Chief of Police
Eric Werner serves as the Chief of Police and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Police Department to promote safety through community partnerships. Eric has a broad base of experience in the policing profession serving with agencies in Illinois and Minnesota. Previously he served as Chief of Police with the City of Rosemount, the Burnsville Police Department as a Captain, two smaller Minnesota local agencies and Addison, Illinois, a Chicago suburban community.
He holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University and Master’s Degree in Police Leadership, Administration and Education from St. Thomas University. Eric is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 231, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, and the Wilder Foundation’s Shannon Leadership Institute.
Captain of Patrol
Dan Wills was hired as a Police Officer with the Maple Grove Police Department on August 17, 1998. Prior to beginning his career, he was a Community Service Officer and a Police Explorer with the Maple Grove Police Department. Dan was promoted to Police Captain and assigned to the Patrol Division in October 2014.
During his tenure with the Maple Grove Police Department, Dan has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Investigator, School Liaison Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, and Emergency Response Unit Commander. He has supervised the Police Explorer Program, North Metro Range, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, and Safe Streets Initiative. He currently oversees the patrol division and is responsible for the overall operations within that division.
Dan has an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement from North Hennepin Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management/Criminal Justice Administration from Metropolitan State University, and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management from Concordia University. Dan has attended several management and leadership development programs and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 262, and Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. Lastly, Dan is a veteran of the United States Army.
Captain of Professional Standards
Captain Keith Terlinden was hired as a Maple Grove Police Officer on November 29, 1993. Prior to starting his career with Maple Grove, he was a police officer with several different police departments and a deputy with McLeod County Sheriff’s Office. Keith was promoted to captain and assigned to the Patrol Division in April, 2009. During his tenure with the Maple Grove Police Department, he has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, Emergency Response Unit Commander and Patrol Sergeant.
Captain Terlinden received an Associates of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement from Ridgewater College, Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement from Minnesota State University-Mankato, and a Master of Arts in Leadership and Management from Concordia University, St. Paul.
Captain Terlinden has attended management courses including the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Leadership Academy and Minnesota Chiefs of Police CLEO and Command Academy. He is a 2010 graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 243. Captain Terlinden served active duty in the United States Army.
Captain of Services
Adam Lindquist grew up in the City of Maple Grove, taking part in the Maple Grove Police Explorer Post and the Maple Grove Police Reserve Unit. He is a 1992 graduate of Osseo High School. Prior to starting his law enforcement career in Maple Grove, he served as Police Officer in the communities of Isle and Mora, Minnesota. In October 2001, Adam transitioned back to Maple Grove as Police Officer.
During his tenure with the Maple Grove Police Department, Adam has served in both the Patrol and Services divisions. Before being promoted to Captain of Services in 2015, Adam served as Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and Supervisor, Investigator, School Liaison Officer, Emergency Response Unit Team Leader, Jail Administrator, and Patrol Sergeant. He has also worked on a variety of successful projects including the countywide DWI program, the mass dispensing immunization plan and served as Maple Grove Days law enforcement operations coordinator.
Adam holds an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement from North Hennepin Community College and is a 2013 graduate of the 254th Executive Leadership Session of the FBI Academy.