Minneapolis Police Commander Bruce Folkens of the Special Crimes Investigations Division and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced today that a Minneapolis man, Kenyatta Buckles, has been charged in one rape and robbery, an attempted rape and robbery, and is a suspect in three others. “This comes to us through great police work,” said Freeman. “We […]
We understand the importance of training our officers as they transition to being a supervisor, whether that be from officer to sergeant or sergeant to lieutenant. That’s why we created the MPD Police Leadership Course, which is a two-week course that prepares and enhances law enforcement’s leadership skills through discussion, scenarios and practical exercises on […]
On Wednesday, February 6th MPD 5th Precinct staff members, Civilian and Sworn, prepared dishes for a Chili Cook-Off during the lunch hour! Ten people participated in the friendly competition (and one ringer – an officer’s friend who owns a food truck submitted his chili). Three judges tasted all of the chili (using Saltine Crackers to cleanse […]
We are so proud of the work Officer Colleen Saunby and Officer Cheryl Goodman do to help the young women who live in the Little Earth area of South Minneapolis! On Thursday, January 24th the Minnesota Juvenile Officers Association recognized their dedication by honoring them with ‘Outstanding Juvenile Officer’ awards at their annual conference in […]
On Monday, January 14th Minneapolis Police Officers from the Community Engagement Team joined Mayor Jacob Frey at his City employee appreciation event. Officers handed out over 100 mini basketballs, thanks to the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
Congratulations to our newly promoted lieutenants (3) and sergeants (17) for graduating from the two-week leadership training and receiving their certificates!
A Daily Dose of Great Police Work doesn’t always have to mean feats of heroism; rather it can be an instance when officers make a positive impact on someone’s life by a compassionate act. On December 12th, Officers responded to an aggravated robbery of person call at listed area. The victim was robbed of a […]
A Daily Dose of Great Police Work doesn’t always have to mean feats of heroism; rather it can be an instance when officers make a positive impact on someone’s life by a compassionate act. On December 3rd around 11:00 pm, two MPD Officers responded to a fight call on the block of Polk St NE. […]
On Tuesday, December 4th a class of 25 Minneapolis Police Cadets (24-Minneapolis Police, 1 Minneapolis Park Police) graduated and were sworn in as Officers at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church at 7:00 pm. The class of graduates began their cadet class on March 19, 2018. The 38 weeks of training include 21 weeks of mandated skills […]
On Monday, December 3rd a wide range of MPD staff and citizens were honored at City Hall for outstanding dedication in the community in 2018. The following awards were handed out: Chief’s Award of Merit (16), Chief’s Award of Merit for Super Bowl 52 (20), Excellence in Investigation (3), Citizen’s Award of Commendation (4) and […]