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Posted on: May 2, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Roseville Officer Honored

Coffee with a Cop

Congratulations to Roseville Police Detective Jennifer Engh. She is a recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.

Detective Engh, along with four other public safety officials from around the state, were honored on April 25 at their Executive Training Institute in St. Cloud.

The Distinguished Service Award is given to an officer who has made exceptional achievements and has shown extraordinary valor. It recognizes officers who maintain the highest standard of leadership and who distinguish themselves by superior accomplishments.

Officer Engh has worked for the Roseville Police since 1999, starting as a volunteer with the Police Reserves. In 2001 she was sworn in as a fulltime police officer. Police Chief Rick Mathwig nominated Engh because of her outstanding mentoring, leadership, investigative work and community involvement – especially her work focusing on fraud and retail related crimes.

Officer Engh saw that residents often become victims of identity theft or scams, so she took what she knew and created “Coffee with a Cop,” a program to teach residents what they can do to prevent becoming a victim. She put together a presentation, sharing victims’ stories and showing surveillance videos from a number of Roseville purse thefts. The video showed how easy these crimes happen and what can be done to prevent them.

Officer Engh has been a mentor for numerous officers through the field training officer program. Officer Engh displays tremendous professionalism and thoroughness in her investigative work. She was instrumental in establishing a worthless check diversion/collection program.

The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association’s mission is to enhance the quality of police leadership in Minnesota. The association was founded in 1954 as a training and social organization to network and exchange ideas between law enforcement executives.

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