Commander Joshua Otis oversees the daily operations of the administrative and support services division. The administrative and support services division consists of four civilian staff.
Under his command and control, Commander Otis is responsible for the department’s day to day administrative duties as well as the operations of support services which consist of; the collection, recording, reporting, release, and storage of department records. Support Services is are management of these records involves the collection, recording, reporting, release, and storage of these records. This is all accomplished by following the Minnesota Historical Commission Rules, State of Minnesota reporting requirements, court orders, subpoenas, public disclosure requests, and other federal and state reporting requirements.
His command responsibilities also include oversight of the department’s internal affairs, data practices, grant management, policy and procedure review, fitness and wellness program, department technology and communications, and alarm program.
Commander Otis began his career with the Inver Grove Heights Police Department in 2001. He rose through the ranks serving in a wide variety of assignments. He has served in command level position since 2012.