Anoka Police Department

  • Agency: Anoka Police Department
  • Address: 275 Harrison Street, Anoka, 55303 MN
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Anoka Police Department is located at 275 Harrison Street, Anoka, 55303 MN. The Anoka Police Department phone number is 763-576-2800.

Anoka Police Department News

Because of what you sacrificed, we are forever grateful. Thank you Veterans. #neverforget ‪#Armistace100 ‬#Veterans

Looks like we have a few crashes scattered around the county this morning. There is currently only one in our city right now. Please be careful and slow down a little. Maybe give yourself extra time? Drive safe!

Remember today is Halloween so there will be a bunch of little rugrats out trick or treating in your neighborhood. Here are some safety tips brought to you by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association. Stay Safe Everyone!

⇨UPDATE BOTH CLASSES ARE FULL ⇦ You requested it, we will do it. We have added a second Home Alone Safety Class. This one will be 12/27/2018. To register: http://bit.ly/APD_Home_Safety_Class2 Anoka Police Department. Dedicated and Professional

⇨BOTH CLASSES ARE FULL ⇦ Watch for future posts next year for additional. As a child grows, there is a time when they become responsible enough to stay home alone for short periods of time after school, while you run an errand, or drop another child at a sport for example. Here at the Anoka Police Department, we decided to join other agencies and begin offering a Home Alone Safety Class where we teach slightly older children (9-12) the knowledge and skills necessary to be safe when home alone. Topics covered include: Kitchen Safety Online Safety Fire Safety Severe Weather Safety Basic First Aid Calling 911 Activities to entertain yourself when home alone. You must pre-register online at: http://bit.ly/APD_Home_Safety Space is limited, lunch is provided, and the kids will get to take home a first aid kit they assemble.

Here are the road closures and limited traffic areas for Saturday's Grand Day Parade and Gray Ghost Run. (October 27th, 2018) Red Areas: Event Zone. No Vehicle Traffic Yellow Areas: Limited Vehicle Traffic Orange Areas: Detour Points on Major Roads 12:00 P.M. Personnel arriving & barricades going up 12:15 P.M. DETOUR BEGINS 12:50 GRAY GHOST RUN BEGINS 1:00 P.M. PARADE BEGINS

As we are coming into the 2018 Grand Day Parade weekend, please keep in mind the time restrictions set forth in our city ordinance prohibiting placement of items along the parade route. Yes, people will be up at 0400 am putting chairs out. Grandpa's work really well for this task plus they enjoy the peace and quiet of not having to listen to grandma remind them of the time in 1984 they forgot to buy milk on the way home from work... The ordinance is here: http://bit.ly/2yvv3fl

This was the house fire on 4th Ave today.

This Friday, October 26th, 2018, is the Big Parade of the Little People in downtown Anoka. The detour for the parade begins at 12:30 P.M. and the parade starts at 1:15 P.M. This is the second of our three yearly Halloween Parades. The road closures and traffic restrictions are exactly the same as the Night Parade with the addition that you may be delayed on Ferry St (US 169) while we escort the little ones to and from Franklin Elementary. The detour route is indicated in green on the first map.

Almost there. Parade begins in about 10 minutes. @CityofAnoka @AnokaHalloween

Last Saturday, former Police Chief Andrew Revering was honored at the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington DC. Chief Revering was recognized for his groundbreaking work on bringing Police K9's to the State of Minnesota and being the first handler in the area with his dog King. Prior to Anoka PD, Revering was in the Air Force and was an Air Police Sentry Dog Handler which allowed him to bring his expertise to our city and our entire region. Thank you NBC Washington for highlighting Chief Revering who is a true living legend.

***UPDATE: KITTY HAS BEEN REHOMED*** ***IS THIS YOUR CAT?*** Picked up yesterday evening on the 2100 block of Ferry St. DMH dark tabby with white. Unaltered younger male, polydactyl. Very friendly. No collar, NO CHIP FOUND. Call CSO Wolfram at 763-576-2851 with any possible owner info.

***Anoka Police Department’s K9 Bravo to get a donation of body armor*** Anoka Police Department’s K9 Bravo will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bravo’s vest is sponsored by Tyler Carach of "I DONUT Need a Reason to Thank a Cop, Inc." and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Tyler Carach aka "The Donut Boy"”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

****UPDATE - KITTY HAS BEEN REHOMED*** ***IS THIS YOUR CAT?*** ***Neutered male*** Picked up today on the 2800 block of Euclid Ave. Orange DSH. Unknown gender at this time as its still a little scared. No collar, NO CHIP FOUND. Friendly, just scared right now. If you recognize this kitty please call CSO Wolfram at 763-576-2851 with any possible owner info.

