<br />MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1969
<br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, VanValken-
<br />burg and Mayor Bredesen.
<br />DETECTIVE SERGEANT RICHARD E. ALSTAD HONORED.
<br />Detective Sergeant Richard E, Alstad who has been nominated for the International
<br />Association of Chiefs of Police Service Alyard, PARADE. Mr. Hyde added that
<br />Sergeant Alstad was the first officer assigned to the schools as a Liaison
<br />Officer and that he has been named Suburban Policeman of the Year and has
<br />been nominated for the award of National Policeman of the Year.
<br />Shaw added his commendation also, noting that as a member of the School Board,
<br />he had observed the. results of Sergeant Alstad's endeavors.
<br />son then offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:,
<br />WHEREAS, Warren C. Hyde, Village Manager, and Wayne I?, Bennett, Director of
<br />Public Safety and Chief of Police for the Village of Edina, have nominated
<br />Richard E. Alstad for'the PARADE - International Association of Chiefs of
<br />Mayor Bredesen recognized
<br />Councilman John-
<br />RE SOLUTION
<br />Police Service Award, and
<br />WHEREAS, Richard.E. Alstad entered the seryice of the Edina Police Department
<br />on September 1, 1956, and was promoted to-Detective-Juvinile Sergeant on Aug-
<br />ust 1, 1965, and
<br />WHEREAS, Richard E. Alstad was appointed the first Police-School Liaison Officer
<br />in the State of Minnesota, and
<br />WHEREAS, in cooperation with the Edina-schoo.1 officials, Richard Alstad has
<br />counseled many youths of our colhmunity and has materially assisted in the
<br />guidance of these youths toward a more useful role in society, and
<br />SJHEREAS, the personal .actions of Richard Alstad have assisted in the reduction
<br />of the ffequency and severity of Juvenile ofzeases committed by the youth of.
<br />our community, and'
<br />WHEREAS, Richard Alstad has been successful in establishing an extremely
<br />close rapport between'the Police Department and school officials and has
<br />coordinated the activities of the school with the related activities of the
<br />Police Department toward the best inteArests of the youth involved, and the
<br />community, and
<br />WHEREAS, the efforts of Richard Alstad in working with the youth of the com-
<br />munity have succeeded in serving as a deterrent in the commission oflj-uvenile
<br />offenses , and
<br />WHEREAS, the success of the Police-School Liaison team and program has been
<br />due mainly to the activities of Richard Alstad. His appearance before many
<br />school boards throughout the st-ate has resulted in the adoption of the Edina
<br />program by a number of the school districts.
<br />WHEREAS, Richard Alstad has appeared before many symposiums, panel discussions
<br />and various types of meetings concerned with juveniles, both within and outside
<br />of the State of Minnesota, to explain and promote the program, and
<br />WHEREAS; the participation of Richard Alstad has brought national recognition
<br />to the Edina Police Department, the Edina school system and the Village of
<br />Edina as indicated by the inclus'ion of the program in a published book by a
<br />nationally-known writ.er on the subject of Juvenile.Delinquency - David Loth's
<br />CRIME IN THE SUBURBS, and the appearance of the Edina program in a national
<br />publication called NATION'S SCHOOLS - and others, and
<br />WHEREAS, the ability and friendly personality of Richard Alstad have been
<br />recognized by his fellow workers in the police field as indicated by his
<br />election as President of the' Suburban Peace and Police Officers' ilssociation,
<br />and the Minnesota Juvenile Officers Association, and
<br />WHEREAS, Richard Alstad, in addition to his Police-School Liaison work, has.
<br />been instrumental in the clearance of a number of prominent criminal offenses
<br />committed within the Village for which he has received previous commendation
<br />by an Edina Village Council Eesolution, and
<br />WHEREAS, Richard Alstad was nominated for Suburban Policeman of the Year,
<br />representing the Edina Police' Department', and was subsequently selected from
<br />a number of candidates from other Hennepin County suburban Police Departments
<br />to be the Suburban Policeman of the Year,
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ESOLVED by'the Village Council, Village of Edina, that
<br />Richard Alstad be commended for the above achievements, and be nominated for
<br />the PARADE - LACP Police Service Award, and that the complete support of the
<br />Village of Edina be given to his candidacy.
<br />Motion for adoption of the resolu
<br />and carried.
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<br />. Village Clerk