Congratulations to Roseville Police Officer Thomas Pitzl. The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association honored peace officers, including Officer Pitzl, at its 2016 Executive Training Institute Annual Awards Banquet on April 19.
Officer Pitzl received a Meritorious Service Award. The award is presented to law enforcement officers for outstanding acts of achievement over a sustained period of time. Pitzl joined Detective Derrick Brinkman from the Savage Police Department and Officer Bryan C. Bye from the Burnsville Police Department in receiving the award this year.
Pitzl has been an officer for the Roseville Police Department since 2005. He has been involved in numerous leadership roles, including patrol officer, detective, school liaison officer, IMPACT officer (street crimes unit), field training officer, hostage/crisis negotiator, CERT Officer, Explorer advisor, Taser instructor, and background investigator.
Throughout his years on the police force, Pitzl has been recognized by his peers and residents alike for his service. He has received 11 Unit Citations, five Letters of Commendation, and countless letters of appreciation. In 2010, Pitzl was awarded the Roseville Sergeant Eric Christensen Leadership Award for his superior accomplishments and continuing long term professional involvement encompassing problem solving, planning, organization, communication, strong work ethic, high performance and a positive attitude.
The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association is a professional association and the voice for police executives in Minnesota. Its mission is to enhance the quality of police leadership. The association was founded in 1954 as a training and social organization to network and exchange ideas between and among law enforcement executives.