One month after resigning under fire as Minneapolis police chief, Janeé Harteau is turning to work as a consultant, coach and public speaker, promoting herself as a visionary leader and trailblazer.
Saying she is now retired, Harteau says on her website, janeeharteau.com, that she "is no stranger to controversy and crisis, having led the Minneapolis Police Department through transformational change during some of the most politically charged and turbulent times in recent history."
Harteau is carving out a new career direction since she resigned after a police officer shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond on July 15. She had been chief for 4½ years and resigned at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges.
The website is filled with photographs of her interacting with citizens around the city.
It also lists numerous awards and her memberships in various law enforcement organizations, and has a link to MPD 2.0, her effort in her first three years to build trust in the community by putting more cops on the beat.
She also notes that Fortune Magazine recently named her one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders.
Harteau's company, Titanium Leadership LLC, registered with the Secretary of State's Office on Aug. 18.
The shooting behind Damond's south Minneapolis home thrust the city into the international spotlight and proved to be Harteau's undoing as chief.
Damond, a native Australian, had moved to Minneapolis to be with her fiancé.
Her death also generated public skepticism about the department and its training, including from city officials who have questioned why the officers involved didn't have their body cameras turned on at the time of the shooting.
Harteau previously had a public disagreement with Hodges over the appointment of a new Fourth Precinct inspector.
Medaria Arradondo, an MPD veteran, has replaced Harteau as chief.