A Daily Dose of Great Police Work doesn’t always have to mean feats of heroism, rather it can be an instance when they make a positive impact on someone’s life by a compassionate act. Earlier this week MPD Officers with the help of Metro Transit Officers responded to the Hennepin Ave. bridge in response to […]
July 3, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Thank you Lieutenant Todd Gross for your 31 years of service with the MPD! We wish you a happy and healthy retirement.
July 1, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Almost 3 years ago, MPD Officers were dispatched to a local hospital in response to a shooting of two children. The one-year-old survived her injuries, however, the two-year-old tragically died in the hospital. The investigation determined that the victim’s father, Melvonte Peterson, was involved in this shooting, which occurred while […]
July 1, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) We’d like to thank Lieutenant Mike Fossum for his 33.5 years of service with the MPD! He began his policing career in January of 1986, and finished as the Lieutenant in the License Division. Fossum worked almost every division of the department during his time with the MPD.
June 25, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – The MPD K9 Unit had many successes at Region 12 United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Trials last week! 84 teams from the area participated in the event. Below is a summary of the Unit’s achievements: Joe Fuller 3rd place overall and 1st place department team with Bartholomew Shawn Brandt 3rd place […]
June 25, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the identification, arrest and charge of a suspect in the 2015 death of Susan Spiller of Minneapolis. “A team of dedicated homicide investigators never lost their commitment to this case,” said Chief Arradondo. “Our hope is to help provide answers and bring justice to the Spiller […]
June 21, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Fifteen new MPD Community Service Officers (CSOs) have joined the current group after completing the three-week CSO Academy. The total number of Community Service Officers now stands at 29. They have been given their new assignments, and are divided up and placed in all five Precincts, which needed the added help. […]
A Daily Dose of Great police Work doesn’t always have to mean feats of heroism, rather it can be an instance when they make a positive impact on someone’s life by a compassionate act. Two MPD Officers attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle’s driver initially took off and into an alley, a second […]
June 18, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Nearly 50 MPD staff members and citizens were honored in City Hall for their outstanding dedication and service in the community. The following awards were given: City Co-Star Award (26), Chief’s Award of Merit (9), Excellence in Investigation (2) and Lifesaving Award (11). Congratulations and thank you to all!
June 8, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Minneapolis Police Department Officer Michael Kirchen was awarded the Minnesota Police & Peace Officers Association Award at the Annual Convention in Alexandria, Minnesota. This award is presented to any Minnesota Peace Officer that demonstrates outstanding service, exemplary job performance or heroism. Officer Kirchen was nominated for his community outreach and […]