Elk River Police Department

  • Agency: Elk River Police Department
  • Address: 13077 Orono Parkway, Elk River, 55330 MN
  • Chief: Jeffrey A Beahen (Chief of Police)
Phone: 763.635.1260
Fax: 763.635.1250

Elk River Police Department is located at 13077 Orono Parkway, Elk River, 55330 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeffrey A Beahen. The Elk River Police Department phone number is 763.635.1260.

Elk River Police Department News

ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER??? Whether you are planning to drive to the grocery store, work or to a relatives for the holidays a winter survival kit is a necessity. It doesn't matter how far you're driving, what matters is if something does happen to your car you have the right items in it to survive.

#BESAFEBESEENONHALLOWEEN The Elk River Police Department wants you to have a safe and happy Halloween. Our officers will be out in full force along with several unmarked squads to ensure the evening festivities go without incident. We have instructed our officers when driving through neighborhoods to activate their emergency lights just to signify we are in the area and watching each and every ghost and goblin. Our number one priority is the safety and security of our youth. The video below also has some great safety tips for you and your ghosts and goblins! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

**WARNING*WARNING*DETOUR*DETOUR*DETOUR* Please be advised that Burlington Northern/Sante Fe Railroad will be doing maintenance on the railroad crossing at Proctor Ave (CSAH 1) beginning Monday, October 30th and it is expected to last through Saturday, November 4th. Those who normally travel on Proctor Ave NEED TO TAKE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES. Detours will be in place – see attached map.

#dontletyourlittlegoblinsmissout! We still have trick or treat bags filled with goodies for kids 10 and under and will be handing them out from 8:30 - 4:15 pm today and tomorrow. Be sure to stop by and get one while they last!

#dontmissout! Parents/guardians bring your kids 10 and under to the Elk River Police Department to pick up a Halloween trick or treat bag filled with goodies between 9:00 am and 4:15 pm Monday thru Friday! Bags will be given out until they are gone, so don't miss out!

Don't forget, starting Monday, October 23rd, we will be handing out Trick or Treat safety bags! Included in each bag is a Halloween safety activity book, a glow in the dark bracelet and treats! Stop in at the Elk River Police Department next week Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:15 pm to collect your bag. There are 300 available to kids (10 and under). Kids must be with their parent or guardian.

THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by the Elk River Police Department Crime Prevention booth today and also participated in Child ID during the Elk River Fire Department's Open House!! We had a wonderful turnout and it was nice seeing so many families out on such a beautiful fall day!! We appreciate your support!

HALLOWEEN'S ALMOST HERE! We will be handing out Trick or Treat safety bags along with the ABC's of Halloween Safety activity book, a glow in the dark bracelet and treats beginning Monday, October 23rd through Friday, October 27th from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm at the Elk River Police Department. Bags will be available to the first 300 kids (10 and under). Kids must be with their parent or guardian. Courtesy of the Elk River Police Department Crime Prevention Unit.

The Elk River Police Department has been named the "Towards Zero Deaths Outstanding Agency" for promoting traffic safety through enforcement and partnership activities by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety and has been awarded four Intoximeter Alco-Sensor IV portable breath testing instruments. The Intoximeter Alco-Sensor IV's were presented by Becky Putzke of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety to Chief Nierenhausen and Sergeant Windels at the October 2nd City Council Meeting.

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Here are six tips to help you stay cyber secure: 1. Create strong passwords. In fact, instead of a password, create a passphrase. Make it something unique to you and easy to remember. For example, if you’re a pie lover, your passphrase could be Ilovechocolatepie. Like to golf? How about Golfismyfavoriteactivity. Think of something that would be easy for you to remember, but hard for a thief to crack. 2. Enable stronger authentication. Stronger authentication (also known as two-factor or multi-factor authentication) adds an extra layer of security beyond using a password to access your accounts. Most major e-mail, social media and financial platforms offer multi-factor authentication to their users. To learn more, visit www.lockdownyourlogin.com. 3. Think before you connect. Before you connect to any public wireless hotspot such as those in an airport, hotel, train/bus station, or café be sure to confirm the name of the network and exact login procedures with appropriate staff to ensure that the network is legitimate. Many fake networks have seemingly legitimate names. 4. Protect your money and your information. Do not conduct sensitive activities, such as online shopping, banking, or sensitive work, using a public wireless network or a public computer. 5. Turn off your Bluetooth when not in use. Bluetooth enables your device to connect to other devices. For example, it’s what allows you to operate your smartphone hands free while you are in the car. When it’s on, it can open you up to vulnerabilities. 6. Keep your software updated. Keep your operating system and other software strong by installing updates to improve your device’s ability to defend against malicious software, also known as ‘malware’. When it comes to fraud, vigilance is our number one weapon. You have the power to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams. Please share this alert with friends and family. You can sign-up to receive alerts to avoid scams and fraud from the AARP Fraud Watch Network, www.aarp.com.

JOIN the ELK RIVER POLICE DEPARTMENT Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Elk River Fire Department Open House 13073 Orono Parkway NW Bring the kids by to check out a squad car and stop by our booth to say hello and learn about all the programs and services we offer. Our Reserves will also be there offering the Child ID program so be sure to stop by and get your child signed up! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on current happenings and upcoming events with the Elk River Police Department! WE WANT YOU! Our goal is to reach 20,000 followers so tell your loved ones, friends, enemies (we don’t care), just pass the word so we can reach our goal!!!!!!

The events that took place on September 11, 2001 forever changed our country. It also changed law enforcement and how we do our jobs. There is constant ebb and flow with respect to how the public views emergency responders, but on that day and for the days to follow the outpouring of support was overwhelming. We instinctively run towards while others run from without regret. We, the officers of the Elk River Police Department, pay tribute today to those who lost their lives responding to that horrific event.

The Elk River Police Department is proud to announce the recent promotion of Adam Bebeau to the position of Patrol Sergeant. Sergeant Bebeau has been employed by the police department since 2005, but has prior experience with the Wilmar and Champlin police departments. During his 12 years with the Elk River Police Department he has been a patrol officer, field training officer, bike team officer, weapons armorer, and lastly a K-9 handler. Sergeant Bebeau fills a vacancy left by the retirement of Sergeant Dave Dummer. We are excited for Sergeant Bebeau as he enters this new phase of his 20 plus year career. Chief Nierenhausen

The Elk River Police Department would like to announce the retirement of Zeus our trusted K9. Zeus and his handler, Officer Bebeau had a long and illustrious career together. Zeus will be spending his retirement at the Bebeau home.i

TAKE ACTION AGAINST DISTRACTION....making sure your child can get across the street safely.

School Bus Safety Tips for Children 25 million students nationwide ride school buses daily. School buses are the safest way for students to travel but students need to do their part to stay alert and be aware of their surroundings to prevent injury. • When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing or other behavior that can lead to carelessness. • Line up away from the street or road as the bus approaches. • Wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before approaching the bus. • Use the handrails when boarding • Stay in your seat • Don’t put your arms, head or hands out the windows • Keep the aisles clear of books and bags • Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting out of your seat • If you have to cross in front of the bus, walk at least 10 feet ahead until you can see the bus driver • Make sure the drive can see you • Wait for the signal from the bus driver before crossing. • Stay away from the rear wheels of the bus at all times. For more information on bus safety visit the National Safety Council’s website at www.nsc.org.

Thank you everyone who participated in the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive! A total of 21 units were collected at the Elk River Police Department blood drive. These donations are already helping patients in need. Thank you for making a life-saving difference! Your blood drive results: Whole blood donors: 20 Double red cell donors: 1 Donors registered: 22 Donors deferred: 3 Total units collected: 21 Drive goal 21 Percent of goal 95 % Number of lives potentially saved* 56

It's almost that time again so let's review some safety tips for motorists! School Bus Safety Tips for Motorists: *Motorists must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus that is displaying red flashing lights or its stop arms are extended, no matter what direction you are going or what lane you are in. *Yellow flashing lights mean the bus is about to stop, red flashing lights indicates students are either entering or exiting the bus. *Watch for school crossing patrols and pedestrians, reduce your speed in and around school zones. * Put away your cell phones and other distractions, slow down and stay alert! * As of August 1, 2017 the fine for a stop arm violation went up to $500.00.

Can you tell the difference? #DistractedDriving is just as bad as #DrunkDriving!

Elk River Police Department would like to share a few pictures from the Popscicles with Public Safety event today at the Elk River Farmer's Market! We would like to thank parents and kids alike for visiting with us and the Elk River Fire Department!