Axel Henry joined the Saint Paul Police Department in 1998, after serving three years with the Roseville Police Department. Over his past 24 years of service in Saint Paul, he has served as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Commander in Central District, and Senior Commander of the Eastern District from 2016 to 2019, where he led 105 personnel in service to Saint Paul’s busiest police district.
He has also served in command positions in the Office of the Chief and Family and Sexual Violence Unit and was Logistics Chief for Saint Paul’s emergency response at the start of the pandemic. He currently serves as commander of Narcotics, Financial Intelligence & Human Trafficking, a position he has held since 2019. Through his array of assignments, he has command experience in every division.
Commander Henry spearheaded the City’s body-worn camera program, designed and led the Blue-Print for Safety Program, and has more than 20 years of experience as a trainer and use of force expert.
Commander Henry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of St. Thomas. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Command College at FBI Quantico and University of Virginia Master’s Program, and the Wilder Foundation’s James P. Shannon Leadership Institute.
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Assistant Police Chief Stacy Murphy
Deputy Chief of Support Services Jack Serier
Deputy Chief of Community Engagement Troy Greene
Deputy Chief of Major Crimes Paul Ford
Deputy Chief of Operations Julie Maidment