(Alexandria, Minn.) – On Saturday, June 12 at its annual convention in Alexandria, Minnesota, the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA) announced its Officer of the Year and Legislator of the Year awards.

2021 MPPOA Legislator of the Year: Senator Julie Rosen

Senator Julie Rosen (R-Fairmont) is currently serving her 19th year in the Senate and is Chair of the Senate Finance Committee as well as the Legislative Pension Commission.

MPPOA Executive Director Brian Peters said, “Basically, Sen. Julie Rosen is an advocate for every cop in this state and a fighter for increased public safety. She has steadfastly stood against attacks on police officer protections, pensions, benefits, and more. When faced with proposals that make the police profession untenable or unreasonably dangerous, Sen. Rosen took a leading role to stop them. Sen. Rosen is an incredible partner and we’re pleased to recognize her efforts with this award.”