Shakopee Police Department

  • Agency: Shakopee Police Department
  • Address: 475 Gorman St., Shakopee, 55379 MN
  • Chief: Jeff Tate (Chief of Police)
Phone: (952) 233-9400
Fax: (952) 233-3811

Shakopee Police Department is located at 475 Gorman St., Shakopee, 55379 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeff Tate. The Shakopee Police Department phone number is (952) 233-9400.

Shakopee Police Department News

UPDATE NEWS RELEASE: The Shakopee Police Department has identified the suspect in its Nov. 6 homicide investigation as Sergey Nikolaevich Balandin, a 31-year-old male from Shakopee. Balandin was booked into the Scott County Jail this evening on second-degree murder. The suspect is believed to be the victim’s boyfriend. He was apprehended shortly after the reported incident near the Hampton Inn in Shakopee, following a brief standoff with officers. Officers located the suspect hiding behind bushes. The victim will be identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office pending notification of family members. Further details will be available in the criminal complaint. The Shakopee Police Department also wants to express its appreciation to the agencies who responded to assist on the incident. Anyone with information concerning this event is urged to contact the Shakopee Police Department at 952-233-9400. Those wishing to remain anonymous may submit tips at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/SPDtip411 or by texting SPDTIPS and your tip to 847411 (TIP411). https://www.shakopeemn.gov/public-safety/police-department/crime-mapping-alerts/press-releases/-fsiteid-1

NEWS RELEASE: The Shakopee Police Department was dispatched today to an incident in the 1400 block of Savanna Drive in Shakopee for a report of a male who may have killed his wife. Officers found a 34-year-old woman deceased at the residence. The suspect, a 31 year-old-male from Shakopee, was apprehended shortly afterward near the Hampton Inn in Shakopee. No additional suspects are being sought in this incident. The Police Department does not believe this was a random act. At this time, there is no threat to the general public. The Shakopee Police Department, with the assistance of other agencies, are investigating the incident. No additional information is available at this time, but more information will be released pending further investigation. Anyone with information concerning this event is urged to contact the Shakopee Police Department at 952-233-9400. Those wishing to remain anonymous may text the word "spdtips" and the tip information to 847411. https://www.shakopeemn.gov/public-safety/police-department/crime-mapping-alerts/press-releases/-fsiteid-1

Do you own or manage a rental property in Shakopee? If so, you are required to take the Crime Free Multi Housing Phase 1 class. CFMH is a program designed to reduce crime, drugs, illegal, and nuisance activity in rental communities. We are offering two courses, the first is Tuesday, November 14th from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the second is Wednesday and Thursday, November 29th and 30th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration paperwork can be found at: http://www.shakopeemn.gov/public-safety/police-department/rental-registration Sign up now to reserve your seat and learn how to better manage your rental property!

This past Saturday Shakopee Crime Prevention Inc partnered with two local taxi companies to provide free sober rides home from Shakopee bars. We are proud to announce that the event was a success! Shakopee Taxi and Latour Transportation gave 29 free rides to over 60 people. Due to the success we saw on Saturday we will be offering free rides home from the bars on Wednesday, November 22nd. Please take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy a sober ride home. :)

Happy Halloween! We are welcoming trick-or-treaters at the Police Department and City Hall from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Hope to see you there 👻🎃

Do you have a question you have always wanted to ask a cop? Join us for coffee and get your questions answered at our Coffee with a Cop event on Monday, November 13th at McDonald's! The event will be an open house style, stay as long or as little as you would like. The event is open to everyone.

Yesterday, some of our officers helped clean up along County Road 21 as part of the Adopt a Highway program. Lucky for us the weather was much nicer than it is today 😉

No tricks from us this Halloween, just the treat of a free ride home :) If you are planning on spending your Halloween Saturday night at a bar in Shakopee take advantage of our free sober ride home opportunity! Print off this voucher and turn it in to your cab driver. Participating taxi companies are Shakopee Taxi and LaTour Transportation. Free to those within Shakopee city limits, and up to $10 paid towards the cab fare for those going outside the city limits. Have a safe and spooky Halloween weekend! 👻

We're back for #TrafficTriviaTuesday! Enter your best guess by 10 a.m. Wednesday for a chance to win a Dairy Queen treat. Q: How many speeding tickets have we (Shakopee PD) issued between January 1, 2017 and October 24, 2017? A: 875. So far this year we have written 875 tickets for speed violations. In addition, we have given out 696 warnings.

