TZD Traffic Safety Hotdish: Connecting Your Traffic Safety Messages with Underengaged and Underserved Communities

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

About the Event

This webinar featured tips for expanding your public engagement toolkit. Attendees learned how to identify at-risk community members and initiate outreach through case examples from the Rochester Police Department. 

Event Materials 


Lieutenant Josh Thompson
Lt. Thompson

Lieutenant Josh Thompson has been with the Rochester Police Department for 23 years and is assigned to the department’s Community Services Division. He currently oversees the department’s School Resource Officer Program and Hospital Resource Officer Program and coordinates the department’s recruitment, hiring, and background investigation process. During Lt. Thompson’s career, he was a school resource officer and juvenile crimes investigator before being promoted to sergeant in 2013 and to lieutenant in 2017. He has also attended DRE School and DRE/SFST Instructor School and taught at the Rochester Technical and Community College’s Skills for 15 years.

Sergeant Greg Jeardeau
Sgt. Jeardeau

Sergeant Greg Jeardeau started his career with the Portland Oregon Police Bureau in 2002. In 2007, he moved to Minnesota and began working with the Rochester Police Department. He worked as a patrol officer until moving to the Community Action Team in 2015. He was promoted to sergeant in 2017. Since then, he has worked night shift patrol and fleet/training, and he is currently the sergeant of the Community Action Team. In addition, he is a supervisor for the Project Lifesaver Program, Crisis Negotiations Unit, and the Mobile Response Team.

Officer Tim Condon
Officer Condon

Officer Tim Condon is the school resource officer at Rochester Century High School. He has worked as a police officer for nine years with the last four and a half years at Rochester PD. He has served as a field training officer, crisis negotiator, and crisis intervention training coordinator; he is in his third year as a school resource officer.


Attendees are eligible for 1.25 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Download the PDH credit form (PDF) for your records.

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This event was offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Health, Public Safety, and Transportation, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies.