Congratulations To Lt. Scot Redding On His Retirement, Congratulations To Lt. Darren Dyke and Sgt. Cole Strandemo For Earning Their Promotions

July 29, 2020



Lt. Scot Redding - retirement

Lt. Redding started his career as a police officer with the Minot Police Department on March 19, 1990. He made his way through the ranks, making Senior Patrol Officer and was promoted to Sergeant on September 19, 2004. Then Sgt. Redding was called to serve his country and was deployed to Iraq for one year from June 2007 thru May 2008. On February 11, 2011 he was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to patrol. During his 30 year career, Lt. Redding served on the SWAT team and Bike Patrol Unit. Scot was also a certified instructor and Field Training Officer and he was instrumental in developing and maintaining our current supply of personal protective equipment for officers. Most importantly, Scot is a husband and a father and has sacrificed many hours of family time over the years to serve the Minot Community.





Lt. Darren Dyke - promotion

Darren Dyke started his career as a police officer with the Minot Police Department on February 1, 1998. He was promoted to Senior Police Officer on February 1, 2002 and Sergeant on January 17, 2011. Sgt. Dyke has worked in several different areas within the department as a patrol officer and detective as well as a member of the SWAT Team. While assigned to Investigations he worked primarily domestic violence and sexual assault cases. In 2015 he was reassigned to the Administration Division where he oversees the Crime Prevention Office and School Resource Officers as well as the training for the department. Darren was appointed to be the Lead Firearms Instructor and he ensures all officers meet the department and state qualification standards. Darren enjoys his time with his family and working on his “farm”. Aka Petting Zoo! Lt. Dyke will be assigned to the Patrol Division where he will be the Shift Commander for the department’s Night Shift.







Sgt. Cole Strandemo - promotion

Cole Strandemo started his career as a police officer with the Minot Police Department on May 9, 2011. He was promoted to Senior Police Officer on May 9, 2015 and to Master Police Officer on January 5, 2020. In December of 2016 Cole was transferred to the Investigations Division where he has served as a Detective since that time and is a Certified Digital Forensics Investigator. Sgt. Strandemo is a current member of the SWAT Team and is a Defensive Tactics Instructor. While assigned to patrol, Cole served as a Field Training Officer and a member of Bike Patrol. Sgt. Strandemo will soon be married to Lindsay and they have an 11 month old daughter, Lou. Sgt. Strandemo will be reassigned to the Administration Division in the Community Outreach Unit where he will have several duties to include supervision of School Resource Officers, training, and procurement and management of department equipment.

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