Public Safety Department

Campus Area Police Services (CAPS)

In the summer of 2013 a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was established between the City of St. Cloud and St. Cloud State University (SCSU) and Campus Area Police Services (CAPS) team was established. The primary purpose of the MOU is to reduce, immediately respond to, and investigate all crimes of violence within the newly designated Campus Police Services area. By dedicating three full-time police officers from the St. Cloud Police Department (SCPD) to provide specialized policing to an approximately 140-square blocks including SCSU campus property.

Officer Duties above and beyond:

  • Respond to or follow up with all crimes that occur on SCSU campus
  • Respond and/or follow up with all crimes of violence in the designated CAPS area
  • Assist in campus threat and behavioral assessments
  • Immediate response to campus conduct and student behavioral situations
  • Public Safety and Residential life staff training
  • Directed patrol on campus and in CAPS area
  • Community outreach partnering with SCSU Student life, public safety and SCPD Community Crime Impact Team (CCIT)
  • Attendance/presence at campus events
  • Crime prevention presentations and orientations for SCSU community

Officer Nancy Lang is a 1994 graduate of SCSU with a degree in Criminal Justice. She has 10+ years of experience in criminal investigations and is also trained in specialized forensic interviewing.

Officer Ryan Sayre is a veteran officer with numerous years of experience working in the south side area of St. Cloud. Officer Sayre is a department leader in analyzing and monitoring gang activity. He is also a certified defensive tactics instructor.

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Contact Us

Sgt. Ryan Sayre-Supervisor CAPS/Cop House
Ryan.sayre@ci.stcloud.mn.us
Cell 320-290-9619

Officer Tyler Tabatt-CAPS Officer
Tyler.tabatt@ci.stcloud.mn.us
Cell 320-428-6967

Officer Tyler Tabatt has 6+ years of experience as an officer with the St. Cloud Police Department. Five of those years have been spent working on the south side. Officer Tabatt is a Use of Force instructor for the department and also works as an operator for the SWAT team

Officer Andrew Gronli-CAPS Officer
Andrew.Gronli@ci.stcloud.mn.us
Cell 320-828-6887

Officer Andrew Gronli is a 2014 graduate of St. Cloud State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Andrew worked as a Public Safety officer while attending St. Cloud State prior to getting hired as a police officer. Andrew specializes in tracking criminal and gang activity occurring in the city of St. Cloud.


Officer Akouvi Debora Ocloo-CAPS Officer
Debora.Ocloo@ci.stcloud.mn.us
Cell 320-339-5286

Officer Akouvi (Ah-ku-vee) Debora Ocloo (prefers Debora/Deb) is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Criminal Justice degree amongst several other disciplines. Officer Ocloo has four years of experience as a patrol Officer and joined the Community Engagement Division working in the Campus Area Police Services (CAPS) and the Community Outpost (COP) Unit in August 2020.