Chief Jeff Tate


Jeff Tate is the Shakopee, MN Police Chief. Shakopee, a city of 40,000 about 20 minutes from Minneapolis, is home to horse racing and an amusement park.


Jeff has been police chief since 2009. Tate joined the Shakopee Police Department as a patrol officer in August 1998, was promoted to sergeant in April 2001, and captain in April 2006. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in public administration. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2007 and serves as a board member of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.


In 2016, Chief Tate received the City Administrator’s Leadership Award. City Administrator Bill Reynolds presented the award to Tate at the beginning of the Shakopee City Council meeting. “I was immediately struck by Chief Tate by one quality that I don’t think you find from people...and that’s a degree of humility and public service that is unparalleled,” said Reynolds.


The Shakopee Police have been awarded the Community Policing Award twice from the International Chiefs of Police Association.


Chief Tate joins The CopDoc on July 5th, 2021.