Commander Joshua Otis oversees the daily operations of the patrol division. The patrol division consists of six patrol sergeants and twenty-four patrol officers.
Under his command and control, Commander Otis is responsible for the department’s patrol operations which consist of; Accident Investigation, Parking Enforcement, Traffic Enforcement.
His command responsibilities also include oversight of the department’s Community Policing and Crime Prevention program and SWAT program, as well as the Criminal Justice Network, Police Reserves, department technology and communications, and alarm program.
Commander Otis began his career with the Inver Grove Heights Police Department in 2001. He rose through the ranks serving in a wide variety of assignments. He has served as Commander since 2018.