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

Congratulations to our very own Officer Heldt and K-9 Duke on their PD1 certification/graduation this morning from K-9 school! Pictured: Captain McKernan, Officer Heldt, Chief Nierenhausen and K-9 Duke.

Congratulations to our very own Nick Davis (Elk River Police Department Community Service Officer), who was sworn in this morning as a Washington County Deputy Sheriff. On hand for the ceremony were Nick’s wife and parents, along with Captain Bob Kluntz and Chief Ron Nierenhausen. Best wishes to Deputy Davis on his new venture!

We send our support and prayers to the two victims of a motor vehicle accident yesterday involving Steven Nanney - 51, and Marilyn Nanney -51 of Ham Lake,

Enter our 2018 Pet Photo Contest! Winners will be announced and notified during Night to Unite. Follow the link for more information on both the contest and Night to Unite! https://www.elkrivermn.gov/1535/Night-to-Unite

We're on Twitter! Be sure to follow @elkriverpolice (https://twitter.com/elkriverpolice) for all the latest department news, upcoming events, emergency alerts, and more!

Ready to make a difference in the community? Join our team! The Elk River Police Department is accepting applications for Police Officers. To apply, please visit www.elkrivermn.gov/jobs and click the "Employment Opportunities" link on the left side of the page. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, June 17.

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Students from the Elk River High School DECA program stopped by the police department with treats for the police employees! A HUGE thank you to Sonja Weiler and her DECA students for the thoughtful gesture! Pictured are ERHS students Morgan Bianchi, Sydney Adkins, and Chief Nierenhausen.

If you need an excuse to take a day off of work here it is!! The annual S.A.L.T. Golf Tournament is taking registrations for anyone 55+. Join local law enforcement for a morning of golfing and fun and end with a wonderful catered lunch. See flyer for details!

The Elk River Police Department salutes those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

With the extreme hot weather expected this weekend we, The Elk River Police Department, want YOU to take precautions. Here are some things to watch out for!

Here are a few tips to make sure you and your family have a warm and wonderful Memorial weekend! Stay safe!

Congratulations to Trooper Christina Bolduc, who graduated from the Minnesota State Patrol Academy today! Trooper Bolduc is a former part time Elk River Police Community Service Officer as well as an Elk River Police Reserve Officer. We are excited for her new adventure and wish her all the luck! Pictured below is Reserve Officer Scott Lehner, Patrol Captain Darren McKernan, Trooper Christina Bolduc and Chief Ron Nierenhausen

Let us not forget!

Night to Unite is Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Neighborhood registrations are now underway for this year’s Night to Unite. Register your block party with the police department by July 27, 2018, to ensure police department participation at your event. For more information about Night to Unite or how to host an event in your neighborhood, contact Crime Prevention Specialist Linda Canton at 763-635-1265 or lcanton@elkrivermn.gov. Click on the link below to register. https://www.elkrivermn.gov/FormCenter/Police-3/Night-to-Unite-Registration-Form-301

