MPD Lieutenant and Officer honored for outstanding service with the Special Olympics

Posted Posted in Community, Our Team

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 […]

MPD U and T Visa programs help crime victims, regardless of their immigration status

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On Friday, August 3rd the MPD collaborated with the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP). They provided Minnesota law enforcement agencies with information on the U and T Visa programs and the role they play in effective community policing. This training showed attendees how to improve investigations by using language access tools. Attendees saw how agencies […]

Minneapolis Police Reserves are ready to assist at active event scenes

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After an academy of 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings these valuable volunteers will hit the active events scene around Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Police Reserves assist with traffic control, helping people and amplifying the public safety presence around major incidents, games, races, parades and theatre shows. After all, as former Deputy Chief Allen said best, “When people […]

Guns, Drugs and Cash Seized in Search Warrant

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Investigators from the Minneapolis Police Department’s Weapons Unit recently executed a search warrant in the Fourth Precinct related to an on-going weapons investigation. Officers arrested two adults and booked them into Hennepin County Jail.  Officers recovered a gold-plated handgun, AR-15 style assault rifle, and AK-47 style assault rifle, 2 kilos of Heroin, and over $6,000 in cash believed to be […]