Brooklyn Center Police Department

  • Agency: Brooklyn Center Police Department
  • Address: 6645 Humboldt Ave N, Brooklyn Center, 55430 MN
  • Chief: Scott Bechthold (Chief of Police)
Phone: (763) 569-3333
Fax: (763) 561-0717

Brooklyn Center Police Department is located at 6645 Humboldt Ave N, Brooklyn Center, 55430 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Scott Bechthold. The Brooklyn Center Police Department phone number is (763) 569-3333.

Brooklyn Center Police Department News

If someone asked you to ship fine china you'd likely take extra precautions to make sure it wouldn't break in transit, right? Are children required to use a car seat, booster seat or seat belt? YES! Unfortunately, there are people on the roads that are not aware or know the various steps of restraints based on size and age. Please help us spread the word in an effort to educate drivers and keep our precious cargo safe! Also check out https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ots/child-passenger-safety/Pages/default.aspx.

Do you know youth ages 3-13 that would be interested in playing fun, non-competitive soccer at Centennial Park? It's affordable and scholarships are available to youth in need of financial assistance. Register by June 4.

City of Brooklyn Center, MN officials have been working to address median safety. We've researched 12 high-traffic intersections, mostly along Brooklyn Boulevard and Bass Lake Road. Safety concerns were revealed. https://youtu.be/DNT7--Mublc

Time is running out for Barkley! He is at Pets Under Police Security (PUPS) in Maple Grove and needs to find rescue by June 9th or he will be euthanized! PUPS only releases animals to approved rescue groups. If you are with a rescue group, please call 763-494-5999 or email cboser@maplegrovemn.gov if you can help or have any questions. https://www.facebook.com/MGImpoundDogs/photos/pb.181540439897.-2207520000.1527709329./10156294802494898/?type=3&theater

Brooklyn Center parents and guardians there's still time to register! Did you know there is no law that states when children can stay home alone, but there are guidelines. Feel confident about your child staying home alone with a valuable one-day class with Brooklyn Center Police Department, Brooklyn Center Fire Department and Brooklyn Center Recreation.

Hi Brooklyn Center, were you aware that there is curfew that applies to anyone under the age of 18 in Hennepin County? It was put in place to protect children and teens. Statistics show that a significant amount of crime involving juveniles happens late at night. https://www.hennepinattorney.org/prevention/students-youth/curfew If you witness suspicious activity please call 9-1-1.

The Brooklyn Center Police Department has received numerous complaints recently from citizens regarding Kirby Vacuum sales people. The reports we have received include the sales people being aggressive and not immediately leaving when citizens tell them that they are not interested in purchasing their products. Brooklyn Center does have an ordinance that prohibits door-to-door solicitation under certain circumstances (Section 19-701). One of these circumstances is when the owner or occupant of a private residence has told the solicitor that his/her goods or merchandise are not wanted and the solicitor does not immediately leave the premises. If you encounter a solicitor at your door and if you do not wish to purchase the service or merchandise, you should clearly tell the solicitor that you are not interested and that you want them to leave your property. If they do not leave your property, you should call 9-1-1 and ask that an officer respond to your property because of an aggressive solicitor. Depending on the specific circumstances, the officer might be able to pursue an ordinance violation and citation. If a citation is pursued, the homeowner or occupant would be asked to sign a citizen’s arrest form and give a statement to the officer because the citation would involve a potential misdemeanor offense not committed in the presence of a police officer. If this situation does happen to you, please try to provide as much information as possible to the dispatcher when you call 9-1-1. Ideally, the information should include a description of the solicitor, a description of what clothing the solicitor is wearing, and what direction the solicitor left in. The more information you are able to provide to the dispatcher, the easier it will be for us to locate him/her. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Brooklyn Center - are you ready for some Brooklyn Center trivia?!?! Which of the following was not a BCPD K-9? A. Boris B. Kingslee C. Nitro D. King E. Rocket F. Tano G. Gater As always...please be a good sport and take a wild guess! :)