Last week we asked you for some traffic related issues you saw in our community. Since then, one of our patrol officers has made it a priority to spend time in some of these locations. Keep in mind, the amount of time we are able to spend in certain locations is dependent on our call load for the day. Below you will find statistics on the extra patrols. We will continue to monitor these areas and update you as we are able :) Vierling Dr • 10 speeding citations issued (low speed was 40 mph (10 over) and high speed was 45 mph (15 over)) • 1 citation to driver who ran red light, cut other drivers off, and had a cancelled driver’s license. 17th Ave • 6 speeding citations issued (low speed was 50 mph (10 over, and high was 66 mph (26 over) County Rd 21 at County Rd 18 • 1 U-turn ticket issued

Happy Friday the 13th! Get to know your Shakopee Police by checking out our new video! Find out a little bit about what we do and what some of our goals are for the future :) The video can also be found on http://www.shakopeemn.gov/public-safety/police-department

Is there a certain stop sign nobody stops for? A certain street everyone speeds on? Areas where people seem to drive recklessly? If you have a traffic concern, please let us know! This fall we've received numerous traffic related complaints via Facebook messenger. Upon receiving these complaints we deploy officers, as available, to those locations. These officers monitor the areas and keep track of their statistics. We are looking for any areas that you think we should send our officers to. Please comment below, or message us. If you agree with a location mentioned below, like that comment so we have a better understanding of how many people are concerned about that area. Keep in mind the amount of traffic enforcement we are able to do is dependent upon the call load for the day. We will post updates every 2-3 weeks regarding what we've found.

If you own a rental property in Shakopee, you might be interested in our Crime Free Phase 1 Multi-Housing class. Crime Free Multi-Housing training is required for all rental property owners or managers in Shakopee. The Crime Free Multi-Housing program is designed to reduce crime, drugs, illegal, and nuisance activity in rental communities. Training will take place Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Nov. 29 & 30 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration form available online. https://goo.gl/DivWGk If you have any questions please contact Liz at 952-233-9441.

Less than an hour until our #SPDtweetalong! Follow @ShakopeePD on twitter as we take you on a virtual ride along :)

We don't want to see you black & blue or dead, so how about a {free} sober ride home instead? In an effort to keep those who have been drinking off the roads on one of our busiest weekends, we have teamed up with Shakopee Crime Prevention Inc to provide free rides home from Shakopee bars on October 28th. Visit: http://www.shakopeemn.gov/public-safety/police-department/crime-prevention to print off your voucher!

If there is something you want to see changed in Shakopee, please consider attending this workshop on Oct. 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Shakopee Community Center.

We are hosting a "virtual ride along," in which the public can follow Shakopee police officers as we respond to calls via twitter. We will be tweeting from the squad car from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday, October 6th. Follow the virtual ride-along on Twitter by following the Police Department @ShakopeePD or using hashtag #SPDtweetalong. People without a twitter account can still follow along by visiting www.twitter.com/ShakopeePD periodically throughout the evening.

This morning, our department responded to a vehicle-bicycle accident on 17th Avenue near the high school. A student bicyclist was hit when crossing in front of a vehicle. The bicyclist suffered a leg injury and minor scrapes and bruises. We remind drivers to use caution near schools and for pedestrians and cyclists to always use crosswalks and look both ways. Shakopee, MN City Government is continuing to work with both Scott County and Shakopee Public Schools to address the long-term needs of the crossing areas on the county-owned 17th Avenue.

We are proud to announce that we were the Battle of the Badges Rookie of the Year! We registered 51 donors and collected blood from 47 generous donors. A special thank you to Cristie Lesko for all her hard work recruiting donors and organizing the event. Thank you Cristie! Join us next year as we work to take down the Rogers Police Department and win it all! 😁 http://www.mbc.org/News-Events/News-Detail/17-09-25/Announcing_the_2017_Battle_of_the_Badges_Winners.aspx

Calling all parents! Next Monday there will be a presentation given by MADD here at the Police Department (475 Gorman Street)! It will be an informational talk about teens and alcohol. We hope you can make it!

This is a follow up from our post earlier today. The video footage shown below is much clearer, and we are hoping someone may know something about this incident. ID ASSIST: We're looking for the public's assistance in identifying three male suspects who were involved in a burglary at LaCostena Market on September 14th around 1:35 a.m. They arrived in a white passenger vehicle. If you have any information please contact Det. Marquardt at 952-233-9400. You can choose to remain anonymous. A cash reward is offered for positive identification and conviction!

ID ASSIST: We're looking for the public's assistance in identifying three male suspects who were involved in a burglary at LaCostena Market on September 14th around 1:35 a.m. They arrived in a white passenger vehicle. Yes, we know the photos are of extremely bad quality, but if you have any information please contact Det. Marquardt at 952-233-9400. You can choose to remain anonymous. A cash reward is offered for positive identification and conviction!

Crime Prevention Tip! USPS will now send you pictures of your daily mail before it shows up in your mailbox, giving you the ability to track your mail day to day. This service allows you to keep track of the mail you should be receiving. By using this service we hope to see a decrease in mail thefts! You can sign up for this service online at https://informeddelivery.usps.com

"Talking with your Kids and Teens about Alcohol" Art Morrow, Director of MADD, will give a 30-45 minute presentation on the Power of Parenting, with time for questions at the end. This presentation is directed at parents. Power of Parents was developed by MADD, and provides helpful information to parents and guardians based on 20 years of research about youth and alcohol. This presentation will empower parents of middle school and high school students to have ongoing, intentional conversations about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking. Research shows that young people who drink are a danger to themselves, their friends, and others. As a parent, you have the power to equip your child to make smarter, safer choices and to help prevent tragedies.

The Shakopee Police Department in partnership with SafeKids.org is offering a free child and booster seat safety clinic. Certified technicians will teah you how to install and use child restraints correctly and will be available for questions. Please contact Officer Yzermans at 952-233-9430 or jyzermans@shakopeemn.gov By appointment only!