Visionary leader, trailblazer, transformational change agent.


Leading through crisis.


Janeé Harteau, now retired Minneapolis Chief of Police, is no stranger to controversy and crisis, having led the Minneapolis Police Department through transformational change during some of the most politically charged, and turbulent times in recent history. Harteau worked her way through the ranks at the Minneapolis Police Department to being named the first female chief in Minneapolis' history and one of Fortune magazine's list of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders. 

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MPD 2.0, Janeé Harteau’s strategic policing platform,  has received national and international recognition as a model to implement 21st century policing concepts. MPD 2.0 increases communication and transparency with the community while providing officers with opportunities for professional development, with the common goal of public safety through constitutional policing. Click the image below to read.

I found your talk to be inspiring, reassuring, and just plain brilliant. You are thoughtful, believable and funny. The citizens of Minneapolis are fortunate that you are our Chief of Police.
— Participant Target Corporation Employee
Harteau exemplifies everything the Woman of the Year Award stands for: Leading change, leading people, building coalitions, driving results and building the next generation of women law enforcement executives.
— NAWLEE President Dawn Layman

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Offering hope, bringing followers physically together, and building bridges with others.
— Fortune Magazine’s ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’

A smart cop, a savvy administrator and a natural leader.
— R.T. Rybak, Former Minneapolis Mayor
Janee is a dynamic speaker who delivers her message in a humorous, candid and motivating fashion. I admire her for being so “real.” She has the toughest job in the state but approaches it with compassion, drive and determination.
— Women in Business Luncheon Participant