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Chief Gulbranson has worked for the City of Osakis as a Police Officer since 2000 and became Chief of Police April 2012.  He has an A.A.S. Degree in Law Enforcement, A.A.S. Degree in Aquaculture and a B.A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice. Chief Gulbranson is originally from Alexandria and moved to Osakis in 2001 after marrying Sherry LaFrenz from Osakis. He and his wife have twin boys who were born in 2004. Chief Gulbranson was a member of the Minnesota National Guard from 1998 to 2011 and was deployed to Iraq from 2005-2007.

Chief Chad Gulbranson - #502

Officer Uhl joined the police department in June of 2002.  He has been deployed with the Army Reserve to Iraq in 2003 and Afghanistan in 2010.  Officer Uhl and his family have lived in Osakis since 2004 and in the Alexandria area since 1998. Officer Uhl has an A.A.S. Degree in Law Enforcement from Alexandria Technical College.  He is a 20-plus veteran of the armed forces and has earned two police medals, the Life Saving Award and the Medal of Honor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Officer Calvin Uhl - #503
Police Officer Mark Grinstead - #510
Part Time Officers:
Officer Sam Larson #504
Officer Shane Carlberg #506
Officer Josh Hansen #507
Officer Vincent Marin #509


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  Osakis Police Department
14 Nokomis Street East Osakis, MN 56360
Phone: 320-859-2550
Fax: 320-859-3978
  Emergency: Dial 911



The City of Osakis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider