Officer Seth Snedden has been a police officer for 14 years. He has worked in patrol and plain clothes specialty units targeting high crime areas within the city. Seth received the Life Saving Award in 2011 for going above and beyond the call of duty in rescuing a person in crisis who had been seconds away from taking his own life.
Seth is a senior Field Training Officer and is currently assigned as a full time trainer in his department's Training Unit. Seth teaches Firearms, Use of Force, and has several years of experience as a Recruit Academy Instructor.
Seth has more than 12 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts training. He has experience in competition and as an instructor at a local gym. Seth holds the rank of purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Pedro Sauer Black Belt, Ishmael Bentley.
Seth made the National Dean's List while attending North Central University. In 2000, Seth earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and became the School of Education Graduate of the Year.
Prior to his career in law enforcement, Seth served 6 years as a public school teacher. He taught K-6 at Cahoon Elementary in Tampa, FL before earning a position with the Urban League Academy in Minneapolis, MN. Seth has used this educational background to improve curriculum and standards of evaluation for recruits throughout the police academy process.