MPD School Resource Officers visit meal sites while schools are closed

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March 23, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Despite Minneapolis Public Schools being closed, MPD School Resource Officers are staying busy with the community. We have a virtual roll call then visit the 20 Minneapolis Public School meal sites throughout the city, keeping our social distance, to keep people safe and reassure the youth and community during these trying […]

MPD asks for public’s help in identifying a suspect connected to several sexual assaults

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March 12, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – We’re asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who is connected to several sexual assaults and attempted assaults, predominantly in neighborhoods close to the University of Minnesota’s main campus. Evidence gathered in the investigations indicates the attacks were committed by the same individual (shown in the sketches below). […]

MPD Co-Responder Unit attends conference to improve mental health crisis calls

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March 11, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Our MPD Co-Responder Unit is equipped with new ideas after attending the first annual National Co-Responder Conference in Olathe, Kansas! Officers, EMS, Firefighters, and Mental Health Clinicians from across the country came together to build the program and discuss best practices, which will improve how we respond to calls involving […]

Four new Community Service Officers join MPD after completing the CSO Academy

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February 24, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – We’re excited to welcome 4 new Community Service Officers (CSOs) into the MPD, after successfully completing our 3-week CSO Academy. The CSOs are law enforcement students who spend 20-30 hours a week working for our department and learning from officers. Upon successful completion of the program, they will be promoted […]

Sergeant Ann Kjos retires after 32 years of service

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February 13, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – After 32 years of dedicated service to Minneapolis, we congratulate Sergeant Ann Kjos on her retirement! Her positive leadership and consistent dedication to the job will be missed. May her legacy live on through two of her family members in the Department – Assistant Chief Mike Kjos and Officer Sam […]

MPD supports fight to end gun violence by inviting an activist to speak in Minneapolis

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February 11, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – We believe in the importance of fighting to end gun violence across Minneapolis. In order to spread the word, MPD Officers invited a young activist by the name of Aaliyah Stewart to speak with students and our community. Stewart traveled from Gary, Indiana to share her personal story about gun violence, as well as […]

Chief Arradondo Makes New Policy Change: How Officers Will Respond to Drivers with Equipment Violations

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January 29th, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – The Minneapolis Police Department has spent over a year analyzing equipment violation data and having ongoing conversations with both community and police stakeholders. In addition, The Minneapolis Police Department has been participating in the Lights ON! program for the past year. Today, Chief Arradondo made the new, formal policy change […]