Bob Jacobson, Subdistrict 4


I have lived in the Como Park community for more than five years. My wife, Diane, and I are retired, both from public service. We have five children and five grandchildren and are proud residents of St. Paul.

My career includes more than 32 years in law enforcement, with 16 years as the Police Chief/Director of Public Safety for the City of New Brighton, retiring in 2016. I then spent 2-½ years teaching and training police chiefs from around the State of MN with a focus on leadership and resiliency skills. I later served as the Interim Inspector General for the MN Department of Human Services during some of their more turbulent times. I also have served on numerous other Boards and Commissions including Ramsey County’s Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) as well as other local and nonprofit boards. I am also past president of the MN Chiefs of Police Association and the MN Emergency Managers Association.

My hope is that my experience working in groups, building consensus and having the difficult discussions in a respectful manner can assist the Como Community Council especially as it relates to public safety and community-building issues.

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