Pastor Dan Carlson retired as Police Chief of the City of Eden Prairie Minnesota in January of 2007. After serving 25 years in the law enforcement profession as a police officer, he has transitioned to a new role serving the profession as a police and fire chaplain. He currently serves as the designated Chaplain for six metro area police and fire departments, and also provides services upon request to numerous departments and agencies throughout Minnesota.
Dan was ordained as a pastor in the Minneapolis Area Synod of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on August 15, 2010. Pastor Carlson is the founder and president of Public Safety Ministries Inc. a nonprofit ministry with the mission: “Serving Those Who Protect – Promoting Spiritual Fitness in the Public Safety Professions.” He has been “called” and “deployed” to be a mission pastor with Public Safety Ministries. Dan’s home base and office is located in Excelsior Minnesota.