Wayne Shellum

Wayne Shellum serves as the Services Director for the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute located in Woodbury Minnesota. UMCPI’s main goal is to enhance the effectiveness of public safety agencies by providing agencies with the tools necessary to help them achieve their goals.

Mr. Shellum is responsible for creating, coordinating and implementing the Institute’s service programs along with actively participating in the development and delivery of training programs.  

Mr. Shellum is certified by the Minnesota POST Board as a Police Instructor and Firearms Instructor. He has taught classes on Complaint Investigation and Complaints and Supervisors for the past ten years in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois for the Upper Midwest Community Police Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, Minnesota Sheriffs Association and William Mitchell College of Law.

Mr. Shellum serves as an instructor for the “Native American Training Series” which addresses specific needs, demands and challenges of the Native American communities throughout the country.

Prior to joining UMCPI in 2008, Mr. Shellum served thirty-two years in municipal law enforcement, the last 23 with the Robbinsdale, Minnesota Police Department. He served in the capacity of Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Captain and Chief of Police. Wayne holds Bachelor of Arts Degree from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

He graduated with honors from The University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute Louisville, Kentucky 83rd Administrative Officers Course and the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS). He has served as a guest lecturer in Community Policing and the Complaint Process at St. Thomas University, Masters Program in Police Administration in St. Paul, Minnesota.