September 18, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Proper forensic science plays an important role in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, from exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty. Therefore, we recognize the scientific and technical professionals that serve our community in this vital position during National Forensic Science Week (September 15-21, 2019). In honor of […]
August 27, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – We have some sad news to pass along. Over the weekend we said our goodbyes to Diego after he was injured and had to be put down. This horse was truly a fan favorite. Diego was a 21-year-old Tennessee Walker who came into the Mounted Patrol Unit 10 years ago. […]
July 30, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Congratulations to 1st Precinct Inspector Eddie Frizell on his retirement from the MPD after 26 years of service! He was hired in 1993, and worked in the 1st, 4th and 5th Precincts with numerous roles. We wish him a happy and healthy retirement!
July 19, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Congratulations to MPD Officer Jeremy Brodin for making the list of Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s 2018 DWI Enforcer All-Stars. Brodin was recognized ahead of Thursday’s Twins game at Target Field for having the second most DWI arrests in the state, at 156 arrests. Thank you to all who received recognition for […]
A Daily Dose of Great Police Work doesn’t always have to mean feats of heroism, rather it can be an instance when they make a positive impact on someone’s life by a compassionate act. Earlier this week MPD Officers with the help of Metro Transit Officers responded to the Hennepin Ave. bridge in response to […]
July 3, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Thank you Lieutenant Todd Gross for your 31 years of service with the MPD! We wish you a happy and healthy retirement.
July 1, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Almost 3 years ago, MPD Officers were dispatched to a local hospital in response to a shooting of two children. The one-year-old survived her injuries, however, the two-year-old tragically died in the hospital. The investigation determined that the victim’s father, Melvonte Peterson, was involved in this shooting, which occurred while […]
July 1, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) We’d like to thank Lieutenant Mike Fossum for his 33.5 years of service with the MPD! He began his policing career in January of 1986, and finished as the Lieutenant in the License Division. Fossum worked almost every division of the department during his time with the MPD.
June 25, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – The MPD K9 Unit had many successes at Region 12 United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Trials last week! 84 teams from the area participated in the event. Below is a summary of the Unit’s achievements: Joe Fuller 3rd place overall and 1st place department team with Bartholomew Shawn Brandt 3rd place […]
June 25, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the identification, arrest and charge of a suspect in the 2015 death of Susan Spiller of Minneapolis. “A team of dedicated homicide investigators never lost their commitment to this case,” said Chief Arradondo. “Our hope is to help provide answers and bring justice to the Spiller […]