The Belle Plaine Police Department officially welcomed two new police officers after a swearing in ceremony on Monday night. Apryl Grund, who is the newest full-time officer and LeAnn Larson, who is joining as a part-time officer, recited their oaths at Monday night’s meeting.

Grund grew up in Woodbury before moving to North Carolina. Her family then moved to Prior Lake. She attended Minnesota State University-Mankato, where she excelled in her law enforcement studies.

She began her law enforcement career in Savage as a community service officer before joining the Belle Plaine Police Department.

Larson grew up in Prior Lake before graduating from Winona State University and completing her law enforcement education at Hennepin Technical College.

She began her law enforcement career in Robbinsdale as a community service officer before joining the Belle Plaine Police Department.

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