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

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Cops & Queso is today from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by to chat with us and enjoy some free chips and queso! This is the first of many events we have planned for March and April. Events coming up include: The Top Secret Project (March 15) Tweet-A-Long (March 16) St. Patty's Day Free Sober Ride Home (March 17) Coffee with a Cop (March 22) Dog Walker Watch (April 11) Crime Free Multi Housing Phase 1 Training (April 12) Find more information for each event under our "events" section. 😊

Dog Walker Watch encourages dog walkers nationwide to serve as extra eyes and ears for local law enforcement agencies. This one hour program will be held on Wednesday, April 11th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will train walkers on how to effectively observe and report criminal activity. Graduates of the Dog Walker Watch program will receive a certificate of completion and a dog bandanna. Dog-less walkers are also welcome to attend. Well-behaved dogs that are current on vaccinations are encouraged to attend classes as well. *REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED* Register at:

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 Thursday, March 22nd at All Saints Senior Living. The event will be open house style, stay as long or as little as you would like. The event is open to everyone.

Coming up! Mark your calendar and come visit with us on Tuesday 😀

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 along with an officer from 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday, March 16. 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 periodically throughout the evening.

We will be at Qdoba to visit and answer any questions you may have! This is an open-style event so come and go as you please between noon and 1 p.m. Chips and queso will be provided.

Officers Theis and Wimmer couldn't let the opportunity pass Saturday to hop on a sled. We hear Officer Theis might have a future in the Skeleton competition. Thanks Aimee Johnson for sending us these photos. We'd love to see more of your winter fun pics! Post in the comments.

We’re pleased to announce Officer Cody Hendricks has been selected as our 2017 Officer of the Year! Officer Hendricks was recognized for his work ethic, positive attitude and commitment to the community. Hendricks routinely turns traffic stops into drug arrests or stolen vehicle recovery. In 2017, he was able to catch a burglar in the act after giving the business owner his word he’d give the location extra patrol. “We never have to wonder if Officer Hendricks worked the night before,” said Police Chief Jeff Tate. “One look at the activity sheet or calls for service, and it clearly shows Cody had an impact.” Hendricks also organizes the department’s Loaves and Fishes dinners and participates with Shop with a Cop and the Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Congratulations, Officer Hendricks!

Our blood drive is next week! Please join us in saving lives by donating blood. You can sign up online at and enter sponsor code 4551 or by phone: Cristie Lesko at 952-233-9400 or Walk-ins are also welcome!

*FACEBOOK CONTEST* A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated diapers to our second annual diaper drive in honor of our former Crime Prevention Specialist, Janna Wood. She would be so proud! We are looking for someone to correctly guess how many diapers were collected. Not boxes or packages, but individual diapers. The two photos show the same diapers, just different angles. Please comment below with your guess! The person who guesses the correct number (or comes closest) will win a coupon for a delicious Dairy Queen treat of their choice! Contest ends at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14th. Happy guessing!

Wow! Donations of wipes and diapers for our diaper drive are starting to pile up. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! This drive will run through Monday, February 12th so if you have diapers you'd like to donate you still have time :)

"Janna should remind all of us that we can change things for the better, no matter what our role is in an organization or how long we've been there." Chief Tate remembers former Crime Prevention Specialist Janna Wood's contributions to our community.

Monday, February 5th marks the one year anniversary of Janna Wood’s passing. Janna is our former Crime Prevention Specialist who died last February 5th, along with her baby due to a brain aneurysm. Janna started a diaper drive to help the community, so in her honor we will conduct our 2nd annual diaper drive starting Monday, February 5th through February 12. This diaper drive will benefit the Shakopee Community Assistance’s Diaper Bank, which provides diapers to families in need. Please drop off any amount, size, or type of unused diapers to the Shakopee Police Department, 475 Gorman Street (or in the entry way if after hours). Janna is missed by all her co-workers here at the Shakopee Police Department, her family, friends, and the many people whose lives she touched. We miss you, Janna!

We are hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, February 28th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To sign up, go to and enter sponsor code 4551 or contact Cristie Lesko at 952-233-9400 or Walk-ins are also welcome!

Due to a water main break on Garden Lane, school buses will be dropping off on Marschall Rd. FYI only.

Are you a student in a criminal justice or law enforcement program? If so, there are scholarships available! Scott County Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,500. Applications are due March 26th. If you live or work in Scott County, can provide previous transcripts, and have applied or are currently accepted into a law enforcement program, please apply! Anyone of any age is encouraged to apply. See full criteria and find the application form at:

Top Secret Project: Decoding the Mysteries of the Teen Domain A TRAVELING EXHIBIT & PROGRAM FOR PARENTS The Top Secret Project is a unique traveling exhibit designed to help parents recognize unfamiliar hazards that are often in plain sight. Using a simulated teenager’s bedroom, the interactive exhibit includes hundreds of items that when seen through an educated lens, could be a signal that there’s a problem. The exhibit is interactive and accompanied by a presentation and a discussion with presenters from Hazelden and Dakota County. 6:30pm – 7:00pm Viewing of Bedroom Exhibit 7:00pm – 8:30pm Presentation/Discussion 8:30pm – 9:00pm Informal Time/Q & A All are welcome to attend this free event to learn more about potential hidden hazards in a teen’s domain. THIS EVENT IS TARGETED TO ADULTS ONLY

On the blog: Chief Tate explains how social media has influenced how our department releases information about active investigations. "We’ve become a society that wants everything instantly, and while we understand, those expectations do not necessarily align with the justice system."

Join us tonight at Shakopee BrewHall! Play some BINGO and help us raise some money for Shakopee Crime Prevention Inc! 😊

Our 2017 numbers are in, and we're proud to announce 2017 had the 3rd lowest crime rate ever! While certain cases have grabbed headlines, overall numbers are low. Despite being the largest city in Scott county, we traditionally have not had the highest crime rate in the county. Shakopee remains an overall safe community. If you have questions relating to public safety we'd love to hear from you.

Come support your favorite police department :) Money raised will be designated for our sober ride program!

FUN FACT: We are the only department in MN certified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children‘s Readiness Project. We’re in training today, working on a hypothetical child abduction situation. We’re planning the steps of our reaction and making sure we have all the resources we’d need in the event of a child abduction. Our goal is to be proactive, not reactive. We want to keep everyone safe!

We are hiring! New to 2018 is a Code Compliance Specialist position. This position ensures the compliance of zoning related ordinances, public nuisance abatements, property maintenance, abandoned and inoperable vehicles and other issues relating to the health, safety, and general welfare of the community for public, and private residential, commercial and industrial property. This position is not a stepping stone to a career in law enforcement. We are looking for someone who is committed to this position for a minimum of 2 to 3 years. Please share with anyone who may be interested 😊

On New Years Eve, Shakopee Taxi and LaTour Transportation gave almost 40 free rides home to over 100 people! We want to thank those of you who took advantage of this opportunity and also those who helped spread the word. St. Patrick's Day is the next time we will be offering free rides home. Until then, make sure you line up a sober ride; don't drink and drive!