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

Update: Highway 7 is now open. Highway 7 is closed west of Highway 41 to Eureka Road due to a multi vehicle crash. Please use alternative routes.

It was another successful year at the Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank. We are grateful for the opportunity to help provide food for the hungry in our region. Officers, employees, friends, and family from the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department took time out of their busy lives and helped package and prepare 2,248 lbs. of rice for distribution to local food shelves in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. It was a fun and rewarding experience and a nice way to help the 1 in 10 households in Minnesota affected by hunger.

We wanted to send out a big thank you to all those who dropped off toys for the Toys for Tots Drive! We are still collecting toys until December 20th at 2:00 p.m. Thank you again and have a good holiday!

Thank you for all your generousity on our annual Toys for Tots drive this year. If you still wish to drop off toys at the SLMPD, you have until the end of business day on December 19th. Please note the date change from our original post/flyer.

Some important information if you need to TEXT 911.

Crime prevention tips to follow during the holiday season and all year round.

Crime Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season: The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department has a few tips to help deter the Grinch from ruining your holiday season. - If you have packages being delivered bring them into the residence as soon as possible. If no one is home request delivery alerts or require a signature for deliveries to your address. - Talk to your neighbors and work with them to hold on to packages so they are not left outside for extended periods of time. - There are many technologies available that deter theft and in the event a theft occurs can help us identify the culprits. This includes motion lights and camera systems. - Remove items from vehicles that are left outside and lock the doors to both vehicles and residences. - If you plan on being away, you can call and have house checks conducted by the police department. Having interior and exterior lights on is also a good deterrent. Temporarily stopping mail and newspaper delivery is also a good practice so as not to tip off anyone that there is no one around. Happy Holidays!

SCAM ALERT: A resident in the South Lake Minnetonka area received a letter from scammers pretending to be the Publishers Clearing House (PCH). The letter congratulated this resident and provided a sponsorship check to assist with out of pocket expenses for claiming the prize. The letter and check were found to be from imposters and not the real PCH. According to PCH: If you are ever contacted by someone claiming to represent PCH, or claiming to be one of our employees, and asked to send or wire money (for any reason whatsoever, including taxes); or send a pre-paid gift card or Green Dot Moneypak card in order to claim a sweepstakes prize – DON’T! It’s a SCAM. If you are sent a check, told it’s a partial prize award, and asked to cash it and send a portion back to claim the full prize award, DON’T. The check is fake, but the SCAM is real! What’s the catch? Even though the check is bogus, if you deposit the check, the money may be available to you for a short time. Under federal law, banks make the funds you deposit available quickly – usually within one to five days, depending on the type of check. But just because you can withdraw the money doesn’t mean the check is good. It can take weeks for the forgery to be discovered and the check to bounce. And that’s what the scam artists are counting on. They hope that if you believe the check is real you’ll be willing to send them money back. - Publishers Clearing House – Consumer Protection Awareness Tips

Happy Holidays from the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department.

The SLMPD is participating in the annual Toys for Tots drive again this year. We are accepting donations beginning now through December 19th. If you wish to contribute, please drop off your donated item during our regular business hours, Monday - Through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Thank you for your generosity and have a safe holiday season.

Happy Halloween from the SLMPD. Fun to watch all the kids from Excelsior Elementary School’s Halloween parade. Even Excelsior Fire District and the SLMPD got in to the spirit. Have a safe night.

Temperatures have dropped to freezing and roads are getting slick. Crashes are being reported throughout the area. Slow down, bridges are priority for the salt/sand crews who are out now.

Well, like it or not it is here. Drive safely!

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.