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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Todd Milburn Tabbed to Lead Edina Police

Edina, Minn., Aug. 11, 2021 – A veteran of nearly 30 years in one of Minnesota’s largest and most diverse cities, Todd Milburn has been selected as the next Chief of the Edina Police Department, City Manager Scott Neal announced.

Milburn, who comes to Edina after a distinguished career in Brooklyn Park, begins his duties Monday, Aug. 16.

“I’m looking forward to Todd joining our executive leadership team and leading our Police Department,” Neal said. “He has the right combination of law enforcement experience and outstanding communication skills.  I think he’s going to do great work in Edina.”

Milburn has served as the Deputy Chief since 2014 in Brooklyn Park, where he has worked his way up the ranks after beginning his career as a Community Service Officer in 1992. Among Milburn’s responsibilities in Brooklyn Park were overseeing all functions of the Patrol Division, with particular focus on 911 response, community engagement and community-oriented policing. His other roles with the department included Patrol Officer, SWAT Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Public Information Officer and Inspector/Commander.

“I’m so excited to jump into this position and take on the challenge,” Milburn said. “I’m very blessed and happy that the residents of Edina, the leadership team and the Council have taken me on in this role, and I’m going to give all my effort to continue to advance the department in contemporary policing, focusing on the team dynamic of the employees of the police department.”

Milburn, a St. Paul native, earned his degree in Organizational Management & Leadership from Concordia University.

For more information on the Edina Police Department, visit or call 952-826-1610. 

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