Eden Prairie Police Department Command Staff

DeMann, James

Police Chief James DeMann
  • Departments:Police Department
  • Divisions:Police Department Administration
  • Title:Police Chief
  • Phone:952-949-6204
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Chief James DeMann started his career with the Eden Prairie Police Department as an intern in 1983 and has been a full-time officer since 1987. He was promoted to chief in 2016.

During his tenure at the EPPD, Chief DeMann has served as a patrol officer, K-9 officer, field training officer, patrol sergeant, Emergency Response Unit (ERU) assistant team leader, Field Training Unit supervisor, investigations lieutenant, patrol lieutenant, ERU commander, captain and deputy chief.

Chief DeMann earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice studies from St. Cloud State University and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

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