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A look into MPD’s Crime Lab for ‘National Forensic Science Week’

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 Crime Lab unit! From exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty, the team plays […]

MPD serves stadium-themed meal to Ronald McDonald House residents

On Tuesday, September 18th MPD staff prepared and served a stadium-themed meal to the Ronald McDonald House families, visitors and staff. Officers prepared hot dogs, tacos, nachos, popcorn and Kool-Aid for lunch. The meal was served to celebrate the donation of 72 high-end smart TVs from a company called TCL. Representatives from four of Minnesota’s […]

‘Click It or Ticket’ – Extra seat belt enforcement in Minneapolis this September

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Press Releases

‘Click It or Ticket’ – Extra seat belt enforcement in Minneapolis this September

Extra DWI Patrols on Minneapolis Roads August 17th through September 2nd

2018 Summer DWI Mobilization: Pre-Enforcement News Release dwi-pre-release-Aug 2018

Officers respond to semi-trailer vs. car crash in the 4th Precinct

On July 23rd at 1:40 pm, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct responded to a report of a personal injury crash at the intersection of Dowling Avenue and Fremont Avenue North. Further information is that a semi-trailer had crashed into a passenger car at that location. Upon arrival, Minneapolis Police officers worked to […]

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Community

MPD serves stadium-themed meal to Ronald McDonald House residents

On Tuesday, September 18th MPD staff prepared and served a stadium-themed meal to the Ronald McDonald House families, visitors and staff. Officers prepared hot dogs, tacos, nachos, popcorn and Kool-Aid for lunch. The meal was served to celebrate the donation of 72 high-end smart TVs from a company called TCL. Representatives from four of Minnesota’s […]

MPD receives bronze sculpture in efforts to engage the community

On Thursday, September 13th the Community Engagement Team was invited to an Ice Cream Social at the Metro Work Center Inc in the 3rd Precinct. Three cast bronze sculptures were unveiled for local businesses. One was made for MPD – how awesome! This sculpture will be displayed at the 3rd Precinct. Metal in the Void made the […]

MPD Lieutenant and Officer honored for outstanding service with the Special Olympics

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 […]

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Videos

MPD’s Summer Youth Leadership Academy educates Latinx teenagers

A group of Latinx teenagers from Minneapolis spent one week in August participating in Chief Arradondo’s Youth Leadership Academy. The students spent time with Minneapolis Police officers, Community Service officers and other role models. They learned about team building, MPD police protocols, Police Explorers opportunities, leadership and fitness development. Participants had a full day at […]

Minneapolis Police Chaplains and Officers assist a family in need

On Tuesday, August 21st Minneapolis Police Chaplains partnered with Minneapolis Police 4th Pct Neighborhood Directed Patrol to assist a family in need. After struggling with the death of a loved one and the loss of a job, this family needed beds for the kids, a microwave, towels, bedding, pots and pans, plates/silverware and school supplies. […]

Over one thousand meals served for final Safe Summer Nights BBQ of the year

On Tuesday, August 14th MPD partnered with St. Paul Foundation to host their final Safe Summer Nights BBQ of the year. Community members came out to Cedar Field Park for a fun and safe evening with free food and refreshments. The group served 600 hot dogs and 600 hamburgers to the community. Seven bicycles were […]

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