Off The Clock: Chief Stephanie Revering
You can imagine how stressful it can be at times for a police chief. Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering has had her share of on-the-job stresses. The 2015 disappearance of Barway Collins comes to mind. The 10-year-old was murdered by his father.
Revering calls the case one of the most stressful times in her career. It was during that time, her husband encouraged her to pick up the acoustic guitar.
Music Soothes Revering’s Soul
“Music has always helped me throughout my life and definitely during the Barway Collins case,” explained Revering.
Revering first learned to play the instrument while in fifth grade. However, life got in the way and she took a break from playing. After graduating high school, she attended North Hennepin, studying business fashion before deciding to become a cop.
“One day I got bored at the business classes, decided to take an intro to criminal justice class and fell in love,” she said.
Her father, Andrew Revering, was a big influence in her career choice. He was a police officer for 33 years in Anoka, including police chief for 15 of those years.
Family a Top Priority
Revering says family is a top priority. She married her best friend’s brother. But it took awhile for them to get to that point. They were 15 when they met for the first time.
“I fell in love with him from the moment I saw him,” she remembered.
But they went their separate ways and years later, reconnected at a family gathering.
“We’ve been married since 2014 and I have two adult step children, two boys who live in Wisconsin,” she said.
While her career and family were in the forefront, She says her love for music was always playing in the background. And while a tragic situation returned her to strumming, it’s a passion she’s not letting go of anytime soon.