Matt Bostrom at a glance
Title: Assistant Chief, St. Paul Police Department, Division of Homeland Security and Support Services
Career: 25 years of law enforcement experience, including service as police officer, senior commander and assistant chief of operations. Assignments have included positions as the mayor's public safety liaison, investigator, information systems director, training director, and emergency preparedness coordinator.
Family: The St. Paul native grew up near Lake Phalen and now lives in Lowertown. Wife Cheryl; three children, Emily, Grant and Luke.
Education: Northwestern College (bachelor of science); University of St. Thomas (master of arts) and Hamline University (doctorate in public administration).
Professional: FBI National Academy Graduate, certified State of Minnesota Emergency Manager and a licensed teacher. He also is an adjunct professor at St. Mary's University, Northwestern College and Hamline University.
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