He attended DeLaSalle High School in Chicage and earned a BA from Dartmouth College. He earned an MA in Education from St. Thomas and graduated from the FBI National Academy, 201st Session.
John is on the faculty at Metropolitan State University sine 1986, teaching Community Oriented Policing and Gangs.
John serves on Metro State University board, the Minnesota Humanities Commission, the Red Cross and Zulu District of the Boy Scouts. He also helped launch Ujamaa Place: a non profit that works with African American men to transition the out of prison and gangs into productive lives in the community.
Carol LaFleur is an Associate Community Outreach Coordinator for Metro Transit Police Department. She shares information with communities of color about employment opportunities with Metro Transit, such as law enforcement, mechanic technicians, bus operators, construction, and college internships.
Carol builds and maintains relationships between Metro Transit Police and the Twin Cities’ Native American community. She attends meetings and promotes events that help Native Americans develop positive and healthy relationships with Metro Transit Police Officers. Carol has participated in the following events: Elders Picnic, Elders Holiday Meal, Pow Wows, Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors Meetings, Urban Indian Advisory Board, and Cooking and Baseball with cops.
Carol has Criminal Justice degrees from North Hennepin Community College and Metropolitan State University. Carol has spoken many times about her passion for her community, and the struggles she faced in exploring and understanding her own Native American heritage.