The administrative unit of the Police Department, under the direction of the Director of Public Safety, provides:
  • Vision
  • Program management
  • Budgetary preparation and management
  • Records and information services
  • Project development
  • Interdepartmental and inter-agency coordination

Meet the Command Staff

Director of Public Safety Scott Nadeau

Director Nadeau has over thirty years of experience in law enforcement.  Prior to becoming the Maplewood Public Safety Director in 2017 he was the Police Chief in Columbia Heights for nine years.   For the past ten years he has led two police departments return to community oriented policing.  This transformation has built and expanded important police-community partnerships which have led to ten straight years of crime reduction and increased community and stakeholder support as evidenced by active partnerships and survey results.  The work of the agencies under Nadeau’s leadership resulted in numerous awards and recognitions.  These include the 2012 IACP Community Policing Award, being selected as a finalist for the 2015 IACP Community Policing Award, the 2013 Columbia Heights School District’s Superintendents Award of Excellence, the 2012 Anoka County Public Health Award, the 2015 L. Anthony Sutin Award from the US Department of Justice, and others.

Prior to being hired as the Chief of Police in Columbia Heights,  Nadeau served as a police officer (1987), Detective (1998), Sergeant (2002), and Commander (2005) of the Brooklyn Center Police Department. 

Director Nadeau is also an educator who has instructed college and university classes on a variety of topics since 2003 and has delivered training in classroom, conference, and community settings to law enforcement officers and leaders. He has authored and co-authored articles and studies on various law enforcement and criminal justice subjects.  He has also been active in a number of boards for people-serving non-profits. 

Director Nadeau holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement (1998) and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (2003), both from Metropolitan State University.  He graduated from the 257th class of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy (2014).

Commander Dave Kvam

Starting his law enforcement career in 1989, Dave Kvam has served as a peace officer in rural, urban and suburban communities. Since coming to Maplewood in 1993, Dave has carried out a variety of patrol, investigative, and administrative assignments, including patrol officer, field training officer, investigator, sergeant, and lieutenant, prior to being promoted to deputy police chief in 2009.

Dave holds a Master of Arts degree in Police Leadership, Education, & Administration from the University of Saint Thomas. He is also a graduate of the 231st session of the FBI National Academy held at Quantico Marine Corp Base, Virginia.

Dave is an active member in a variety of law enforcement associations and participates in several volunteer and non-profit organizations or efforts.

Commander Michael Shortreed

Mike began his law enforcement career with the Maplewood Police Department in November of 1996. Prior to joining the department, Mike worked as a Correctional Officer with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and a Public Safety Dispatcher/Community Service Officer with the White Bear Lake Police Department.

Mike currently is assigned as the Commander of the department’s Patrol Division. Mike’s other positions and assignments throughout his career in Maplewood have included Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Retail Crime Officer, Paramedic, Field Training Officer, Investigations Commander, and Traffic Safety Officer.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Mary’s University and a Masters of Arts degree in Management from the College of Saint Scholastica.

Mike is a member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Council for Special Olympics Minnesota, and serves as the State Chair for Polar Plunges. He also is active in a variety of community and non-profit organizations.

Commander Kvam

Cmdr Kvam

Commander Shortreed

Cmdr Shortreed

Lieutenant Kerry Crotty

Kerry Crotty was sworn in as a police officer with the Maplewood Police Department on February 12, 1996. Since being sworn in Kerry has held a number of different positions including Paramedic, Field Training Officer, Retail Crime Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant and on May 11, 2009 she was promoted to Lieutenant.

Kerry is currently assigned to the Community Outreach and Support Services Division.

Kerry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Cloud State University.