Ladies and Gentlemen the 2018 Parade Season is upon us. Saturday, October 20th, 2018 is the Night Parade in downtown Anoka. Beginning at 6:15 P.M. that evening, the red shaded areas will be detoured and closed to ALL vehicle traffic, not in the parade. This is for everyone's safety and there are NO EXCEPTIONS. The roads will reopen after the parade except for the area around City Hall which will remain closed for the Bonfire. Thank you for your understanding and have a GREAT TIME!

Anoka PD Officer George Walker and Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Scott Wahl had an idea a number of years ago. They thought of a way to say thank you to our Nation’s veterans by providing them with a place to hunt waterfowl. So, beginning in 2014 they organized a hunt at our city nature preserve. Staffed with volunteers from Anoka-Champlin Fire Dept, as well as many private citizens, they’ve been holding successful hunts multiple weekends every fall since. Each year the event hosts approximately 60 hunters over the 4 weekend hunts and they’ve hosted veterans from all theaters of war since World War II. Anoka Police Department. Dedicated and Professional.

***UPDATE OWNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED*** ***IS THIS YOUR DOG?*** Picked up over the weekend in the area of 7th ave and Jackson st. Female beagle/terrier mix. Purple collar with bad contact info on the tag, NO CHIP FOUND. Friendly and talkative. Contact CSO Wolfram at 763-576-2851 with any info.

We thought it may be time to give this one more chance. We still don’t know who these two are!!

⇨ ⇨ ⇨ SCAM ALERT ⇦ ⇦ ⇦ If you receive a phone call from the “Fraud Investigation Department of the Social Security Administration” don’t be alarmed as it’s another scam. Note the generous 6 hour time frame they use until you get your final warning. The difference with these scammers is that they are trying to go the extra mile to seem legit. If you search the number online you will see they placed numerous comments on various sites trying to give the appearance of legitimacy. One red flag, however, is that all the comments appear to be posted on the same day or two.

***IS THIS YOUR CAT?*** Picked up this afternoon near the boat launch off of 2nd ave. 6-8 week old DSH gray male kitten. Friendly but a little scared. Please call CSO Wolfram at 763-576-2851 with any possible owner info.

It's over!

We all understand there are risks associated with the job when we get hired, yet, we still choose to go to work each day. We believe we are doing something honorable and just for the benefit of our community and for society as a whole. That is why we honor one of our own who has made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest In Peace sir, we will never forget.

1) Are you 18 years old or above? 2) Do you have a valid drivers license? 3) Clean criminal history? 4) Willing to attend monthly meetings? 5) Able to pass an interview and in depth criminal background check? We are looking for individuals interested in becoming Anoka PD Reserve Officers and serve the community in a volunteer position. Responsibilities include: • Attend monthly meetings and training. • Ride along and assist licensed officers. • Traffic Control • Bike Patrol • Assist with special events, searches, natural disasters, and other agencies. If you are interested, please contact Sgt Tom Schneider at 763-576-2848 or email him at tschneider@ci.anoka.mn.us

UPDATE 09/24/2018 11:50 A.M. Individual in this post has been identified. Thank you. Perhaps we can turn your attention away from today’s Vikings loss and the inevitable MN sports curse, by asking for your help. We are seeking help with identifying this female in connection with an assault that occurred after being confronted about her pit-bulls running off leash. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of 9/19/18 in the area of Wilson Elementary School, 1025 Sunny Ln. If you have any information, please contact Officer Eric Groebner at 763-576-2810 or egroebner@ci.anoka.mn.us.

We're coming up on the end of the first year of the implementation of our drug take-back box. We are very pleased with how well the public has responded! We've been able to dispose of over 10 large boxes of prescription medications. They could have otherwise been sold on the street or found its way into the hands of children. We want to thank you for the continued use of the drug take-back box! We'd also like to remind everyone to ONLY use it for disposal of prescription drugs. Please don't put empty prescription bottles, vitamins, unused diabetic needles, diabetic kits, thermometers, or any other medical equipment in the box.