Rosemount Police Department

  • Agency: Rosemount Police Department
  • Address: 2875 145th Street West, Rosemount,, 55068 MN
  • Chief: Gary Kalstabakken (Chief of Police)
Phone: (651) 423-4491
Fax: (651) 423-4485

Rosemount Police Department is located at 2875 145th Street West, Rosemount,, 55068 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Gary Kalstabakken. The Rosemount Police Department phone number is (651) 423-4491.

Rosemount Police Department News

According to the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center, Opiates are a type of drug inside of Opium, Prescription Drugs, Synthetics and Heroin. Opiates are commonly prescribed for pain, cough, diarrhea and opiate treatments. According to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, 80% of the worlds pain pills are consumed in the United States. 2015: 1 person died every 19 minutes from prescription drug overdose in the United States 2016: 1 person every 11 minutes 2017: 1 person every 10 minutes We lose nearly 140 people a day to opiate drug overdoses; which means we lose almost 1,000 people a week. Be cognizant of the use of prescription medications you or your family members are consuming. Additionally, CLEAN OUT YOUR MEDICINE CABINET!!! If you have medications that you are no longer using or have since expired, bring them to the Rosemount Police Department between normal business hours and place them in the Rx Prescription Bin located indoors.

**ROSEMOUNT POLICE DEPARTMENT HISTORY UPDATE* Back on May 28th, the Rosemount Police Department created a post seeking help in finding our history and identifying former Rosemount Police officers. Here is a quick update of what we have discovered with help from former officers, famliy members and old newspapers: - The identification of approximately 150 (give or take) law enforcement officers for Rosemount area going back to 1875 including the identification of EVERY licensed officer serving Rosemount back to 1970 - The handwritten oath of office for Constable Guy Maltby from 1890 - Numerous photos from families of former officers with their loved ones in uniform - Countless phone calls and conversations with former officers dating back to the 1960’s including two previous chiefs from 70’s-90’s - Several old patches including the police department's first official patch which was handstitched - Several old badges - A duty holster from Chief Norris Pederson circa 1960’s - A duty jacket from Chief Oswald Larsen circa 1950’s - Several uniform shirts dating back to the 1970’s? - An old squad radio - Hundreds of newspaper articles regarding the police and crime in Rosemount back to the 1880s This has been an amazing challenge. We are sure there are more of you out there that can help us put the pieces in our history puzzle. We are not done and know there is much more history to find. Eventually we would like to organize and display these cool artifacts that are so important to our history. We are trying very hard not to exclude any officers that have made sacrifices for our community. If you have something you would like to share (including information), please contact Sergeant Jeremiah Simonson at jeremiah.simonson@ci.rosemount.mn.us. Here are a few of the contributions we have recieved as a result of our earlier post.

Rosemount Officers responded to the Dakota County Technical College today to assist the Dakota County Sheriff's Office with a weapons/threats complaint. There is no threat to public safety at this time; please see below for further information.

Seasonal parking restrictions help our public works employees safely and quickly clear city streets during a significant snow fall event. Please remember when two or more inches of snow falls there is NO PARKING on any public street until the street is plowed CURB TO CURB. Help keep the roads safe for everyone in our community by making sure your vehicles are moved off the roadways!

As the temperatures start rising in the day time and cooling over night, black ice may become more prevalent. Black ice, sometimes called clear ice, is a thin coating of glaze ice on a surface, especially on roads. The ice itself is not black, but visually transparent, allowing the often black road below to be seen through it. What do you do if you encounter black ice? Your first reaction must be to remain calm and avoid overreacting. The general rule is to do as little as possible and allow the car to pass over the ice. Do not hit the brakes, and try to keep the steering wheel straight. If you find yourself in an accident, dial 911 immediately and officers will respond immediately. Pay attention to the roadways and drive safe!

What do you do if you find yourself a victim of fraud??? Here are a couple helpful hints to guide you through the proper steps. Protect yourself: A 90-day security alert gives you time to verify if you are a fraud victim. If you determine you are a fraud victim, you may add a seven-year extended victim statement to your credit report. Inform creditors: Contact all creditors associated with the account and inform them that the account is fraudulent. Document all contacts: Make notes on everyone you speak with. Ask for names, department names and phone extensions, and record the date you speak with each person. Understand the process: Each creditor may have a different process for handling a fraud claim. Make sure you understand exactly what is expected from you, and then ask what you can expect from the creditor. At the conclusion of an investigation, ask the creditor for a document that states you are not responsible for the debt. Follow up: Make sure everything a creditor/credit reporting agency has requested is received. It is always a good idea to place a follow-up call or send a letter for confirmation. Review credit reports regularly: Obtain another credit report several months after you believe everything is cleared up. If a new fraudulent account is discovered, you will know how to handle it. If your credit report is back to normal, you can feel confident that all issues were resolved as you expected. Do not throw away files: Keep all notes and correspondence related to the fraud incident in an accessible file in case they are needed in the future. Law Enforcement: Some creditors require a police case file when taking a fraudulent report. If needed, you can fill out a fraud packet online (link below) and bring into the Rosemount Police Department. https://ci.rosemount.mn.us/506/Fraud-Packet

As temperatures drop this winter, the American Red Cross offers ten steps people can take to stay safe during the cold weather. 1. Layer up! Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat. 2. Don’t forget your furry friends. Bring pets indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water. 3. Remember the three feet rule. If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs. 4. Requires supervision – Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed. 5. Don’t catch fire! If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs. 6. Protect your pipes. Run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage. 7. Better safe than sorry. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night. Your heating bill may be a little higher, but you could avoid a more costly repair job if your pipes freeze and burst. 8. The kitchen is for cooking. Never use a stove or oven to heat your home. 9. Use generators outside. Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage. 10. Knowledge is power. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator. For more information on how to stay safe during the cold weather, visit winter storm safety.

