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New officer joins police department

Lauryn Bellows was sworn onto the police department by mayor Bill Droste during the Sept. 6 city council meeting.

When Lauryn Bellows was considering her career options she wanted something that offered variety. Police work had that, so the Brooklyn Park native went to North Hennepin Community College to become a cop.

Bellows began her career as a police officer Aug. 8 as a member of the Rosemount Police Department. She is excited to be with the department and hopes to be a valuable addition.

"It's a nice size department and I really like the community," said Bellows.

As a member of the police department Bellows hopes to help people. After completing her field training, Bellows will work as a patrol officer. Bellows was sworn in during the Sept. 6 city council meeting.

Eventually Bellows would like to work in various areas of the department. She's particularly interested in investigations.

"I want to try different things," said Bellows.

When hired Bellows was pursuing a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's University. But she decided to take some time off of school to concentrate on her work. Bellows hopes to return to school next year to finish up.

Prior to being hired in Rosemount, Bellows served in the Brooklyn Park Police reserve officer program. She also served on the Minnesota State Fair Police as a reserve officer.

Outside of work Bellows is a huge baseball fan. She also likes spending time with her family and playing sports including volleyball and softball.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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