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.
Adam Lindquist grew up in the City of Maple Grove and was a member of 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, Adam 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 served in both the Patrol and Services divisions. Before being promoted to Commander in 2019, he served as a captain, patrol sergeant, investigator, school resource officer, patrol officer, Emergency Response Unit team leader, jail administrator and field training program supervisor. Additionally, he worked on a variety of successful projects including the countywide DWI program, the mass dispensing immunization plan, and as the Maple Grove Days law enforcement operations coordinator.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Elected Studies degree in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State University and is a 2013 graduate of the 254th Executive Leadership Session of the FBI National Academy..
Jonathan Wetternach grew up in the northwest suburbs and volunteered as a police explorer and police reserve in his home community. In 1999, while attending college for law enforcement, Jonathan was hired as a community service officer with the Maple Grove Police Department. Jonathan was promoted to police officer in 2000. In addition to serving as a patrol officer, he held assignments as a Safe Streets Unit officer, school resource officer, and investigator. Jonathan was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2015. During his nearly four years at the rank of sergeant he served in the patrol division and the Safe Streets Unit. In 2019, Jonathan was promoted to the rank of commander and currently leads the Services Division. Additionally, he led several successful projects including implementation of automated license plate readers, field-based reporting, squad car technology, and the Place of Last Drink program.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Metropolitan State University and a Certificate in Leadership from Century College.
Travis Pobuda started his law enforcement career as a reserve officer for the Buffalo, Minnesota Police Department. In 1999, Travis was hired as a police officer with the Maple Grove Police Department. Over the next fifteen years, Travis worked as a patrol officer, field training officer, use-of-force and firearms instructor, Emergency Response Unit member and marksman, Safe Streets Unit officer, investigator, and patrol union president. Travis was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2014. As a patrol sergeant, Travis supervised the Use-of-Force and Field Training Officer teams, held leadership roles for the Emergency Response Unit as a team leader and commander. Following his promotion to captain in 2021, Travis currently leads the Professional Standards Division. He is known for his community outreach work that includes Shop-with-a-Cop and expert training in areas of Active Shooter and Workplace Violence awareness. Travis holds an Associates in Applied Science Degree from Alexandria Technical College; and attended numerous command level training courses, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association Executive Training Institute, and the Tri-City Leadership Academy.
Administrative Support Manager
The Police Department is excited to announce the creation of the Administrative Support Division and the newly created Administrative Support Division Manager position. This non-sworn position reports directly to the Chief of Police and is responsible for the direct supervision of the Police Records Management Unit Supervisor and the Property and Evidence Technician. The Administrative Support Manager, Theresa Keehn, has been with the police department since 2016, having worked in the Records Management Unit as a Records Management Technician and most recently in the Property and Evidence Unit as the Property and Evidence Technician. Prior to that Theresa worked as a Detention Sergeant in various roles for a local metro area Sheriff’s Office. As the Administrative Support Manager, her main responsibilities include overseeing data practices, records retention, city licensing background checks, budget management, policy and procedure implementation and other technical projects within the department; also performs the duties of the Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) such as managing the computerized Criminal History and Hot Files, verification of files and certification of persons operating such files.
Administrative Assistant to Chief of Police