5 Questions 5 Minutes Officer Lindgren

5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Officer Josh Lindgren

Officer Josh Lindgren

We sat down with our Foley Police Department officers to ask 5 questions in 5 minutes. Here’s what Officer Josh Lindgren had to say.

1. What motivated you to become a police officer?

My family was the largest contributing factor for my aspirations to become a police officer. I grew up in family with multiple generations of law enforcement officers. Several family members were and still are active law enforcement administrators. Growing up in that type of environment, I knew that I wanted to go into law enforcement as well. I decided to attend St. Cloud State University to pursue a degree in criminal justice studies. While going to school, I was hired with the St. Cloud State University Public Safety Department. I worked for the Public Safety Department for several years while working toward my degree and loved every minute of it, which solidified my decision to become a police officer.

2. What is your favorite thing about being a police officer in Foley?

My favorite thing about working for Foley is the people. There are a lot of opportunities to engage with the community. Being able to take some time every now and then to get out of a squad car and get to know the people you’re serving is my favorite aspect of working for Foley.

3. What is one thing you wish people knew about being a police officer in a small town?

The population of the town may be relatively small, but the number of people present in the city fluctuates greatly depending on the time of day. With two major highways running through town, the influx of people creates a larger population of people to serve.

4. What do you like to do in your spare time?

If I’m not working you can usually find me doing something outdoors. I enjoy hunting and fishing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with my family and friends.

5. High fives or fist bumps?

Fist bumps.