Three finalists selected for Rosemount police chief position
Three finalists have been selected for the open Rosemount chief of police position.
They are Jewel Ericson, police lieutenant in Rosemount, Michael Marben, police captain in Apple Valley and Eric Werner, police captain in Burnsville.
The public is invited to meet three finalists to lead Rosemount’s Police force during an open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, in the council chambers on the second floor of Rosemount City Hall, 2875 145th St. W.
There will be no formal program.
The Rosemount City Council will conduct formal interviews of the finalists on Aug. 6.
The finalists were selected following interviews by two panels composed of both representatives of the community and city staff, as well as the police chief of a neighboring community.
The opening occurred when Police Chief Gary Kalstabakken retired from the Rosemount force on May 31.
Ericson has been with the Rosemount department for the past 27 years, serving in a variety of capacities.
He has been a lieutenant for the past six years. Prior to that, he was a patrol sergeant for 16 years and a police officer for four and a half years.
Marben, has been a captain in Apple Valley since 2006, according to his LinkedIn profile, overseeing the patrol and support services divisions over that time. He’s also served as a police officer, detective and sergeant with the department.
He previously was a police officer in Prior Lake for nearly six years before starting in Apple Valley in 1990.
Marben is a Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command graduate and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a master’s degree in public safety administration from Saint Mary’s University.
Werner, who was not selected but was one of five finalists for the open Apple Valley chief of police position, has been a police captain in Burnsville since October 2004, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He served on the Dakota County Drug Task Force Advisory Board from 2004-2010 in the capacities as chairman, vice chairman and secretary.
Werner has a master of arts in police leadership, education and administration from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor of arts in organizational management and communication from Concordia University.
He is a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rosemount.