Kris Arneson, MA, Asst. Chief (RET)
League of Women Voters, Minneapolis
We the People Police Series--Women on the Force (with Laura Goodman, Kris Arneson, and Dr. Tanya Gladney) 11/09/2020
American Refugee Podcast
“Escape the Room” Real stories about women escaping domestic violence situations and how it can feel like getting out of a domestic violence situation is like playing an escape room. With Kris Arneson and other professionals who deal with the harsh realities of domestic violence and try to help. Published: 10/9/2020.
Police Leaders Speak Out: “Women in Law Enforcement Must Have a Seat at the Table by Laura Goodman, Juliann Brunzell, Kris Arneson, Linda Finney, Deborah Montgomery and Linda S. Miller 6/23.2020
Police Executive Research Forum study in Cedar Riverside and Minneapolis Police “Operationalizing Procedural Justice to Build Police Community Trust and Reduce Crime in Minority Communities.” 2017.
Minneapolis Domestic Abuse Misdemeanor Project
Office of Justice Diagnostic Analysis
Kris Arneson, Assistant Chief (RET) Minneapolis Police Department, spent over 32 years in public safety working in just about every aspect of police work, including the bureau chief for patrol and major investigations. Kris led two precincts, the first tour in southwest Minneapolis and the second the downtown precinct. She also worked a variety of assignments, most notably homicide investigations and street supervision in multiple precincts. Just before her retirement she was instrumental in bringing in the Women in Blue documentary exploring gender, violence and policing in America.
In her role as Assistant Chief, Kris worked with federal and national organizations to improve community policing in all neighborhoods, but specifically the East African community in Cedar Riverside and the African American communities in north Minneapolis. The results of those projects are published. She worked closely with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) to develop an internationally recognized, published, procedural justice program in the Cedar Riverside East African Community. Kris was instrumental in creating model policies in domestic violence that increased conviction rates.
Kris continues to connect with public safety professionals by teaching two graduate leadership classes in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas. The first class is Federal & National Policy where students learn first-hand how the federal government handles policy around the topic of human trafficking. She also teaches about the Holocaust in this class.
She currently sits on the board of Education for Critical Thinking and is an Advisor for the Advocates for Human Rights where she meets with countries in eastern Europe to advise on their domestic violence laws. Kris has a graduate degree in Leadership and Education from the University of St. Thomas and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.