City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

A New Interim Police Chief Appointed

City manager Michael Plante has appointed Don Gudmundson as interim police chief effective Monday, April 15. Gudmundson replaces current interim chief, Booker Hodges, who was recently named as the assistant commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Gudmundson most recently served as the interim sheriff of Stearns County from 2017 to 2019. Gudmundson also has held interim positions as the police chief for the City of Faribault, MN and as sheriff of Steele County, MN. Gudmundson was the elected sheriff of Dakota County from 1995 to 2010 and was the chief of police for the City of Lakeville from 1989 to 1994. Applications for the permanent police chief position are due by April 5. The City hopes to have the new chief in place by mid-June.