Over the past week, RPD responded to over 227 calls for service and traffic stops. Not all events are detailed in this report as numerous cases are under investigation at this time. Notable events are below: 1-Structure Fire 22-Medicals 10-Traffic Accidents 2- Burglaries 2- Adult Arrests Officers were dispatched to a cardiac arrest medical in the early morning hours over the weekend. Officer performed CPR and were able to save the life of the patient. Nice work Officer's Swenson, Officer Johnson, Officer Luck and Sergeant Risvold. Also, nice work to the Rosemount Fire Department, the Dakota County Communications Center and Health East Ambulance Service.

Plan a ride ahead of time or find a safe place to stay. Be smart, drive sober or get pulled over. Happy Holidays!

***TEEN ACADEMY*** Does your High-Schooler want to know more about Law Enforcement? Perfect!! We have the best program for them!!! Here is the link to sign up for Teen Academy, starting Feb 1st, 2018 through March 15th, 2018. We are only accepting a certain amount of applicants, so REGISTER NOW to save your spot! http://www.ci.apple-valley.mn.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2070

Thank-you for allowing the Rosemount Police Department be a part of your homecoming!! Welcome home 257th Military Police Company!!!

Congratulations to the last two graduates of the CPR certification program!!! This year we conducted 6 classes and certified 31 Rosemount residents in CPR and AED use. This was a pilot program and at this time we are unsure if we will be able to continue the program. If the program does continue, we will post all of the information HERE!!! Thanks again to everyone who volunteered their time to attend the classes and learn how to save lives!

Look who showed up at the Rosemount Police Department this morning!!! Klaus is his name!! He knew that all we eat is donuts and coffee!!!!

Last weekend, we had a string of burglaries of garages and thefts from motor vehicles. In this case, the suspects were caught and arrested. However, that does not always happen. The cold weather may keep you inside, but it does not always keep the criminals inside. Lock your vehicles. Take valuables out of your vehicle. Do not make contact with the suspect and call 911 immediately.

Two more classes are CPR Certified! Congrats to all who graduated!! Not Pictured: Mary S., Tiffany S., Sarah L., Heidi G., and Traci O. Thank-you for all who attended CPR classes thus far this year. There is only one CPR class left, and the class is full. Stay tuned for future class information.

The Rosemount Police Department is hiring!!! The Rosemount Police Department is excited to announce that we are hiring a new officer! The application process will be open from today until 8:00 am, January 2nd! After the application process is complete, the interview(s) will follow! Then, the background process will begin and if all goes well, the officer will HOPEFULLY start late February or early March! Our starting pay is $26.72 and the new officer will reach top pay after ONLY 3 years! We are excited to see and meet all of you! For more information, go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rosemountmn

CALL if you can – Text if you CAN’T You may have recently seen on the news that you can now text 911 in Minnesota if you are experiencing an emergency but not able to make a phone call. This is a great option for those who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing or in a situation that would make talking on the phone more dangerous. The Dakota Communications Center, which handles all emergency 911 calls for our county, is not set up to receive text messages to 911 … yet and will not be until at least February if not later. If you find yourself in a situation that does not allow you to call 911 but you still need emergency services, you can still text 911. Those texts will be sent to the Hennepin County Dispatch Center who will then relay the information to our dispatch center. This is a program that Dakota Communications Center is excited to implement; however, they need to provide each dispatcher with the proper training before it will be placed into effect.

Shop with a Cop 2017

Last night, the Rosemount Police Department had the pleasure of taking 17 kids to Shop with a Cop. We had 10 Rosemount Officers and 6 Dakota County Sheriffs Deputies that participated! We went to the Target in Inver Grove Heights, then to McDonalds for dinner and wrapped all of the presents at the Rosemount American Legion! A BIG THANK YOU goes to the American Legion Post 65 and McDonalds for sponsoring this event and to Target for allowing us to take over the store!

Six years ago, The Rosemount Police Department (under the guidance of Sergeant Mike Dahltrom) started Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army. We have thoroughly enjoyed bell ringing each year and look forward to seeing you today at The Rosemount Cub Foods from 4:00pm to 6:00pm!!

**RPD STATS UPDATE** Below are various RPD response statistics from 11/21-11/28. Note: that not all statistics are noted below due to on-going investigations. ~172 Calls for Service and Self-Initiated Calls ~1 DWI Arrest ~4 Drug related Arrests ~1 Disorderly Conduct Arrest ~0 Juvenile Arrests More importantly, our officers responded to a medical where the patient had a heart attack and then went into cardiac arrest. Family members on scene, along with RPD Officers, the Rosemount Fire Department and Health East Ambulance Service conducted CPR on the patient and the AED was utilized to save the patients life. NICE WORK ALL INVOLVED!

As the holidays approach package deliveries will increase and likely package thefts will as well while victim’s are out of the house. Keep an eye out for slow moving vehicles in neighborhoods and parties tailing delivery drivers. Other parts of the metro have had juveniles on bikes stealing packages as well. A reminder – tips to avoid package theft: have the package require a signature, send the package to an alternate address where someone is present to accept it, track packages online to monitor delivery, instruct the carrier to leave the package in an area away from the front door and pick up mail as soon as possible.

The Rosemount Police Department has a lot to be thankful for this year. Our residents are one in a million, our police department staff is incredible and we just added two new officers to the crew!! Nick Swanson and Nick Bellos (YES, both are named Nick!) were sworn in last night as police officers for the City of Rosemount. Check out the photos from the event!!