Minneota Police Department

  • Agency: Minneota Police Department
  • Address: 129 E. 1st Street, Minneota, 56264 MN
  • Chief: Eric Johnson (Chief of Police)
Phone: (507)872-6185

Minneota Police Department is located at 129 E. 1st Street, Minneota, 56264 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Eric Johnson. The Minneota Police Department phone number is (507)872-6185.

Minneota Police Department News

And the excitement builds.

A little humor for you - This is just a cruel joke on a hungry cop....

Excellent performance young ladies. We are very proud of you for all you do both on and off the court. We are excited to see what tomorrow brings.

With Veterans Day coming can anyone tell me something about this pin. It was found amongst my wife's grandmother's sewing kit. Looking for age, purpose, or any fun fact that you a have regarding the pin.

Wind Chill can be very dangerous. Don't risk your ears, nose, fingers and toes. Dress for the weather and the WIND.

It is sad that our world has come to this but wonderful that there is such a program to keeps babies safe.

I can't say it loud or often enough. People need to be careful. The days of innocence are long gone...if the existed at all.

Please start slowing down. Winter driving is here and you life matters.

ATTENTION - date changed to this Wednesday the 8th at 1pm in competition gym so as not to conflict with another event. Please help get the word out. Chief Bill Bolt

A frequent complaint I receive during this time of the year are people not using their headlights, having only one working headlight, tailgating, unsafe passing and driving too fast for conditions. These issues are even more concerning as road conditions worsen due to snow and ice. Minnesota State Statute 169.48 Vehicle lighting says lights are to be displayed by every vehicle – “(1) at any time from sunset to sunrise; (2) at any time when it is raining, snowing, sleeting, or hailing; and (3) at any other time when visibility is impaired by weather, smoke, fog or other conditions or there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of 500 feet ahead.” Minnesota State Statute 169.63 Number of Lamps “(a) At all times when lighted lamps on vehicles are required in this chapter, at least two lighted headlamps shall be displayed, one on each side at the front of every motor vehicle…” Minnesota State Statute 169.18 Following vehicle too closely. “(a) The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the conditions of the highway.” Minnesota State Statute 169.18 Passing. “(1) the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle;” Minneota State Statute 169.14 Duty to drive with due Care. “No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions.” I am going to be increasing traffic enforcement with a focus on these concerns. I encourage everyone to make sure their vehicles are ready for winter driving and to add more time to their commute so that you can drive at a safe and reasonable speed.

"Being a leader doesn't make me better than you... it only makes me responsible for you." Chief Bill Bolt I make this lesson an important part of training and mentoring my officers. I also follow this principle when I work with my family and the public. It doesn't matter who you are, or what your status is. I serve you and without you I would have no one to lead... Thank you for the opportunity to be there for you.

County roads are icy. County 10 west of Minneota is 35mph to be safe. Don't risk your life. Slow down and triple your stopping and following distance.

The next time you think you are not smart enough remember this...

That top photo is cute. But until you are in the bottom photo you won't truly appreciate a hot beverage.

Getting into a wreck or rolling your vehicle is one way to meet me and my friends but we would prefer if you just stop in at the office...Winter driving can be dangerous and we ask that you slow down and make sure you tires are good and that both your headlights work.

Our page now has 6,000 likes and we want to thank all of you for liking and following our page. We are a small community of approximately 1,400 people and we never imagined that so many people would be interested in our little part of the world. Our goal has and will continue to be to provide important and useful information to everyone who sees our page. Thanks again and stay tuned for our upcoming post...

This raises more questions then it answers but parents need to be very careful with their children using social media.

October has been particularly difficult for many in Minneota and the surrounding area. I encourage everyone to show support in whatever manner you are good at. If you pray please pray for comfort and peace. If you give please give from your heart with joy. If you smile and laugh, do so more often and in public. If you are good at simply being present in silent support than make your presence felt....I don't know why this October has bee so hard but if we stick together we will come through it.

Ask the Chief – What can I do to provide a safe and enjoyable Halloween for my kids? By following a few simple rules you and your kids will be safe and have a great time. Here are the top 5 safety rules for Halloween. 01: Dress for the weather, have a flash light and costumes that you can see out off and that don’t present a choking hazard. Masks make it hard for kids to see, hear cars and avoid other dangerous. 02: Always have a responsible adult or older child supervising younger children. Halloween can be fun but it is not a free for all where children of all ages are let loose to run around town unsupervised. Doing so is asking for trouble with bullying, peer pressure and all short of bad behavior that is easily avoidable. 03: Inspect your children’s collection of treats and don’t let them eat treats that have been opened or are homemade. There are numerous social media warnings about drug laced candies so unless grandma made it why take the chance. 04: Respect everyone’s property. Not everyone celebrates Halloween so if there is no porch light on or if there is something blocking the path to the door don’t go to that house. 05: Be polite to everyone. Trick or Treating is a privilege and providing candy can be very expensive. If you want to get good treats and encourage people to continue to give, always be respectful and thank the homeowners. Don’t cut across yards. It is best to stay on the sidewalk and walk up to the house using the front pathway. Finally, don’t be in a hurry and don’t shove your way to the front. Set a good example and if there are small kids going to the door let them be up front. Have a fun and safe Halloween. Sincerely, Chief Bill Bolt

Reminder - Get your Flu shot today.

Another busy week in Minneota 10/23/2017 Animal Complaint in the 200 block of S. Jefferson Street Funeral Escort from St. Edwards Catholic Church. Motor Vehicle Collision in the 100 block of N. Madison Street Parking Violation on E. 5th Street at N. Monroe Street Public Disturbance in the 300 block of W. 4th Street 10/24/2017 Suspicious Activity at the Minneota Library Traffic Stop on County Road 10 by Hope Lutheran Church Traffic Stop on Hwy 68 at N. Grant Street 10/25/2017 Motor Vehicle Collision at River Side Park Vandalism in the 300 block of W. 4th Street 10/26/2017 Keys locked in vehicle in the 300 block of Hwy 68 Traffic Stop on Hwy 68 at N. Jackson Street Assist Lyon County Sheriff Department Abandoned Dogs on County Road 3 north of Minneota 10/27/2017 Traffic Stop on Hwy 68 at N. Jackson Street Traffic Stop on Hwy 68 at N. Monroe Street 10/28/2017 Assault at Riverside Park Public Disturbance and release conditions violation in the 100 block of Hwy 68