DPS commissioner names Stillwater resident to board

ST. PAUL — Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman has appointed Richard Hodsdon of Stillwater and reappointed Patricia Moen, James Hessel and Steven Wohlman to the Minnesota Private Detective and Protective Agent Services Board.
Hodsdon and Moen represent the public. Hessel represents licensed private detectives and Wohlman represents members of the Minnesota licensed protective agent listing.
Hodsdon is an assistant Washington County attorney, having served in the County Attorney’s Office for 24 years. A University of Minnesota law graduate with a Masters in public administration, Hodsdon teaches 60 different courses for private detectives and protective agents and provides legal counsel to the Minnesota Sheriffs Association. His term runs through Jan. 1, 2014.
Moen, of St. Paul, is a community notification specialist with the Minnesota Department of Corrections. She was previously director of executive development for the Minnesota Chiefs of Police and served as director of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Services in the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General. Her term expires Jan. 1, 2016.
Hessel, a licensed private detective since 1994, is a Bloomington resident. He has more than 40 years of law enforcement experience, having started in the Bloomington Police Department and retired from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Hessel has served on the board for 10 years, and his term ends Jan.1, 2016.
Wohlman is a Renville resident and owner and manager of Knight Security, Inc., a licensed protective agency, for more than 20 years. He has served on the board since 1998. His term ends Jan.1, 2016.
The mission of the Private Detective and Protective Agent Services Board is to ensure investigative and security service practitioners meet Minnesota qualifications and training for state licensure, and maintain standards established in statute.
The board’s members, appointed by the public safety commissioner, oversee more than 300 investigative and security license holders.