Metro Transit Police Department announces new chief

Metro Transit Police Department announces new chief Photo: KSTP

Updated: July 12, 2019 11:26 AM

The Metro Transit Police Department announced Friday that it has named a new chief of police. 

The department said Minneapolis Police Inspector Eddie Frizell will fill the position on Aug. 5. 


Frizell has served as the First Precinct inspector since 2017. As the first precinct inspector, he played a key role in planning for the Super Bowl in 2018.

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Serving 26 years with the department, he also worked as a deputy chief of police, a SWAT negotiator, internal affairs investigator and inspector of the Fifth Precinct. 

"I look forward to leading the group of law enforcement professionals at the Metro Transit Police Department as we continue to serve our region with respect, professionalism and a commitment to guardianship for our riders, employees and the communities throughout our transit system," Frizell said.

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