Avon Police Department

  • Agency: Avon Police Department
  • Address: 140 Stratford St. E., Avon, 56310 MN
  • Chief: Corey Nellis (Chief of Police)

Avon Police Department is located at 140 Stratford St. E., Avon, 56310 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Corey Nellis. The Avon Police Department phone number is 320-356-7575.

Avon Police Department News

Winter Hazard Awareness Week! "To help Minnesota residents minimize the risks of winter, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with the National Weather Service and other state, federal, and non-profit agencies, sponsors Winter Hazard Awareness Week each fall." GO TO: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness/Pages/winter-hazarad-awareness-week.aspx Check back each day this week on DPS website for helpful information!

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office will hold a remembrance ceremony on Friday, November 3 at 3:15 p.m. in the Stearns County Law Enforcement Center Emergency Operations Center. This ceremony is open to the public.

A good reminder to all drivers!!! Turn those headlights on. It's the law.

A message from the City of Avon

Halloween is right around the corner. We wish everyone a safe and fun Halloween night!! A few safety tips to PLEASE keep in mind: 🎃Walk, don't run, while trick-or-treating. 🎃Always walk on sidewalks or paths, when available. 🎃Stop at all corners. 🎃Cross streets only at intersections and crosswalks. 🎃Look left-right-left again before crossing. Don't cross if a car is coming. 🎃Never run into the street from between parked cars. 🎃Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. AND HUGE REMINDERS FOR DRIVERS: 🛑Slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic signs and signals. 🛑Remember that Minnesota law requires drivers to come to a complete stop for pedestrians in a marked crosswalk, or at an intersection with no marked crosswalk, where there are no traffic control signals in place. The driver must remain stopped until the pedestrian has completely passed the lane in which the vehicle is stopped. 🛑👀Watch for children walking in the street or on medians and curbs. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. They may have difficulty judging the speed and distance of approaching vehicles. 🛑Enter and exit driveways and alleyways carefully. 🛑Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. 🛑Teach children to get in and out of the car on the curb side, away from the traffic. See more safety tips at: https://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/facts/factsheet.cfm?qs=55CCE95BDF0F8A30B12DE5A69D97BECE PHOTO: provided by Chief Corey Nellis and posted with parental permission.

Found! If you are able to identify this picture, stop in at the police department and pick up your item. Bring ID and you will have to know the password. (HINT: There may be something under the lost and found sign. If you can ID, please stop in and pick it up!)

Cell Phone Use and Texting While Driving - ~ MN Stat 169.475 - Reminders: It is illegal for drivers under age 18 to use a cell phone, whether hand-held or hands-free — except to call 911 in an emergency. It is also illegal for drivers of all ages to compose or read text messages and emails, or access the Internet using a wireless device while the vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic (including at red lights or stop signs). *** Check out this brochure geared toward teens, but great tips for all drivers: On the Move! Traffic Safety Tips for Teens https://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/traffic/OntheMove.pdf

Can you help identify? For more information: http://www.tricountycrimestoppers.org/

A message from our Police Chaplain: During times like these, where we see such destruction from natural disasters like the recent hurricanes and now with the mass shooting in Las Vegas, it is incredibly easy to get swallowed up in anxiety and fear. Making sense out of the senseless can prove fruitless. One thing is for sure, our hearts break for those who have been affected by such tragedy. When these moments in our life arise, we have to find what it is that we can hold on to. Find what serves as an anchor to our souls so that we won't be swept away with the fear. For me, I hold on to the promise that Jesus gave me from John 16:33 where He says, *"I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”* Please pray for those in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and now Las Vegas. Creatively find ways through your families or through your places of worship where you can donate other resources of need to these affected areas. For those affected in the Las Vegas shooting, blood is in critical shortage and in dire need. Tomorrow, October 5th from 1-7 p.m. the Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at the Avon Community Church. Please, if you are able, consider giving this life giving resource. This is one practical way you can assist those in need. For more information see the following website for Red Cross: http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=56310 Stay Safe and May God Bless You All! Chaplain Chuck Avon Police Department

A very important message from the Minnesota State Patrol! Please read! Let's make our roads safer - SLOW DOWN!

Autumn Begins tomorrow!! We talk about weather preparedness, but we'd also like to talk about "Preparing in the digital world". There are a number of good tips on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website, and we want to make sure you are aware of the different technology tools available. "When we live much of our lives online (or in a digital cloud), it makes sense to utilize our technology tools before, during and after a crises to: Prepare for real-world emergencies. Access recovery information. Communicate with loved ones. Manage financial affairs. In addition to documenting your family's emergency plan on paper, you can also plug that same information into the electronic devices of every family member so it's at your fingertips when you need it most." FOR MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION GO TO: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness/Pages/digital-preparedness.aspx

As a brother in blue is laid to eternal rest today, our department extends our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to Officer Mathews' family, friends, coworkers, and to those who knew him. Our support and prayers also to all law enforcement. Rest in peace, Officer Mathews. We will continue to walk our walk, and will never forget.

Every minute counts! A reminder: If you see something, and you feel it is suspicious - SAY SOMETHING! **Call 911** Report the suspicious activity direct to the dispatcher. Every minute counts! And calling direct to 911 avoids delays getting the information to local authorities. We all know someone who knows someone or who knows someone that knows a police officer or is that police officer, however, if it is suspicious.... call 911 as every minute counts. Don't delay!! Any questions, comments or concerns please contact us.

**** UPDATE 09-07-2017: Because of our post, the owner of the keys has be located!! Thank you for all the shares! It truly helped locate the owner! ****** FOUND! If these are yours... bring the matching vehicle that the key will start to the Avon PD and we can return them to you!

Today is the 1st Day of School for the 2017-2018 school year! Welcome back students, teachers and staff! Please be attentive and alert when you are driving. Watch for children walking and biking, and be aware of the buses that you may see on the road. Watch for the bus lights and signs and follow appropriate distances. First and foremost.. SLOW DOWN! Let's work together and make this a great school year! If there is anything you have questions, comments or concerns on this school year, please contact us.

Update: 09-04-2017 **** REUNITED WITH OWNER **** Thank you for all the shares and assisting in finding the owner! She has been reunited with her owner!!!! FOUND DOG: Found Monday, 09-04-2017, by the Avon Elementary School.

Why Labor Day is the most dangerous holiday period to be on the road with drunk drivers is something Minnesotans should all be asking and trying to change. In a five year period (2011-2015), four people were killed in drunk driving-related crashes with many more drunk drivers risking the lives of motorists. No longer does our society accept drunk drivers, and law enforcement across Minnesota will be ramping up efforts to get impaired motorists off the road starting Aug. 18 and running through Sept. 3. DWI Consequences • Loss of license for up to a year, thousands of dollars in costs and possible jail time. • Repeat DWI offenders, as well as first-time offenders arrested at 0.16 and above alcohol-concentration level, must use ignition interlock in order to regain legal driving privileges or face at least one year without a driver’s license. • Offenders with three or more offenses are required to use interlock for three to six years, or they will never regain driving privileges. *** This enforcement period, our department has confidence that people will make the right choice. A night in jail, losing your license or causing a fatal crash because you didn’t plan ahead is not worth it. Call a friend or loved one to get you home safely before it’s too late. ***