Chief Janeé Harteau is the 52nd Police Chief of the Minneapolis Police Department. She joined the MPD in 1987 and worked her way up the ranks before being appointed the Inspector of the First Precinct in 2006. She was also the Deputy Chief of the MPD Patrol Bureau before being “named” to Assistant Chief in 2010. In 2012, Harteau was nominated by the mayor and unanimously confirmed as the first female Chief of Police in the city’s history. Chief Harteau actively sits on several community boards and is a member of many national and international police associations. She initiated MPD 2.0 immediately after she became chief, systematically changing accountability and transparency within the Department while maximizing officer performance and opportunities for advancement within the organization.