Lieutenant Joseph R. Dotseth
Administration and Support Services
Lieutenant Dotseth is responsible for the operational and capital budgets, grant writing, grant project management, and
Homeland Security initiatives. He also oversees the property and evidence unit, procurements, payroll administration,
records unit, and the administrative support staff. He is a 19-year veteran of law enforcement and has served a variety
of roles with MTPD to include: patrol officer, beat officer, field training officer, patrol Sergeant, and most recently
an Internal Affairs Investigator. Lieutenant Dotseth holds a M.A. in Public Safety Administration from Saint Mary’s
University of Minnesota and will be attending the Northwest School of Police Staff and Command during 2020.