NEWSBRIEF: Roseville police promote from within for deputy chief

Erika Scheider

Police Lt. Erika Scheider is taking on new responsibilities. She has been named Roseville deputy chief of police. It is a new position approved by the Roseville City Council as part of the 2019 budget that had not been filled since 2003.

As administrative lieutenant, Scheider oversees community service officers and public information officer responsibilities. As part of her new responsibilities, Scheider will also oversee police administrative services and the community relations coordinator.

Scheider holds a master’s degree in police leadership, administration and education from the University of St. Thomas and a graduate certificate in criminal justice from University of Virginia. In 2015, she trained at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

In college, Scheider was studying to be a social worker, but after doing a ride-along during an internship, she decided that police work was a better fit. She saw that as a police officer every day she would have many opportunities to help others.

She started working as a patrol officer in Roseville in 1997. In 2001, Scheider became a detective. Over the years, she received several promotions and new responsibilities, becoming lieutenant of investigations in 2011, lieutenant of operations in 2014 and lieutenant of administration in 2017.

“The deputy chief position better reflects the job of a true second in command of the Roseville Police Department. I am very happy we were able to re-establish the deputy chief position with Deputy Chief Scheider in that role. She is a wonderful leader,” said Police Chief Rick Mathwig.

“The deputy chief adds a supervisory position at the police department that furthers our intentional efforts at succession planning and recognizing leadership qualities in our police officers,” added Mathwig.

Scheider is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association and the Ramsey County Chiefs Association. She has trained as a hostage and crisis negotiator and has mentored at-risk youths.

“I feel very honored to be selected for this role,” said Scheider. “I am grateful to work in a department with so many dedicated and professional officers, employees and leaders. I’m looking forward to the challenges of the new position and ensuring that the department continues to provide the highest level of service we can to the Roseville community.”

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