Meet Osseo’s New Police Lieutenant
Osseo is home to approximately 2,600 residents who all live within one square mile of land.
According to Osseo’s new police lieutenant, Todd Kintzi, the close proximity breeds a familiarity among residents that’s as unique as the city’s name.
“I can drive up and down the street, any block here, and point out any house,” said Kintzi. “I can almost tell you who lives in every house, and everybody knows me, too.”
Kintzi, a sixteen-year veteran of the police force, was recently promoted to the role of Osseo Police Lieutenant.
He was first hired by the Osseo Police Department in 2007 as a part-time officer. The following year he was promoted to full-time.
In addition to four full-time officers, the Osseo Police Department has ten part-time officers on staff.
“This Is Where I Feel Like I Belong”
While Kintzi will still patrol the streets, he’s excited for the new responsibilities that come with being lieutenant.
“This is kind of a bridge between… management and still being a street officer,” said Kintzi. “I’m still going to be out taking calls… [and] interacting with residents, but now I have to interact more with council members and elected officials, and it’s really rewarding to be able to network with all those people.”
According to Kintzi, his commitment to serve the residents of Osseo has never been stronger.
“This is where I feel like I belong,” Kintzi said. “I’ve been here for 16 years, there’s been a lot of turnover in the last few years, but… I like the city, I like the department, and I don’t see myself being anywhere else.”
For information about open police officer positions, you can visit the Osseo Police Department’s website.
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