There is No “Fast-Track” Training Option for MPD Officers

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There is some incorrect information being circulated about MPD’s officer training programs, including that there is a “Fast-Track” option. That is simply not true. To set the record straight about the training and qualifications of MPD Officers: New officers, with no previous law enforcement experience, can join the Minneapolis Police Department as either a Recruit […]

Resignation Statement from Chief Harteau

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Over the 30+ years that I’ve served as a police officer in the City of Mpls, moving up through the ranks to Police Chief, I have woken up every day knowing that this job is not about me.  It is about the members of the communities that we serve and the police officers who protect our residents. […]

Woman Dies at Hospital after Traffic Crash

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July 12, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers from the Second Precinct responded to University Avenue Southeast and Central Avenue Southeast just before 1:30 p.m. for a multi-vehicle personal injury crash. When officers arrived at the scene they found Minneapolis Fire Department personnel administering CPR on an adult female who was involved in the crash. Paramedics arrived and […]