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 […]
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 […]
On Friday, August 17th our newest sergeants (16) and lieutenants (2) graduated from the leadership course and received their certificates.
Arson Investigators with the Minneapolis Police Department are looking for an individual, identified as an adult female, who intentionally set a fire at a Downtown retailer on July 15th. Investigators say the person pictured was only in the store at 600 Nicollet Mall for 2 minutes. Security camera footage clearly shows her set a clothing […]
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 […]
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Minneapolis Police Cadet, but missed the informational sessions, here is everything you need to know prior to taking the Fitness Entrance Exam on August 8th, 2018.
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 […]
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 […]