Our September Luther Family Ford Salute to Law Enforcement honoree is Detective Brad Stuvland & the Moorhead Police Dept. He joins the show to discuss with us why he chose to become an officer and what it means to be honored for his service.
Read Detective Stuvland 's Biography below...
The Moorhead Police Department, with great pleasure, nominate Detective Brad Stuvland as Luther Family Ford's September Salute to Law Enforcement recipient.
Detective Stuvland has been a police officer since March of 1991 and has been with the Moorhead Police Department since March of 1998. He was previously a military police officer with the United States Air Force and a patrol officer with the Fargo Police Department. During his time with MPD, he has been a K9 handler with his K9 Partner Ceasar, who was rookie of the year in 2000, and the team placed 18th overall at the National K9 Field Trials in 2001. He was assigned to Investigations in August of 2003 as a general investigator working on felony-level crimes. He moved to the narcotics side of investigations in 2005. He was assigned to the DEA Task Force from April of 2009 through July of 2021. While Detective Stuvland was assigned to the DEA Task Force, he received multiple awards for his work on federal drug investigations. In April 2010, Detective Stuvland developed, implemented, and began running the Moorhead Police Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program. This program allows Moorhead citizens to turn over unused prescription medications to Law Enforcement. The program's purpose is to help stop the abuse of prescription medications. Additionally, Detective Stuvland coordinates the Moorhead Police Department's partnership with the DEA to participate in their National Prescription Drug Take Back events.
Through those two programs, the Moorhead Police has collected over 3 tons of expired and unused medications.Detective Stuvland also responds to after-hour investigations assistance. He has investigated countless significant investigations during his career. One of his most memorable investigations involved the tragic deaths of seven people discovered in a south Moorhead home in 2021. Sadly, it was determined that the deaths were caused by unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning with no detectors in the house. The story made national news and raised awareness of the importance of working carbon monoxide detectors, and this led to many organizations giving away free carbon monoxide detectors for community members. He will forever remember this unfortunate situation. Brad is the senior member of the department. He thoroughly investigates and pays attention to details to ensure no stone is left unturned. He is respected by everyone for his ability to stay focused on his cases and his determination to keep going during lengthy investigations. Brad enjoys spending time with his family and hunting in his free time. He loves his wife and is very proud of his two children, who are both in college. Detective Stuvland, his wife, and his two children have all served in the active-duty Air Force or the North Dakota Air National Guard. The Moorhead Police Department is grateful for the work Detective Stuvland has done and continues to do for our community.