Administration

The Administration Division is responsible for the day-to-day administration of providing law enforcement services to the citizens of Owatonna.  The Chief of Police is responsible for a budget of just above $4.3 million and the department's 75 employees.  The staff consists of full-time, part-time, shared and volunteer members.  The Chief of Police reports directly to the City Administrator.  The Administrative Division is comprised of the Chief of Police, an Administrative Sergeant and an Administrative Assistant.  Under the leadership of Police Chief Keith Hiller, the Owatonna Police Department continues to guide the delivery of efficient and effective service to the community through high standards of service delivery and professionalism.  This guidance ensures victims of crime and those experiencing personal emergencies are treated with compassion.  It also seeks the cooperation with the community through the development and implementation of local partnerships in solving local problems, through efficient and effective utilization of resources, environmental scanning and an intelligence-led problem-solving approach.   The Department will continue to work towards achieving best practices and embrace management principles that ensure staff have the appropriate authority, accountability, tools, education, training and development to deliver professional services.  In addition, The Owatonna Police Department promotes a safe and healthy working environment, engenders the principles of equity and diversity, and develops progressive career path opportunities that balance the needs of individuals and the organization.  The Administration provides leadership, supervision and review, and updates and evaluates departmental practices and procedures utilizing change-management strategies.