The Eden Prairie Police Department blog provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about the people who work there — their stories, their lives, their work in Eden Prairie and their thoughts on topics from driving to dogs.
Officer & Violinist
During the afternoons and evenings, you can find EPPD Officer Jordan Koras walking the beat as a retail crime officer inside Eden Prairie Center, responding to medical emergencies, shoplifters and lost children. When he’s not at work, Officer Koras spends part of his free time as a violinist with the Eden Prairie String Academy, where he has played since 1999.
While the orchestra primarily consists of school-aged children, alumni of the program are welcome to perform with the group. The Academy performs concerts in the Twin Cities, across the U.S. and has even performed in Europe. Most recently the orchestra played the national anthem at a Timberwolves game.
Officer Koras has played the violin since third grade and was a member of the Eden Prairie High School orchestra program through graduation.
In addition to working as a retail crime officer, Officer Koras is also an instructor in the department’s training unit and serves on a team researching the potential use of unmanned aerial systems by the department.