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Daniel Anselment manages the HERO Public Safety Training Center.  Anselment has worked in public service since 2003 and more recently having spent five years (2014-2019) overseeing the University of Tennessee’s National Forensic Academy.  Previously, he served as a community service officer, police officer/crime scene officer with the Burnsville Police Department (11 years) while also providing his expertise to the Rice County Sheriff’s Office of the Coroner and Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office as a Medicolegal death investigator. While his roots certainly demonstrated a connection to the Twin Cities, it was his experience as a law enforcement trainer and his recent work managing several training facilities in Tennessee at the UT National Forensic Academy that ultimately won the endorsement from leaders in both Cottage Grove and Woodbury (who jointly own and operate the HERO Center). Anselment, who holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership and a B.S. degree in law enforcement.  Anselment is the first manager of the HERO center and was instrumental in getting the facility operational and staffed.

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Daniel Anselment,MA

Public Safety Training Manager

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Brianna Zeterlu (Bri) is a former police officer (~8 years) and worked in the capacity of field training officer, use of force instructor and explorer post advisor.  Bri brings to the HERO team, her knowledge of public safety training and administrative skills from her previous career.  Bri holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from UW-Eau Claire, WI.  

For any assistance with information on the facility or to reserve training space please contact Bri at 651-458-2813 or by email: bzeterlu@herocentermn.org.

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Brianna Zeterlu

Admin. Training Coordinator

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Joe Montey has worked for the City of Cottage grove since 2018 with the public works department as facilities building maintenance lead prior to making a move to a full-time facility operations position at the Hero center in 2023. Montey has an extensive background in the building trades industry including working for Xcel Energy’s prairie island nuclear power plant in a special construction maintenance position. Montey skills include operating and repairing mechanical equipment, performing building maintenance, working with hazardous waste containment and disposal. Montey has a MN special boilers license, Heavy construction equipment diploma from DCTC and holds many other certificates in MN.

Joe Montey

Facility Operations Specialist

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Robert Allickson

Certified Range Safety Officer

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Joel Charchenko
Certified Range Safety Officer

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Daniel Clemen

Certified Range Safety Officer/Instructor

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Kevin Gjersten

Certified Range Safety Officer/Instructor

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Paul Torguson

Certified Range Safety Officer/Instructor

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Mike Putz
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Jeff Rossow

Certified Range Safety Officer

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Mike Saros

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Jim Smith

Certified Range Safety Officer/Instructor

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Laurel Tollefson
Certified Range Safety Officer/Instructor

Range Safety Officers & Instructors

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