Watch the Stories

In the videos below you'll hear law enforcement agents of all kind tell their story of what it is truly like to protect and serve in the 21st century. Hear why they wear the badge here... 

GB Leighton Concert 

Watch a recording of our live concert event hosted by GB Leighton here!

Officer Sara Schutte  

Environmental biologist? Country superstar? Patrol officer.  

K9 Handler Reggie Larson  

Working with K9 units 

Officer Bob Petrasek  pt.2          

Motorcycle accident assistance       

Officer Bob Petraske  

Waterville school resource officer


State Trooper Karla Bearce  

Crash reconstruction specialist


Investigator Keandre Ghoram  

Influencing youth in communities


Officer Tyler Sinclair  

Technology in policing 


Detective Matt Grochow pt. 2  

Drug court 



Detective Matt Grochow Pt. 1  

Working with Gustavus Adolphus College


Officer Tom Chaffin  

Policing from big city TX to small town MN


Sergeant Jose Pelaez Pt. 2  

Answering the call after 9/11


Sergeant Jose Pelaez pt. 1  

From military to policing 


Officer Erika Penner  

How community service got her interested


Officer Crystal Jones  

Connecting with high school students


Officer Ericka Running  

Building bikes for kids


Officer Erin Holznagel  

Working with specialty teams 


Chief Stephanie Revering  

Women in law enforcement


Officer Mike Santos 

Being proud of what you do


Trooper Mike Cleveland  

LETO (training program)


Chief Medaria Arradondo  

To be stewards of the public trust


Stories highlighting what officers are doing in their communities 


Chief Brady Juell, Elko New Market

In Elko New Market, Chief Brady Juell created the program “Lunch with the Chief” to build and maintain relationships with students. At Eagle View Elementary, when students are caught doing something nice or going above and beyond to help another student, teachers give out “Soar Award” tickets. Those tickets are put into a drawing and winner is picked each week. The weekly winner is able to pick from several prizes such as getting the principal’s chair for the day, shadowing the principal, having lunch with the principal, extra recess time, or having lunch with the Chief of Police or another officer. Chief Juell began the program with a goal of having lunch at the school once a month—however, it has become so popular among kids that he is now spending lunch at the school at least once or twice a week! In order to make lunch more special, it is eaten at a separate table set up just for Soar Award winners. Chief Juell also purchased Junior Police Hats and Neck Badges for his guests to wear (a very popular addition to the program!). Thank you to Chief Juell and Eagle View Elementary for sharing such a fun program with us! 


Chief Appel, Worthington 

Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel has implemented a new program in Worthington Schools called “Blue in the School”. All officers are encouraged to spend time in the school classrooms or hallways interacting with the students. Chief Appel leads by example as he has spent many hours reading in the classrooms and making friends with the students. His favorite book to read is The Wonky Donkey. Chief Appel also gives out a copy of this book to each student.


 Quotes from officers on why they wear the badge

Officer Hassan Robertson, Brooklyn Park



Officer Joel Rodriguez, Champlin