Commander Dennis Haugland 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 Haugland is responsible for the department’s patrol operations which consist of providing police services to the community 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. These services include in-progress crimes, medicals, crisis calls involving psychological/emotional issues, traffic enforcement, motor vehicle crashes, disputes, and general crime reports.
His command responsibilities also include oversight on the department's Body-worn cameras, mobile video recorders, Event Coordinator, Community Policing and Crime Prevention program, Police Reserve and Police Explorer programs, and SWAT.
Commander Haugland began his career with the Inver Grove Heights Police Department in 2005. He rose through the ranks serving in a wide variety of assignments. He has served in a command level position since 2018.