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Interim police chief named in Rochester

Will hold the position until a permanent chief is selected.

Posted: Apr 25, 2018 12:19 PM
Updated: Apr 25, 2018 4:45 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – John Sherwin has been sworn in as Rochester’s interim police chief.

Wednesday is Roger Peterson’s last day as chief and Sherwin has been selected to fill the roll until a permanent replacement is named.

Mayor Brede and John Sherwin. Mayor Brede and John Sherwin.

“I am honored and excited for this opportunity to lead the effort in keeping Rochester safe,” says Sherwin. “Although this appointment is temporary, I am devoted to moving the department forward and setting the state for our next Chief.”

Sherwin in a 20-year veteran of law enforcement and joined the Rochester Police Department in 2001

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