Former Deputy Chief Jeff Giles has stepped into retirement. Giles began his career at the BPD one week before Mall of America opened in 1992. During his career he served as a K9 handler (with his K9 partner Duke), SWAT team member and leader, field training officer, bike patrol officer and investigator.
In 2004, Giles was promoted to sergeant and assigned to the patrol division, while also serving as a SWAT team leader. In 2014, he was selected to supervise the Special Investigations Unit with the primary focus on narcotics and human trafficking investigations. In July 2020, he was promoted to deputy chief. His colleagues say that his role as mentor is what they will miss most.
“It has been my honor and privilege to serve as a police officer for the City of Bloomington for over 31 years,” Giles said. “I am incredibly proud of the entire staff at the Bloomington Police Department as I know they are dedicated to the continued excellence in policing that is the standard of BPD.”
Now retired, Giles will have more time for playing and coaching basketball and spending time with his wife Wendy and their two sons, William and Jackson.