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 […]

Sergeant Katie Blackwell

Sergeant Blackwell is one of the Minneapolis Police Department’s proud military heroes. Currently, she’s working in MPD’s Assault Unit. She was transferred shortly after leading officers on a downtown manhunt for a rapist who had assaulted women in parking ramps. It didn’t take long for her First Precinct Team to catch their suspect after some […]

Officer Mike Kirchen

Rain or shine, you’ll find Officer Mike Kirchen pedaling away. Actually, there’s a good chance that you might run into him while he’s “shooting the breeze.” That’s exactly what the MPD has asked him to do. He personifies Chief Harteau’s “Cops out of Cars” directive as a member of our Community Engagement Team. His passion […]

Sergeant Mohammed Abdullahi

Sergeant “Mo”, as he is affectionately known in the community, helped guide the MPD through its nationally-recognized Police Executive Research Forum project in Cedar-Riverside. The project has created a model for agencies, both nationally and internationally, to follow as they reach out to their immigrant communities. A community that once feared the police and didn’t […]

Police Activities League (PAL)

The PAL program has really expanded. There are more officers working with the PAL kids and the number of PAL members grew from 300 to 495 between 2013 and 2014. The team working out of the Special Operations Center on the Northside facilitated basketball, football, soccer, boxing, summer fitness camps, the Police Explorers Picnic, and […]

K9 Unit

The Minneapolis Police Canine Unit serves the citizens and law enforcement officers of Minneapolis and the surrounding community. The goal of the Canine Unit is to make police work safer and more efficient for the men and women who patrol the streets through the use of specially trained canines and handlers. The Canine Unit is […]

Mounted Patrol

The K-9 unit seems to get all the attention around the MPD. That is, until the Mounted Patrol Unit shows up. The thing is, they show up everywhere. 23 riders and 11 horses have been extremely valuable tools in connecting with the community at fairs, parades, festivals and open houses. This unit and the managed […]