Patrolman Curt Cogan has been a part-time officer with Breezy Point since 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and an AAS degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Minnesota Conservation Officer Academy and many in-service training courses. He is employed full-time by the Minnesota DNR Forestry division since 1978 and currently serves as the statewide Forestry Enforcement Coordinator. Past DNR positions include district forester, fire/recreation/forest development program forester, private lands forester and assistant enforcement coordinator. Currently he serves as the statewide coordinator of the Wildfire Investigation Teams and is a certified wildfire investigator. He has served in the past as the Security Manager on the Eastern Area Type I Incident Management Team and is nationally certified for this and several other large incident emergency positions. He is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators and serves on he Minnesota Chapters’ Arson Reward Committee. He is happily married with four children and a resident of the lakes area since 1983.