Sergeant Steve Wickelgren

After more than 26 years with the Minneapolis Police Department, Sergeant Steve Wickelgren has retired from service. He has worked in a variety of areas, including Patrol in the 2nd Precinct, DTC and R&D in the 3rd Precinct, OCU, Career Enrichment in training and narcotics and bomb/arson, Police Assistance Program, Juvenile Unit and as a DTC Sergeant.

One of Sgt. Wickelgren’s most memorable moments on the job was when he had to fight with someone for 5 minutes while they were holding a gun.

He advises that new recruits slow down and take as much time with your family as you do for your job, or even more than that.

Sgt. Wickelgren’s plans for retirement include continuing to work part-time for his private practice, If you would like to reach out to him, you can contact him via email at

Thanks, Sgt. Wickelgren, for so many years of dedicated service and enjoy your retirement!