It’s finally spring, and with that comes all the wild life. Bears have been spotted in some Elk River neighborhoods which poses a perceived problem. If you see a bear in your neighborhood please remain calm and follow some of the suggestions below. Remember, the Elk River Police Department does not handle wildlife calls. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is responsible for wildlife complaints. Some things to remember when encountering a bear: • Don't panic! Don't shoot! Don't approach it! • Learn to tolerate bears. Many bears are killed or injured when not causing problems. • Most bears fear people and will leave when they see you. If a bear woofs, snaps its jaws, slaps the ground or brush, or bluff charges, you are too close! • Back away slowly. • Go inside and wait for the bear to leave. The best way to avoid bear problems is to not attract them in the first place. Bears will take advantage of any foods available or anything that resembles food in look, smell or taste. This becomes most common when natural foods such as nuts, meat, berries, insects and tender vegetation are scarce. To minimize bear problems on your property: • Reduce garbage odors. Rinse food cans and wrappers before disposal. • Compost vegetable scraps. • Keep meat scraps in your freezer until garbage pickup day. • Wash garbage cans regularly and use lime to cut odors. • Keep garbage cans in a bear-proof container or in a garage until the morning of pickup. • Remove bird feeders in the spring. If you persist in feeding birds during the summer, remove seed, suet, and hummingbird feeders at night. • Keep pet food inside. • Keep barbecue grills and picnic tables clean. • Use an energized fence to keep bears out of beehives, sweet corn, fruit trees and berry patches. Barking dogs, bright lights and noisemakers will sometimes discourage bears from coming into an area. If a bear refuses to leave: • Make loud noises or throw something to scare it away. • Always allow the bear an escape route. If the bear is treed: • Leave it alone! The bear will usually go away when it feels safe. • Have people leave the area. • Remove your dog from the area. • Learn to tolerate bears. Many bears are killed or injured when not causing problems. If you have persistent bear problems or want more information on bears, contact your local DNR Area Wildlife Manager for assistance.

CRIME ALERT: The Elk River Police Department took several burglary reports in the 19000 block of Baldwin Street the morning of April 27, 2018. It is believed that the crimes took place between the hours of 2:30 A.M. and 3:30 A.M. on the morning of the 27th. In most cases, the suspect(s) entered the homes through an unlocked garage service door. Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to contact the police department. Police are actively investigating these reports and will be increasing overnight residential patrols. The public should secure their garage service doors, garage overhead doors, and doors leading from their garage to their homes. If vehicles are left outside, they should be locked with garage door openers removed. Please be vigilant and immediately call 911 if you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood.

Church security and safety, is it something you've ever thought about? What would you do if something happened in your Place of Worship? Does your Place of Worship have a safety and security plan? Do you know what it is, or what to do depending on the situation? There is so much more to a Place of Worship's security and safety than how to respond to violent assailants or disruptive individuals. Tina Rowe is a retired Captain with the Denver PD and retired U.S. Marshal in Colorado and the author of Worship Without Worry and other safety and security materials that have been used by thousands of places of worship worldwide. Tina Rowe will be presenting on June 21 at Eagle Brook Church in Anoka. Registration and payment is required by June 15. See attached flyers.

REMINDER: Anyone 55+ if you haven' t registered, what are you waiting for? This is a wonderful event to learn about a variety of current topics and a great way to find out what is happening in your city from your local Police Chief or Sheriff. If you haven't been to Senior Day Out before it's definitely worth it! Registrations have to be received by next TUESDAY, MAY 1st!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! May 5th will be here before you know it!!

Are your kids between the ages of nine and 12? Do they have the necessary skills and knowledge to stay Home Alone for short periods of time? The Elk River Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is offering Home Alone Safety classes again this year in June and August. Registration is now open on the City of Elk River Park and Recreation website at www.elkrivermn.gov/register. Classes are ONLY open to kids nine to 12 and the first 24 registrants for each class. There will be a waitlist for each class if need be.

On Tuesday, March 27th the Elk River Police Department had their second Citizen's Academy class graduate after eight weeks in the program. Over the eight weeks, participants were able to learn how to lift fingerprints from various items, shoot in the gun range, learn how to clear a room, learn about the ERPD SWAT Team, go on a ride alongs with officers, participate in Shoot, Don't Shoot scenarios and so much more! We truly enjoyed getting to know these 12 wonderful people! Congratulations, Melanie, Fay, Ron, Sue, Jerry, Jean, Lisa, Diane, John, Scott, Drew and Sharon!

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) is taking registrations for the 22nd Annual Senior Day Out Wednesday, May 16th at the Friendly Buffalo for anyone 55+. Come and enjoy a day of learning and fun with local law enforcement, presentations and vendors on a variety of topics. Registration ends May 1st, so don't wait!!