Bemidji Police Department

  • Agency: Bemidji Police Department
  • Address: 613 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, 56601 MN
  • Chief: Gerald Johnson (Chief of Police)

Bemidji Police Department is located at 613 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, 56601 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Gerald Johnson. The Bemidji Police Department phone number is 218-333-9111.

Bemidji Police Department News

Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. It is a coed program for youth ages 14-20 years old. Programs are forming in Bemidji for the fields of Law Enforcement and/or Fire and EMS. Who: Any youth ages 14-20 years old What: Law Enforcement and/or Fire and EMS Career Explorer Posts When: Thursday May 3rd anytime from 4-8pm during parent teacher conferences. Cost is $20 to join Where: Bemidji High School Commons Area Why: Stop by to see where your future may lead you! Contact Brad Olson at brad.olson@scouting.org or call / text at 218-329-1452 for more information or to sign-up

Last night at the Bemidji Police Department, Kristopher Kolkin was honored with a Citizen Commendation presented by Officer Jade Hayft. In January 2018, Kristopher Kolkin reported suspicious circumstances and a possible fraudulent check that he encountered while he was delivering pizza. Kolkin, while being in fear of his safety, made note of the description of the suspect and the vehicle she was riding in, along with the vehicle license plate number. After relaying this information to the Bemidji Police Department, the investigation revealed the check was stolen from an unreported burglary in another county. This information resulted in the apprehension of 3 suspects who were involved in a motor vehicle theft, other burglaries, and an arson. The suspects also had felony warrants pending for unrelated matters. This investigation proved to be very complex and without the quick thinking and the assistance of Kolkin, these cases may have not been solved. Thank you Kristopher Kolkin for making a difference in your community!

Happy Administrative Professionals Day to our very own Bemidji Police Department crime analyst and administrative assistant and Beltrami County Records Technicians.

Found on Washington Ave S. If this is your cat, call the Bemidji Police Department, 218-333-9111.

We just received a message from Kari, “Good day, I just wanted to give a shout out to Officer Dean (I think it was). Car # 14-3. He took the time to shoot some hoops with the neighborhood boys (my nephew Kota & his friend Ethan) at Gordon Falls Park. He was very professional, thoughtful & kind. Please pass on our thanks!” Great job Officer Dane Donnell. Community policing at its finest!

Congratulations to Henrik (age 6) who won a bike in our coloring contest. Henrik picked an awesome "motorbike" style bicycle and received a new helmet! The decision wasn't even that tough once he saw this bike. He knew it was the right one for him! Now to get home and take the training wheels off, because he can ride without them!

Sgt. Bellows assisted Officer Carrigan with the drawing for our coloring contest WINNERS! We have left messages for the two winners to contact Officer Carrigan to claim their prize! Congratulations! We absolutely loved seeing all of the great coloring pages!

Here are our coloring contest entries. The winners have been selected. (See video) We would like to thank everyone that entered. Your coloring was awesome and we enjoyed seeing the artwork!!

UPDATE: RELEASED TO OWNER Found on Sherman Dr NE. If this is your dog, call the Bemidji Police Department, 218-333-9111.

The Bemidji Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying people of interest in regards to an ongoing investigation. If you know these people , please private message us, or call Officer Ruport at 218-766-5532. When contacting law enforcement please reference PHOTO 290 when speaking with the Officer or leaving a message. Thank you.

It is illegal for drivers of all ages to READ, COMPOSE, or SEND AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE or ACCESS THE INTERNET on a wireless device when the vehicle is in motion or part of traffic!

UPDATE: RELEASED TO OWNER Stray cat found on the 600 block of Paul Bunyan Drive S. If this is your cat contact the Bemidji Police Department at 218-333-9111. Reference case # 18007912. Thank you for your assistance.

The Bemidji Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying a person of interest in regards to an ongoing investigation. If you know this person , please private message us, or call Officer Brouse at 218-766-6166. When contacting law enforcement please reference PHOTO 289 when speaking with the Officer or leaving a message. Thank you.

UPDATE: RELEASED TO OWNER Cat found on Gemmel Ave. If this is your cat, call the Bemidji Police Department, 218-333-9111.

PRESS RELEASE – Vehicle Pursuit On April 19th, 2018 at approximately 1303 hours a citizen contacted the Beltrami County Dispatch Center to report a physical assault occurring inside a vehicle that was traveling northbound on Paul Bunyan Drive near the Mississippi River bridge. A Bemidji Police Officer in the area located the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver failed to stop and fled westbound on 5th Street NW at speeds up to 95 mph. The pursuit continued southbound on Jefferson Avenue and Carr Lake road at speeds exceeding 100 mph. The pursuit then turned north on Monroe Avenue. At the end of Monroe Avenue the vehicle continued across a yard and crashed into the Mississippi River. As the vehicle floated down stream two suspects escaped the vehicle and swam to the opposite river bank. Assisting Beltrami County Sheriff’s Deputies and Bemidji Police Officers were able to locate and detain both suspects. One individual was identified as 22 year old Hamia Boos of Minneapolis. The second individual was identified as a juvenile. The juvenile was transported to Sanford Health for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries. One Bemidji Police Officer was injured during the pursuit and received treatment for minor injuries. The case remains under investigation and there is no further information at this time. The Bemidji Police Department was assisted by the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, Bemidji Ambulance, MN State Patrol, Bemidji Fire Dept and the Beltrami County Communications Center. Respectfully, Mike Mastin, Chief of Police

UPDATE: RELEASED TO OWNER Cat found on Gemmel Ave. If this is your cat, call the Bemidji Police Department, 218-333-9111.

Today is the day! Join us at Tim Hortons at 8:00AM

There is still time to get your coloring pages turned in for a change to win a bike!! All entries need to be in by Friday, April 20th.

This was a fantastic TRIAD meeting! Thanks to Deputy Roberts for speaking with our group.

The Bemidji Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying a person of interest in regards to an ongoing investigation. If you know this person , please private message us, or call Officer Ruport at 218-766-5532. When contacting law enforcement please reference PHOTO 287 when speaking with the Officer or leaving a message. Thank you.

We would like to extend a special THANK YOU! To Girl Scout Troop 832. The graciously donated all these goodies to officers from the police and sheriff's departments.

Distracted driving is the practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity. Put the distractions away and pay attention to the roadway!!

Don’t forget to get your coloring sheets turned in for a chance to win a bike. You have one more week. Pages are due by April 20th.

National Telecommunicators Week! We don’t say “thank you” enough!