Mahamed Dahir

Serving in the Police Department and Becoming a Role Model

By Shayla Thiel Stern Mahamed Dahir remembers how St. Paul police officers would open the neighborhood gym to play basketball with him and his friends when he was a teenager. The image stuck with him as he got older and inspired him to begin training to be the kind of police officer who would engage with young people across the city. As an AmeriCorps member … Continue reading Serving in the Police Department and Becoming a Role Model

Victor Rodriguez

The Future of the St. Paul Police Department Looks Like This

By Erika Ayn Finch Victor Rodriguez started changing the face of the St. Paul Police Department in his work as an AmeriCorps member in the Law Enforcement Career Path Academy (LECPA). A partnership between ServeMinnesota, the St. Paul Police Department and Century College, LECPA was designed to increase the understanding of the American legal system and improve trust in local law enforcement.   This is … Continue reading The Future of the St. Paul Police Department Looks Like This