The Minneapolis Police Department congratulates Sergeant Larry Petersen, who is retiring after over 30 years of distinguished service to the residents of Minneapolis. Thank you Sgt. Petersen – You will be missed!
On Thursday, November 1st Mayor Jacob Frey and the Minneapolis Police Department recognized 11 new sworn leaders at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in South Minneapolis. One commander, two lieutenants and eight sergeants became official at the public Promotion Ceremony. Congratulations to Commander Kim Lund, Lieutenant Brian Sand, Lieutenant Darah Westermeyer, Sergeant Bryon Cross, Sergeant Gregory […]
On Thursday, November 1st Mayor Jacob Frey announced he is nominating Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to be reappointed for a full, three-year term. Mayor Frey said, “Chief Medaria Arradondo has demonstrated that he can lead with courage, with humility and with excellence,” followed by numerous examples of why this is true. Frey addressed Arradondo stating, […]
On Tuesday, October 23rd an information session for the Community Service Officer (CSO) position was held at the 5th Precinct. 45 prospective and diverse candidates showed up, eager to learn more about the position. The MPD will be hiring a handful of new CSOs, for those looking to start their law enforcement career while their in […]
With over 30 years of dedicated service to Minneapolis, we congratulate Sgt. Sandberg on his retirement. Sgt. Sandberg, better known “Joey,” began his career with the MPD in 1987 and held many different assignments during that time. He was the “Daniel Perry” award winner during his academy training. The academy gives this award to the […]
On Thursday, October 18th retired MPD 2nd Precinct Officer Elliot Wong was presented with the 2nd Precinct Officer of the Year Award from the Northeast Exchange Club and the Northeast Chamber of Commerce. A Northeast Celebration is an annual event that is held at Jax Cafe. Officer Wong was the East Hennepin Beat officer, a […]
According to statistics, there has been a substantial reduction in crime across the City of Minneapolis compared to previous years. As you can see in the charts, reported robberies are down 32% from last year, and robbery is considered a leading crime indicator. Take a look at our break-down of crime rate reductions separated by […]
Five of MPD’s K9 handlers were sent down Huntsville, AL, and competed in the 2018 United States Police Canine Association National Police Dog Patrol Trials. This was a four day test with some of the best K9 teams in the country competing. The teams were tested in: Criminal Apprehension Agility Obedience Evidence Recovery Suspect Search […]
On Tuesday, August 14th Sergeant Jeff Waite was given an award for his success in solving a series of CVS robberies. Waite investigated seven robberies made at CVS pharmacies in Hennepin County between March and June this year.
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 […]