Retired Police Chief Michael Aschenbrener Spurgeon Award Recipient
Recently retired from Mendota Heights Police Department Chief Mike
Aschenbrener spent over 30 years of his professional career associated
with the growth and support of Law Enforcement Exploring. During
those years Chief Aschenbrener made a significant impact on the lives
of numerous young men and women who ultimately chose law enforcement as
their own life's work.
Early in his career, Chief Aschenbrener organized the Forest Lake
Police Department Exploring Post. During this time he was a
strong advocate for the Exploring Program at all levels including the
MN Law Enforcement Exploring Association. His commitment to
training his post's Explorers and others involved in state and local
activities and competitions, extended beyond learning the technical
skills, to include leadership, teamwork and civic responsibility.
Following his years as a post advisor, Chief Aschenbrener continued to
support the Law Enforcement Exploring Program through his long-tenured
and continued service as a member of the Exploring Committee, Exploring
Board of Advisors, Co-Chair of the Law Enforcement Exploring Field and
a valued member of the Law Enforcement Exploring Scholarship Selection
Northern Star Council and the Law Enforcement Exploring community is
fortunate to have Chief Aschenbrener among the exemplary leaders
serving our youth programs. He is truly a servant leader to
Exploring and the consummate professional within the communities he's
Congratulations, Chief Aschenbrener, we're honored to have you in our Northern Star Council family!