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 […]

Officer Bevan Blauert

At the Minneapolis Police Department, we really value getting our “Cops out of Cars” to increase our positive community contacts and get to know our residents and business owners on a first name basis. Fifth Precinct Officer Bevan Blauert, the MPD’s 2014 Officer of the Year, could be the most popular person to walk the […]

Sergeant Grant Snyder & Officer Dale Hanson: Helping children

Investigating crimes against children is not only demanding work, it can be incredibly difficult. It is also incredibly important. Sergeant Grant Snyder has been investigating human trafficking and sex trafficking crimes since 2000, and in that time he has saved countless of teenage girls and women after they were drawn into the sex trade. He is relentless […]

Officer Carlos Baires Escobar

The Minneapolis Police Department has 5 Community Engagement Team Officers dedicated strictly to building trust and strengthening relationships with a number of diverse, ethnic communities in the city. Officer Carlos Baires Escobar is our Latino Community Officer. He provides a crucial link for thousands of residents who now recognize him as a trusted friend always […]