Officer Salchow grew up in and around Maplewood, which is a big part of why he enjoys serving his community in the city of Maplewood. Prior to being hired as a police officer, he volunteered as a reserve officer, worked part-time as a community service officer, and worked for the park maintenance division of public works- all for the City of Maplewood. Officer Salchow was hired in 2019 and currently serves as a Field Training Officer, STRIKE team member (Civil Unrest), Drone Operator, and is on the mental health outreach team (MHOT) and recruiting team. Officer Salchow loves the job because it is challenging, exciting, has variety, and gives him the opportunity to help people and give back to the community he grew up in. He is currently assigned to Afternoon Patrol.