New officer is ready to serve
Brad Roschen loves to lend a hand and to be there for people. Whether it’s helping bring in crops on his family’s farm or helping a stranded motorist, he’s there to help.
“I take pride in being the person who is there to help people,” said Roschen.
That’s part of the reason police work appealed to him. The job naturally puts him in a position to help people.
On Dec. 3, Roschen was sworn in as the newest member of the Rosemount Police Department. Roschen started with the department in mid-November and has been working days as he goes through field training. When done with his training, Roschen will work as a patrol officer.
Roschen comes to Rosemount from the Faribault Police Department, where he worked as a patrol officer for six years. He’s a trained Use of Force instructor. He also has specialty training in standardized field sobriety testing, drugs and impaired drivers and basic sexual assault investigation training.
Police chief Eric Werner said Roschen was selected from a field of 182 applicants for the position.
Roschen lives in Goodhue. He grew up in the town and he still helps his dad and uncle on their family farm. He is married and has two children.
Roschen holds an associate degree in law enforcement from Rochester Community and Technical College. When he started college, Roschen was undecided on a major. After taking a few law enforcement classes, he decided it was the career choice for him.
“I enjoy it. I like talking to people and I’m not stuck behind a desk,” said Roschen.
In his spare time, Roschen likes to fish and hunt. He also plays basketball.
As he starts his time on the Rosemount Police Department, Roschen said he wants people to know they can count on him to help.
“If you need anything, call us. We’re here 24/7. It’s what we’re here to do,” said Roschen.