Minneapolis Experiences Significant Decreases in Homicides, Robberies & Burglaries Despite Rise in Aggravated Assaults Fueled by Repeat Violent Offenders

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Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janeé were joined by Minneapolis City Council President Barb Johnson this morning to discuss year-end crime statistics from 2016. The Chief identified several positive trends which make the City of Minneapolis a better and safer place to live and work. She also addressed an increase in violent crime fueled […]

Minneapolis Police Activities League – Little Earth

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MPD brought the Minneapolis Police Activities League-PAL​ back to the South Side, starting with an awesome group of girls from Little Earth. Over the past year, the girls learned to play softball and volleyball, participated in a triathlon, and recently started basketball! If you’re interested in signing up your child(ren), volunteering, or donating to the […]

Recruit Roundup: Week 8

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~~Recruit Roundup~~ MPD’s Recruit Class 2016-03 has complete week 8 of their academy training. Today’s video goes back a couple of weeks to when the recruits helped build a new playground at the Sabathani Community Center. The playground will be used by the 175 youth that participate in programs at Sabathani and kids in the […]

Officer Melissa Schmidt – End of Watch August 1, 2002

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OFFICER MELISSA SCHMIDT MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT DIED: August 1, 2002 **The attached video is from a speech that Assistant Chief Kris Arneson gave to honor Officer Melissa Schmidt during this years National Police Week Memorial Service** Officer Melissa Schmidt was shot and killed after she and her partner responded to a call shortly after 7:00 […]