Hello Brooklyn Center! Our CSOs have responded to a lot of dog bite calls over the last two weeks. Remember that any dog can bite, but you don’t need to avoid dogs completely. Please be aware of the risks and learn how to enjoy dogs without getting bitten. - Know the Risks - How to prevent dog bites (do's and dont's) - Unfamiliar dogs - what to do? - What do you do if you're bitten or attacked? - Possible diseases you can get Were you aware that Brooklyn Center has an Animal Ordinance? http://www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/documentcenter/view/3016 Check out the CDCs safety recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/features/dog-bite-prevention/index.html

Minnesota Reaches 100 Deaths on Minnesota Roads 100 Traffic Fatalities Bring Sorrow across the State • Minnesota reached 100 road fatalities over the weekend. • Preliminary data from the Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) shows 100 people have died on Minnesota roads since Jan. 1. • The state reported 100 deaths on May 15 in 2017. Recent Deaths on Minnesota Roads • A 56-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he hit a vehicle slowing down in a construction zone in Chisago County. • A woman and her 5-year-old daughter were killed when their vehicle spun out on a wet road, crossed into the other lane and were hit by a pickup truck in Aitkin County. • A speeding car ran off the road on a curve and collided with a utility pole in Anoka County, killing the 39-year-old driver and passenger. • A 55-year-old motorcyclist died when he rear-ended another motorcyclist who had braked hard at an intersection. Neither wore helmets and alcohol was reportedly involved. The 100 Fatalities Include: • 83 motor vehicle occupants. • Five motorcyclists, compared with six this time last year. • 11 pedestrians compared with 12 this time last year. • One bicyclist compared with zero this time last year. • 11 deaths involving crashes with heavy vehicle trucks. • 45 single vehicle crashes. • 47 multi-vehicle crashes. Making Better Choices Four main factors continue to contribute to the loss of life: • 28 alcohol-related deaths (28 percent). • Seven distracted-related deaths (7 percent). • 31 speed-related deaths (31 percent). • 31 unbelted motorist deaths (31 percent). • Three – other factors. Out of the 100 fatalities on Minnesota roads, 71 percent are male. Click it or Ticket Extra Enforcement • As the summer heats up, so does the travel season. The summer months are the most dangerous on Minnesota roads. • Buckling up is the first line of defense in a crash. Extra seat belt enforcement May 21 – June 3. • Seventy-five unbelted motorists lost their lives on Minnesota roads in 2017.

Today, Officer Kim Potter was presented an award for her 20 years of service with LEMA, which stands for Law Enforcement Memorial Association. During that time, Kim has overseen numerous memorial services, trained new LEMA members, and represented Brooklyn Center in a positive and professional manner. Also this year at our annual awards ceremony, Officer Potter was presented the Medal of Merit for her work with LEMA. The Medal of Merit is awarded to an employee of the Department for an act of excellent or outstanding self-initiated work, highly creditable unusual accomplishment, or for continuing long-term dedication and devotion to the Department or the community as a representative of the Department. We are honored to work alongside Officer Potter at the Brooklyn Center Police Department. Are you wondering…what is Law Enforcement Memorial Day and why the 15th? https://www.mnlema.org/may-15th.html

We put up with road and utility constuction to avoid living with chaos! ROAD CLOSURE MONDAY, MAY 14 - THURSDAY, MAY 1 65th Av will be closed as follows: • Monday, May 14 - 9:00am to 2:00pm - Humboldt to Bryant (Map #1) for pavement removal at the intersections of 65th Emerson and at 65th and Colfax. • Tuesday, May 15 - 9:00am to 9:00pm - Humboldt to Dupont (Map #2) for utility reconstruction at the intersection of 65th and Emerson. • Wednesday, May 16 - 7:00am to 9:00pm - Dupont to Bryant (Map #3) for utility reconstruction at the intersection of 65th and Colfax. • Thursday, May 17 - 9:00am to 2:00pm - Humboldt to Bryant (Map #3) for pavement replacement at the intersections of 65th and Emerson and 65th and Colfax . 65th Av will reopen to full traffic outside of these closure times. For questions or concerns, please contact 763-569-3340 or publicworks@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. Thank you. Brooklyn Center Public Works/Engineering

