For Release: Immediately
Hopkins, MN., September 21, 2016 – The City of Hopkins announced today that Hopkins Police Chief Mike Reynolds will be retiring from law enforcement effective October 14, 2016. Chief Reynolds will be taking an early retirement from law enforcement and pursuing another career in the private sector as the Director of Corporate Security for Allina Health.
Chief Reynolds has been the Hopkins Police Chief for the last six years, and in that time Hopkins received international awards for our efforts in community policing, a civil rights award for the JCPP Program, recognition from MetLife Foundation for the police department’s community engagement and collaboration, and recognition from the Hopkins Business and Civic Association for community improvement.
Chief Reynolds has been instrumental in creating and supporting programs like Cops & Kids Fishing, Shopping with Cops, Hoops with Cops, the City’s participation in Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and the Hopkins Summer Youth Mentoring Program.
“Chief Reynolds made a positive impact in the six years he has been Chief. He has implemented several changes in his six years that have made the Hopkins Police Department better today than it was six years ago. We wish him well in his next venture,” stated City Manager Mornson.
City Manager Mike Mornson has selected Captain Brent Johnson to fill the Police Chief’s position. Captain Johnson has been with the Hopkins Police department since 1998 and served as the Captain for the past five years (see related press release).
Ari Lenz, Assistant City Manager