Coon Rapids’ First Female Police Officer Retires











Des Toninato made history in 1992 when she became the first woman officer hired by the Coon Rapids Police Department.

She retired from the department May 29 after 22 years on the job, six years as a police officer and the past 16 years as a community policing officer.

“The reason I wanted to be police officer for as long as I can remember was to help people,” Toninato said. “I found my niche when I was assigned to be a community policing officer.” – Read More


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