The Edina Crime Prevention Fund has chosen Sgt Kevin Rofidal as one of two Edina police officers for special recognition. He joins Edina Detective Joel Moore in being named the 2018 Mike Siitari Officers of the Year. The honor is named after former Edina Police Chief Mike Siitari.
The Edina Sun Current quotes current Edina Police Chief Dave Nelson as saying, “I fully support these two being recognized. Both of them have been with the department for many years, and the things that they do for the department are so great.”
Kevin Rofidal is credited with applying for a grant for the city to purchase a Bear Cat armored vehicle in 2003 for use in the west metro. He worked to reintroduce a K-9 unit that had been disbanded for decades. He started the K-9 retirement fund, pushing for community support and finding donors. He is the department’s self-appointed historian.
Rofidal grew up in Edina and now lives in Eden Prairie. Kevin and Minnetonka Police Officer Scott Marks spoke on “Dealing with Community Mental Health Issues” for our dinner program in February 2018. In addition, he has attended some of our SD49 community events with his children. He is always a positive individual willing to help with events whenever he can.
The award will be presented to the officers at this week's Edina city council meeting, 7 pm Tuesday, June 18, at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.