January 24, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – We would like to advise Minneapolis residents that we are seeing staggering numbers of auto thefts citywide. 262 auto thefts have occurred so far in the first 3 weeks of 2020, which means about 13 cars stolen per day. With 72.8% of the auto thefts this year being preventable, there […]
January 23, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – We are very excited to be receiving training from a former military paratrooper who has saved 250 dogs from death row! Steffen Baldwin and his dog Chesty are making sure our officers know everything about dog body language, behavior, and non-lethal methods of dealing with canine/human issues. This session is […]
January 21, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Two MPD Sergeants teamed up to support a Navy Veteran, Wayne Smith, who had his bike stolen last week. Smith’s primary mode of travel is bike as he goes between his shelter, job and church every day. Special thanks to the Downtown Improvement District for their help on this priceless […]
January 17, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Congratulations to MPD Traffic Investigator Officer Eric Shogren on his recognition for outstanding professional work in DWI eCharging! Bill Hammes (TZD State Coordinator) and Mike Asleson (BCA DWI Deployment Coordinator) presented the certificate to Officer Shogren who was 1 of only 4 in the state to receive this recognition. His […]
January 16, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – MPD is thankful to have new Life Coins in the pockets of many officers and first responders in the area. These coins were designed by Carol Castle of Coon Rapids to help stop the escalating suicide epidemic, and include an emergency hotline phone number on them. Castle’s son was a […]
January 13, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Chief Medaria Arradondo, Mayor Jacob Frey and other MPD Officers had a positive meeting with the 18 Hmong clans. The gathering at The Banana Blossom was held to discuss community/police relations and to voice questions about a recent incident.
January 9, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Curious to learn more about MPD’s Bike Cops for Kids program? Tune into the Season 4 Premiere of ‘Returning the Favor’ with host Mike Rowe on Monday, January 13th as he takes an in-depth look with Minneapolis Police Officer Mike Kirchen. You can watch online by using this link: https://www.facebook.com/ReturningTheFavor/
January 9, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (1/9/2020)! 💙 Some ways you can show your support are by wearing blue, sending a card to your local police department, or sharing a positive law enforcement experience story on social media. Most importantly, if you see a police officer, thank a police officer!
December 20, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Minneapolis Police Officers teamed up with Hy-Vee and other local first responders at Hospitality House to pass out 400 ‘Hormel Cure 81 hams’ to benefit Minneapolis families in need. Minnesota Vikings fullback CJ Ham also came to help out and socialize with those who attended. This holiday season, Hy-Vee is […]
December 16 (MINNEAPOLIS) – MPD staff made a visit to the House of Charity this afternoon and to served lunch to the community! The group served over 100 meals and had positive interactions with the guests.