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Instructor Information

Page history last edited by Cheryl Rolland 9 years, 11 months ago

Cheryl Rolland


Police Sergeant with 21 ½ years of experience currently assigned to  the Officer Development Unit of the Duluth Police Department.    

Experience with the Duluth Police includes fifteen years experience  training police recruit officers , including five years as a training

program supervisor; four years as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Instructor; three years as a Detective Sergeant in 

Major Crimes Investigative; five years as a Patrol Sergeant; and one   year as the Supervising Sergeant of Financial and Property Crimes.

Other experience includes six years as a Police Training Consultant instructing the U.S. Department of Justice and COPPS model Police  

Training Officer (PTO) Program through the Upper Midwest  Community Policing Institute and the Police Society for Problem Based

Learning; and two months as an Instructor/Technical Advisor assigned to the Ethiopia Federal Police Academy in Addis Ababa through

the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP). 




2005 to present               College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota

M.Ed., Curriculum Development and Instruction

  Completing courses directed toward M.Ed., Curriculum Development and Instruction. 

  Anticipated graduation December 2010. 

  Honors status with a 4.0 GPA


1993 to 2004                    College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota

B.S., Behavioral Arts and Science                                                                

  Concentration in Psychology and Management       

  Honors Graduate, December 2004


1980 to 1982    North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota                        

1982                   Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, Minnesota                                               

A.A.S., Law Enforcement

  General and Law Enforcement

  Honors Graduate


Professional  Experience    


2004 to present   Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Instructor Trainer

  Instruct 40 hour Police Training Officer (PTO) Trainer Courses in Minnesota and Wisconsin.


2007 to present    Police Society for Problem Based Learning in Seattle, Washington

Instructor Trainer

  Instruct 40 hour Police Training Officer (PTO) Trainer Course for King County Sheriff’s Office in Seattle Washington


2005         International Criminal Investigative Training  Assistance Program (ICITAP) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                                                                                                         

Instructor Trainer / Technical Advisor

  Provide basic police skills training to the Ethiopia Federal Police, including courses on Instructor Development,   

           Human Rights, Gender Issues, Domestic Violence, Traffic Stop Procedures, Emergency Incident Response,

           Handcuffing, and Officer Down/Rescue Tactics.

  Implement a variety of modern technology, including computers, video equipment and digital photography

           equipment into police skills training.  Provide technical skills training to the Ethiopia Federal Police.

  Prepare weekly progress reports, summarizing all training activities and identifying any challenges facing the program.

  Interact with Ethiopia Federal Police command staff personnel and U.S. Embassy personnel to promote the training program and ensure a successful mission.


1990 to present    Duluth Police Department in Duluth, Minnesota

Police Sergeant/Police Officer    


  Assignment included managing a patrol staff        

  Served as a committee member for Domestic Violence Response Team (1997)

  Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Instructor (2000 to 2003)

  Community Officer/Investigator (1998 to 2000)

  Field Training Officer  (1993 to 2000)

  Field Training Supervisor (2000 - 2003)

  Instructor Trainer for Police Training Officer (PTO) Program and Police Training Officer (PTO) Program Supervisor (2004 - 2008).


2002 to 2003          Duluth Airport Authority in Duluth, Minnesota

Police Officer

  Provided airport gate and premise security for arriving and departing flights.

  Patrolled airport terminal and provide police presence for security.


1989 to 1990          St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office in Duluth, Minnesota

Deputy Sheriff

  Initiated undercover narcotics investigations in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota including St. Louis County, Carlton County, Itasca County, Lake County and Cook County.

  Developed informant information and followed up on intelligence regarding the sale and manufacturing of narcotics.


1988 to 1989        Minneapolis/St. Paul International  Airport Police Department  in St. Paul, Minnesota  

Police Officer

  Responded to 911calls for police service.

  Enforced state laws, federal laws and airport ordinances on airport property and air operations area.

  Provided assistance to employees and public.


1985 to 1988          New Hope Police Department in New Hope Minnesota

Police Clerk/Jail Assistant


1982 to 1985          Mrs. Field’s Cookies in California and Minnesota

Retail Manager


1979 to 1982          Unity Medical Center in  Fridley, Minnesota

Personnel Secretary


Professional   Memberships


Police Society for Problem Based Learning

Board Member  (2008 to present)


Minnesota Peace and Police Officers Association

Member (1988 to present)

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