In honor of ‘National Forensic Science Week’ (September 16-22, 2018), we are re-sharing this video featuring an inside look at the MPD’s Crime Lab. We are grateful for the incredible people who are dedicated to working hard each day in our accredited Crime Lab unit! From exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty, the team […]
On Tuesday, September 18th MPD staff prepared and served a stadium-themed meal to the Ronald McDonald House families, visitors and staff. Officers prepared hot dogs, tacos, nachos, popcorn and Kool-Aid for lunch. The meal was served to celebrate the donation of 72 high-end smart TVs from a company called TCL. Representatives from four of Minnesota’s […]
In July of 2016, a victim reported to the MPD that her former husband had provided forged documents and had attempted to conceal assets during their divorce dissolution proceeding. The case was assigned to an investigator in the Financial Crimes Unit. Working with the victim’s counsel the Sergeant obtained thousands of pages of exhibits, […]
On Thursday, September 13th the Community Engagement Team was invited to an Ice Cream Social at the Metro Work Center Inc in the 3rd Precinct. Three cast bronze sculptures were unveiled for local businesses. One was made for MPD – how awesome! This sculpture will be displayed at the 3rd Precinct. Metal in the Void made the […]
On Saturday, September 8th Lieutenant Richard Sheldon and Officer Kari Schmitz (Jorgenson) were honored at the Special Olympics Minnesota Distinguished Service Awards for their many years of outstanding service with the Special Olympics. Lt. Sheldon was presented with the Minnesota LETR Hall of Fame Award. Ofc. Schmitz (Jorgenson) received the LETR Steve Bikkie Jr. Memorial […]
The Minneapolis Police Chaplains and Minneapolis Police Athletic League are proud to present the upcoming 6th annual Battle of the Badges people’s barbecue! The Minneapolis Police Department, Fire Department, Park Police, Metro Transit Police and U of M Police will be going head to head in the barbecue. Battle of the Badges is scheduled for […]
On Tuesday, September 11th several MPD employees were asked to participate in a 9/11 ceremony at Target field by the Twins organization. This tribute recognized MPD officers on the field in conjunction with the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins within their ranks.
Join us on Monday, September 24th for our Minneapolis Police Explorer Night. The open house is from 5pm to 8pm, located in the Special Operations Center (4119 Dupont Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN). Those attending will have the opportunity to meet the Minneapolis Police Explorer Post and the Explorer Advisors. Attendees can also enjoy live demos […]
On Wednesday, September 12th the Community Engagement Team hosted both Coffee with a Cop and My Free Little Mobile Library at McDonald’s (916 West Broadway) in the 4th Precinct. Beat officers and chaplains served coffee and handed out books to the community and customers. Officers had great conversations and made new contacts for future engagement.