A Company Run By Cops For Cops, By Firefighters for Firefighters…
In 1978, Brodin Studios began as a small, little company founded by two brothers, Neil and Roger Brodin, in the second story of a warehouse, sitting just on the outskirts of downtown Minneapolis. In 1982 the first statue, in what would later become known as “The Law Enforcement Recognition Program” was created. This miniature bronze sculpture was a personalized and detailed replica of a Minneapolis street cop. Hungry for recognition, an “atta boy” if you will, for a job well done and a symbol of the job they dedicated their lives to, Minneapolis cops bought them by the hundreds. Word spread, and our company has grown steadily over the years, carving out a unique niche. Brodin Studios has become known as the premier provider of art for the Law Enforcement and Public Safety communities. Our capabilities are endless – make sure to browse through our photo galleries, check out some of our products, and contact us if you have any questions.
Experience & Reliability
A company run by Cops for Cops, a company run by Firefighters for Firefighters. Neil Brodin and Danielle Rodgers, are retired from law enforcement. Neil served 21 years as patrolman for the Minneapolis Police Department, and Danielle was a Deputy Sheriff with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. Our years of personal experience and commitment in dedicating our lives to those we serve, allows us to provide finished pieces with meticulous features and beauty unlike anything else.
Brodin Studios is dedicated to creating awards and sculptures of exceptional detail and great value to individuals in Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Military. Individuals in these fields deserve our gratitude and respect for what they do, and for whom they serve – everyday citizens like you and me. Our bronze sculptures and other products are one way we show our appreciation to the dedicated individuals who put their lives on the line and make the ultimate sacrifice.
Brodin Studios always uses real officers as the models for our work. The style we specialize in is realistic representational; we’ve found that people who deal in real, hard facts every day – like cops, fire fighters, and military personnel – prefer it to abstract, modern art. When you pick up a Brodin bronze statue, it feels heavy in your hand – you know that you hold a thing of value, beauty and meaning.
Attention to Detail
Each of our sculptures uses the ancient “Lost Wax” process of hot bronze casting. This method ensures a level of detail and quality that is unsurpassed. It allows us to “customize” each sculpture for any department and every individual – with your uniform, your badges, your patches, and the equipment you wear.