Police Advisory Commission

Board Objectives

The purpose of the Maplewood Police Advisory Commission is to support, review, advise, and collaborate with the Maplewood Police Department and its officers. The commission shall provide the department with the diverse perspectives of community members who are informed about department functions and capabilities and community needs.

The commission shall collaborate with police department leadership by providing community and professional perspective on department initiatives, including the review of various performance measures, police officer training, and development offerings, and community policing efforts.

The Commission is to be a mechanism for the both the City’s police department and members of the community to be heard with a goal of deepening understanding of the complexities of modern policing in the pursuit of community safety.

  1. Anne Bryson

  2. Sylvia Neblett

  3. Sarah Lilja

  4. Melissa Sonnek

  5. Kathryn Hatlestad

  6. Mary Schoenborn

The City of Maplewood is currently accepting applications to fill openings on this commission!  Please consider applying today!  

The Police Advisory Commission is a new commission.  The City Council will interview candidates that apply and will appoint individuals to fill these openings.  Follow this link to find the Commission & Boards Application.  Completed applications should be submitted to the City Manager’s Office at 1830 County Road B E, Maplewood, MN 55109. Applications are accepted at any time. Interview sessions are held approximately 3 - 4 times per year.

Interviews for new commissioners will be held on Monday, August 28, during the City Council Workshop.  If you wish to be considered and interviewed at that time, please submit your application by Friday, August 18.