65th Avenue – ROAD CLOSURE - MONDAY, MAY 14 through THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 65th Avenue will be closed at the following locations at the following times: • Monday, May 14 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm between Humboldt Avenue and Bryant Avenue (See Attached Map #1) for pavement removal at the intersections of 65th Avenue & Emerson Avenue and at 65th Avenue & Colfax Avenue. • Tuesday May 15 from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm between Humboldt Avenue and Dupont Avenue (See Attached Map #2) for utility reconstruction at the intersection of 65th Avenue & Emerson Avenue. • Wednesday May 16 from 7:00 am until 9:00 pm between Dupont Avenue and Bryant Avenue (See Attached Map #3) for utility reconstruction at the intersection of 65th Avenue & Colfax Avenue. • Thursday May 17 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm between Humboldt Avenue and Bryant Avenue (See Attached Map #1) for pavement replacement at the intersections of 65th Avenue & Emerson Avenue and at 65th Avenue & Colfax Avenue. 65th Avenue will be reopened to full traffic outside of these closure times. Attached are the maps of the road closure areas and detour maps. For any questions or concerns regarding this matter please contact 763-569-3340 or publicworks@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. Thank you. Brooklyn Center Public Works/Engineering

Our officers truly enjoy community outreach! Officer Benge recently visited with this little lady named Lexi. Her Aunt Jodi Kirkwood was kind enough to send us a couple of photos!

Texting and Driving is illegal. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/03/01/semi-driver-distracted-cell-phone/ Distracted Driving Consequences • Minnesota’s “No Texting” law makes it illegal for drivers to read, send texts and emails, and access the web while the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic. That includes sitting at a stoplight or stop sign. o $50 plus court fees for a first offense. o $275 plus court fees for a second and/or subsequent offense. • If you injure or kill someone because of texting and driving, you can face a felony charge of criminal vehicular operation or homicide. https://dps.mn.gov/…/…/distracted-driving/Pages/default.aspx

Hello Brooklyn Center! Who's ready for some trivia? Does anyone know what year the BCPD appointed its first sergeant? Please be a good sport and take a wild guess. :)

Did you hear that rumble this morning? It was a storm of compassion and goodwill!! Great Rivers WI Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse, thanks for all you do for kids! We love your mission! Keep the rubber side down Spunky! Duck! Pipez! Pepper! Phoenix! Tank! Tumbleweed! Gingersnap! Hawkeye! Hops! Lionheart! Sunshine! Polar Bear! Bull! Pitbull! Bumper/Jhemm! Wheels! Rush! Crane! Zen! and Katz! http://wisconsin.bacaworld.org/

It is a whole new day in Brooklyn Center! Ugly hate won't stick here! We won't stand for it. This City stands for humanity. Thanks to City Employee Todd B for scrubbing the ugly away!

UPATE: Signs of hate are gone. This graffiti has been removed. We are aware of this graffiti. We will have it removed as possible. We are disheartened to see it in our City.

Beautiful day here in Brooklyn Center! Why not drop off your old medications while running errands or just going for a walk! We are open today!! Okay, we are always open, but we would love to see our Med Recycle Bin get used!

2018 Firehouse Park Area Reconstruction Project – Roads Closed – BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018 Please make arrangements for alternate pick up and drop off locations for your students. Stage 1 substantial completion is scheduled for approximately the end of July 2018. For any questions or concerns regarding this matter please contact 763-569-3340 or publicworks@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us. Thank you.

Well hello there Brooklyn Center, it's time for some trivia! Do you know why (without looking it up) Brooklyn Boulevard is diagonal when most streets in BC are a standard grid layout?

Just a light dusting of snow here at the Brooklyn Center Police Department!

Unless you drive one of these, we encourage everyone to have a second snowday at home!