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Department of Public Safety Commissioner Bob Jacobson selects Christina Bogojevic as new chief of the Minnesota State Patrol

ST. PAUL — Interim Col. Christina Bogojevic will be the Minnesota State Patrol’s next colonel, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Bob Jacobson announced. Bogojevic has been with the State Patrol for more than 20 years and has served as second in command since December 2022.

“Interim Col. Bogojevic brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership and dedication, not only to the organization, but to law enforcement as a whole,” Jacobson said. “She embodies the State Patrol’s core values and cares deeply for the people with whom she works with and serves. I am confident she will continue to make a positive impact within the State Patrol and communities across our state.”

Bogojevic joined the State Patrol in 2003. Prior to being named lieutenant colonel, she served as captain of the Rochester district, mobile response commander, lieutenant in the Commercial Vehicle section, investigator, recruiter and crash reconstruction specialist.

“Working for the State Patrol is so much more than a job to me. It’s a passion. I care deeply about our people and our mission. I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as chief,” Bogojevic said. “I look forward to working with Minnesota State Patrol staff and allied agencies who work so hard to keep residents safe on Minnesota roadways.”

Bogojevic said she looks forward to collaborating on new ideas and efforts to lower Minnesota’s traffic fatality rate, which is up this year when compared to last year. She’s also passionate about developing innovative ways to recruit and retain troopers.

Bogojevic (Bogo-YAY-vich) was named interim colonel following Col. Matt Langer’s announcement that he was leaving the State Patrol for a position with the International Association of Chiefs of Police. She will officially take over as colonel on May 2.

 

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