Special Operations Training Association of the Upper Midwest

About Us

Officers

President - Brian Mueller

Chief Deputy, Washington County Sheriff’s Office in charge of Patrol/SWAT

Over 17 years law enforcement: Patrol, Drug Task Force, Washington County SWATCommand, Tactical operator

brian.mueller@co.washington.mn.us

 

Vice President

JOHN JORGENSEN
Roseville Police
2660 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN. 55113
Ph: 612/792-7008
JJorgensen@sotamidwest.org

SECRETARY

JOEL LEGUT
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant
15015 62nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Ph: 651-329-6103
JLegut@sotamidwest.org

TREASURER

BOB SHENE
Duluth Police Dept.
2030 N. Arlington Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
Ph: 218-730-5499
RShene@sotamidwest.org

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

LIAM DUGGAN
Saint Paul Police Dept.
389 N. Hamline Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
Ph: 952-212-8081
LDuggan@sotamidwest.org

Conference Chairperson

JASON TANSKI
Duluth Police Dept.
2030 N. Arlington Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
Ph: 218-730-5679
jTanski@duluthmn.gov

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

RONALD BURG
SOTA Upper Midwest
PO Box 26531
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Ph: 612-470-7928
info@sotamidwest.org

What is S.O.T.A.?

Special Operations Training Association

Special Operations Training Association of the Upper Midwest is a non-profit organization comprised of public safety personnel; including tactical officers, crisis negotiators, safety personnel; legal advisors, communication support, and paramedics.

The association was created by its members and for its members to bring special operations training to all the public safety organizations in the upper midwest.

 

Upcoming Events

 

S.O.T.A. does not endorse any specific training course, company, individuals or curriculum unless specified. S.O.T.A., its members, Board of Directors, their heirs, staff and volunteers are not responsible for the content, delivery or application of any training received. It is the sole responsibility of the registering agency and attendee(s) to vett and accept responsibility for training attended and applied. Thank You.

Representatives

AREA E-1 METRO

ANDREW VAN DORN
Farmington Police Dept.
19500 Municipal Drive
Farmington, MN 55024
avandorn@ci.farmington.mn.us

AREA E-3 METRO

CULLEN CZECH
Anoka County Sheriff’s Office
13301 Hanson Blvd NW
Andover, MN. 55304
Cullen.Czech@co.anoka.mn.us

TEMS DIRECTOR

DAN JOHNSON
North Memorial Air Care
3300 Oakdale Ave N.
Robbinsdale, MN. 55422
Ph: 763-581-9927
Dan.Johnson@northmemorial.com

AREA D

ERIC KILIAN
Sergeant Hutchinson Police Dept
10 Franklin Street S.W.
Hutchison, MN 55350-2464
Ph:320-234-4483
EKilian@sotamidwest.org

AREA E-2 METRO

JESSE LOWTHER
East Metro SWAT
Roseville Police Dept.
2660 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN 55113
Jesse.Lowther@cityofroseville.com

AREA C

LUCAS DINGMANN
St. Cloud Police Department
101 11th Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 55412
Ph: 320/345-4412
LDingmann@sotamidwest.org

AREA B

NATHAN BRECHT
Commander – West Central SWAT
Pope County Sheriff’s Office
130 E. Minnesota Avenue
Glenwood, MN 56334
320-634-5411
NBrecht@sotamidwest.org

AREA A

ROB HURST
Duluth Police Dept.
2030 N. Arlington Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
RHurst@sotamidwest.org

CNT DIRECTOR

STEVE STRECKER
Anoka County Sheriff’s Office
13301 Hanson Blvd, NW
Andover, MN 55304
Ph: 763-323-5000
Steven.Strecker@co.anoka.mn.us

Area Map