Chief's Message

Greetings!

The City of Owatonna is full of history and tradition.  As your twelfth Chief of Police in the last 105 years, I am humbled and proud to be part of the Owatonna Police Department’s history and long-standing traditions.  As a native of Owatonna, I had the privilege to be educated and raised in this community.   I have professionally served Minnesota law enforcement agencies for over 26 years, and always had a strong yearning to return home.   On October 11, 2010, I was blessed with that opportunity, and I look forward to serving my community. 

I am fortunate and proud to serve with the men and women of the Owatonna Police Department.   As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the City of Owatonna, I look forward to establishing new partnerships and collaborations, while building on established relationships. 

The Owatonna Police Department is one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the State of Minnesota and we do not take it for granted.  Our established principles and values guide us daily in the pursuit of distinction.  The Owatonna Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe and secure community through partnerships, leadership, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.  Policing excellence through our People, our Work, and our Relationships!  

The City of Owatonna is a safe and vibrant community.  It is the citizens that make it a wonderful community to live, work, and enjoy recreation.  The Owatonna Police Department strives to maintain the peace and tranquility within our community through partnerships, enforcement efforts, and effective programming.  Ultimately, it is the watchful eyes of the citizens that make the Owatonna Police Department successful.  

I would like to thank the citizens of Owatonna for the opportunity to serve them.

Warmest Regards,

 

 

Keith E. Hiller

Chief of Police