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Hamline School of Business partners with Minnesota Chief of Police


Hamline School of Business is a new academic partner with the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association (MCPA). As part of the announcement, Sheriff Matt Bostrom, an alumnus of Hamline’s doctorate of public administration program, talked about how the program made him a stronger leader. 
“Hamline helped me become a better executive. Finance, Organizational development all those pieces came together. Another thing was, I expanded my network and understood that public safety was a part of larger infrastructure” Bostrom has said. “I don’t know anybody that has gone through the Hamline program hasn’t come back and said that’s the best thing I ever did.” 

Matt Bostrom has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience including service as a police officer, sergeant, lieutenant, commander, senior commander, chief of staff, and assistant chief of operations. His assignments have included positions as the mayor’s public safety liaison, investigator, information systems director, training director, and emergency preparedness coordinator. 
 “It isn’t enough to have the desire, you need the tools. That is why I chose Hamline,” Bostrom has said. “Hamline provided a consistency of theory to practice.” 
 Hamline and The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association (MCPA) are academic partners. The Association’s effort is to partner with colleges and universities to further the association’s mission and to raise awareness of the academic options available for career advancement. An MCPA Academic Partner will have face-to-face contact with MCPA members during one or more of the association’s professional development academies, a voice in the association’s internal and external communications channels, the opportunity to conduct a live webinar with MCPA members, and on-site presence at the MCPA’s major training conferences and events.