Gary Gruman

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Gary Gruman

Officer Gary Gruman is a native of North Dakota. His grandparents operated a dairy farm and his parents were grain farmers, raising wheat, barley, corn, beans, and sunflowers. Immersion in agriculture from a young age cultivated an appreciation for the land and a connection to nature.  It also instilled a sense of pride, hard work, determination, and patience.  Gruman earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Psychology from North Dakota State University.  He spent 20 years in law enforcement, including 17 years as a South Dakota state trooper.  He has advanced training in crash scene reconstruction, roadside impairment, and data collection. He was also a drug recognition expert for the state of South Dakota. Officer Gruman now serves as a member of the FCPS Police Department.