Amy Vokal has accepted the City of Mankato’s director of public safety position. Vokal has played a key role over the last 27 years in building a community-oriented culture in the Mankato Department of Public Safety, serving as deputy director the last five years.

City Manager Patrick Hentges is confident Vokal will propel public safety to the next level of community engagement and public service, and build and continue to strengthen an even more unified public safety department.

Vokal’s selection is the result of her experience and commitment to Mankato, along with feedback gathered from more than 30 hours of interviews with 25 public safety employees ranging from front line supervisors and responders to administrative leadership. Employees across the department overwhelmingly identified Vokal as the clear leader for the future of public safety service.

Vokal assumes her new duties as of yesterday. Starting salary will be $128,000 per year. She replaces Todd Miller, who is retiring after serving Mankato residents for more than 9 years and serving in law enforcement for 46 years, 43 as a chief of police or public safety director.