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Honoring Pauline Sager
Earlier this month, EPPD Investigative Aide Pauline Sager celebrated her 40-year work anniversary with the Eden Prairie Police Department. She is the longest-tenured employee to ever serve the EPPD. Yesterday, Pauline’s co-workers, former co-workers and family surprised her with a luncheon to honor her service to the city.
Pauline began working for the EPPD in 1979 as a Community Service Officer (CSO). In 1980, she was promoted to the supervisor of that unit. In addition to traditional CSO assignments, Pauline also began working on check fraud cases for Investigations. In 1993, Pauline began to work full-time in Investigations, specializing in financial fraud crimes. Since that time, Pauline has worked on, and solved, hundreds of crimes.
Pauline frequently assists officers and investigators with financial fraud cases, patiently walking them through the process of investigating and documenting the complexities of these types of cases. She is always willing to drop whatever she is doing in order to help a colleague, including sitting it on interviews with individuals involved in financial fraud cases.
In 2016, Pauline, on her own initiative, created two uniform financial fraud information packets: one for victims and a corresponding set of guidelines for law enforcement.
The packet for victims provides specific steps on how to report a financial crime, close compromised accounts and manage credit reports. The packet for law enforcement includes specific checklists for officers taking the calls and investigators who are assigned the cases. These guidelines were adopted by the Hennepin County Chiefs of Police Association and the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. The creation of these packets has resulted in the streamlining of the process for both law enforcement and victims.
Pauline’s value to the EPPD cannot be overstated. She is committed to preventing financial fraud and helping those who fall victim to fraud. She is a dedicated public servant whose positivity and work ethic is an inspiration to all who work with her. Congratulations Pauline on 40 years of service to the community!