South Lake Minnetonka Police Department

  • Agency: South Lake Minnetonka Police Department
  • Address: 24150 Smithtown Road, Shorewood, 55331 MN
  • Chief: Bryan Litsey (Chief of Police)
Phone: 952-474-3261

South Lake Minnetonka Police Department is located at 24150 Smithtown Road, Shorewood, 55331 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Bryan Litsey. The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department phone number is 952-474-3261.

South Lake Minnetonka Police Department News

The SLMPD held a swearing in ceremony for Officer Madeline Graupmann during a department meeting on October 10th. Officer Graupmann began her SLMPD career as a police officer on February 21, 2017. Prior to that she was a Community Service Officer with the Willmar Police Department. Officer Graupmann’s parents attended the ceremony and her father had the honor of pinning her badge. Welcome aboard Officer Graupmann!

Employment Opportunity - Part-Time Community Service Officer The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department is currently accepting applications for a part-time Community Service Officer. These positions provide support services to Patrol, Investigations, Administration, Crime Prevention and Animal Control. Must also be willing to work some seasonal Park Patrol shifts. Must have a high school diploma and possess a valid driver’s license. Candidates will also be required to pass a background investigation. These are part-time positions that work a varied schedule of day, evening and weekend hours. 10-20 hours per week with a starting pay of $15.61 per hour. Preference will be given to those enrolled in an accredited law enforcement program or having performed law enforcement volunteer work. Application forms are available at and then scroll down to the bottom of the page under “Important SLMPD Employment Documents.” If you are unable to download these forms, an application packet can be requested by calling 952.474.3261 or by e-mailing Completed applications must be received by October 31, 2017. Applications can be submitted in-person, mail, courier or e-mail. If your application is submitted by e-mail, you will receive a confirmation e-mail by the next business day confirming your application has been received. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

An individual contacted the SLMPD to inform he had lost the quiver to his bow in the eastern part of Shorewood somewhere between Manor Road and Vine Hill Road. Please contact the SLMPD if you have seen the quiver or arrows. Thank you.

It was really nice so many of you attended the police and fire Public Safety Facility's open house last night. The SLMPD staff enjoyed meeting and talking to our visitors and giving them a chance to tour our facility and sharing with them what we do and what services are available. Also, please visit our website and sign up to receive e-mail alerts. Simply scroll down on the home page (lower right on the page) and enter your e-mail address and your first and last name. This is just one more way to stay updated on events or receive important information in the South Lake area.

Getting set up for tonight’s open house with the Excelsior Fire District.

Road closure barricades on Mill Street are there for a reason. Please follow the detour and be aware Minnesota State Statute 169.2715 (14) prohibits driving around, through or over any barricade. Any violation is a misdemeanor offense.

The office will be closed today, Friday September 15th for parking lot sealing. If you need to speak to an officer please call 911.

Our hearts are heavy throughout the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department after learning of the tragic incident which claimed the life of Wayzata Police Officer William Mathews. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Officer Mathews' family and friends, the Wayzata Police Department and the City of Wayzata.

The South Lake Minnetonka Police and Excelsior Fire District will be hosting a Public Safety open house on 10/05/2017 from 5:30pm to 8:00. Demonstrations, activities and raffle drawings for anyone bringing a food donation to the ICA Foodshelf. Kids can win a ride to school in a police car, adult prizes include gift certificates to many of our local businesses.

The SLMPD is partnering with AARP on ways you can protect yourself from various Frauds and Scams. SLMPD Detective Olson will be presenting a segment on what we are seeing locally. This presentation will be held at the Southshore Center on Thursday, September 14th at 10:30 am. Please join us and register for this free presentation at 952-474-7635.

Several west metro communities, including the communities of Excelsior, Shorewood, and Deephaven have reported being the victim of a burglary. In MN, a burglary is when someone enters a building without consent and intends to commit a crime such as theft. In the recently reported incidents, the suspects have gained access into the residence via open garage doors, unlocked service doors, and unlocked vehicles in the driveway with garage door openers inside. In one incident, a window was broken on a vehicle in the driveway, in order to use the garage door opener to gain access into the residence. SLMPD is following up on leads, and are asking for the community’s assistance with: • Staying vigilant about securing homes and personal property. • Securing garage and service entry doors. • Do not leave garage door openers in vehicles. • If your vehicle has a permanently installed opener, then manually secure or lock your overhead garage door. • Call 911 immediately if you see or hear anything suspicious These incidents have reportedly happened when the residents were inside sleeping. In the interest of public safety, we are asking that you do not attempt to apprehend any suspects. To date, there has not been any violent confrontations between victims and suspects, and the suspects have run away. We have no information that they have any intention for violence, and that quick grabs of electronics and purses are their main goal. Please call 911 immediately if you suspect someone has entered your home or garage, or has attempted to. Additionally, if you suspect someone has been inside your vehicle, we ask that you report it as well. South Lake Minnetonka Detectives are working with other affected agencies in an effort to quickly identify and apprehend the persons responsible for these crimes. If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact SLMPD at For more information and up to date news, look for us online at

Highway 7 project starts Monday, expect delays.

UPDATE: Both cats have been adopted out to happy new homes!

A reminder to our residents, door to door solicitors should have a permit with them and upon request should show it to you. If you suspect they don't have a permit or if they fail to show you the permit please call 911 and report it.

Officers took a report of illegally dumped waste earlier today. Yellow bricks and stone foundation material are part of what was dumped. If you know where this may have come from please call us . Thank you

Rain headed our way.

It was great meeting residents during the 2017 Night to Unite. We would like to attend more neighborhood parties in 2018 so please share and spread the word. We will be putting out more information starting May of 2018. Be safe and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Road construction in Shorewood

Looking for this nice dog's family. No tags or chip, but has Minnetonka skippers collar. Update: Safe and home now, thank you!

Lots to see at the 10,000 Lakes Concours d'Elegance in Excelsior today.

Road construction on Smithtown Road at Wooden Cleek Drive (former location of the Minnetonka Country Club) will take place August 3rd and August 4th. During this construction Smithtown Road will be reduced to one lane. Expect delays and plan accordingly. Travel safe.