army in 1997. He attended Metro State University where he graduated with a degree in Law Enforcement. He was hired by Champlin as a patrol officer on December 20, 1999. He has served as a Bike Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Investigator, Drug Task Force Detective, and a Drug Recognition Evaluator. Schneider was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in October 2013 and performed the duties of FTO Supervisor while in this role. He was then assigned the position of Administrative Sergeant in October 2015 and held that position through December 2020 before returning to Patrol Sergeant. As an Administrative Sergeant, he helped the City achieve being recognized as Heart Safe and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. He also worked on various internal system changes such as Body Worn Cameras and Records Management. Schneider was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2021 and now Police Chief, effective the week of July 3, 2023.