Office of the Chief

Chief Axtell

Todd Axtell
Chief of Police

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Chief Todd Axtell has been honored to serve the citizens of Saint Paul for 27 years. He has risen through the ranks within the Saint Paul Police Department and has served in patrol, investigative and administrative assignments. In June 2016, Chief Axtell was appointed by Mayor Chris Coleman as Saint Paul’s 41st Chief of Police.

In his role as the department’s leader, Chief Axtell’s main priorities are:
• Addressing gun and gang violence,
• Diversifying the police department at all ranks, and
• Reaching historic levels of community engagement by implementation of a new Community Engagement Unit.

Crime Prevention Tips
Information on Becoming a Saint Paul Police Officer
SPPD Citizens Academy
Mental Health Unit 

Our community has a number of services which may be useful to those in need of mental health resources.

  • Ramsey County Crisis: 651-266-7900
  • Children’s Mental Health: 651-266-7878
  • Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • Ramsey County Adult Mental Health Urgent Care Center, 402 E. University.


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