Minneapolis Police Department

  • Agency: Minneapolis Police Department
  • Address: 350 S 5th St #130, Minneapolis, 55415-1389 MN
  • Chief: Timothy John Dolan (Chief of Police)

Minneapolis Police Department is located at 350 S 5th St #130, Minneapolis, 55415-1389 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Timothy John Dolan. The Minneapolis Police Department phone number is 612-673-3000.

Minneapolis Police Department News

Our Community Engagement Team Officers had a fun time participating in a fundraiser at the Chippewa Tribe Building, to help raise money for this year’s Thanksgiving Pow wow which is set to take place at the Minneapolis Indian American Center! CET Officers had great conversations with the community and enjoyed delicious Indian Tacos, also known as Bob’s Fry Bread, and chili. 🌮

Minneapolis Police Officers and Mayor Jacob Frey teamed up to serve lunch to over 100 people at House of Charity! Officers and the Mayor enjoyed connecting with guests and helping them out.

Congratulations to Officer Larry Petersen, who is retiring after over 30 years of distinguished service to the residents of Minneapolis! Thank you Officer Petersen - You will be missed!

Mayor Jacob Frey and the Minneapolis Police Department recognize 11 new sworn leaders! One commander, two lieutenants and eight sergeants became official at the public Promotion Ceremony at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in South Minneapolis yesterday. Congratulations to Commander Kim Lund, Lieutenant Brian Sand, Lieutenant Darah Westermeyer, Sergeant Bryon Cross, Sergeant Gregory Wenzel, Sergeant Jamiel Mohammed, Sergeant Jon Edwards, Sergeant Jonathan Petron, Sergeant Melissa Rogers, Sergeant Michael Primozich and Sergeant Steven Klimpke.

Minneapolis Police Investigate Multiple Shootings November 1, 2018 (Minneapolis) Officers from the Minneapolis Police Department’s Fourth Precinct responded to reports of shots being fired in the 3400 block of Girard Av. N. at 4:43pm this afternoon. Numerous callers reported shots were being fired and multiple people had been shot. Responding officers located four victims who were transported to North Memorial Medical Center via ambulance. Officers were later advised of a 5th victim who arrived at North Memorial Medical Center after being transported by a private vehicle. At this time the injuries are not reported to be fatal. The preliminary investigation indicates there was an argument between a group of individuals that turned physical and at some point shots were fired. Officers on the scene canvased the area looking for evidence and video surveillance, the Crime Lab responded to process the scene and investigators are conducting interviews. The criminal case number associated with this incident is #18-366016. Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). All Tips are anonymous and persons providing information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a financial reward. Person with information may also text their tip into 847411 (TIP411). Enter MPD, a space, and then the information. These text messages are assigned a tip number and the police department has no way of identifying the source of the information. All texts are anonymous. Persons may also call the MPD TIP Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477). ###

This morning Mayor Jacob Frey announced he is nominating Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to be reappointed for a full, three-year term. Mayor Frey said, "Chief Medaria Arradondo has demonstrated that he can lead with courage, with humility and with excellence," followed by numerous examples of why this is true. Frey addressed Arradondo stating, "You have truly earned the right to be called our Chief, and I cannot tell you how proud I am to appoint you to another three-year term." Chief Arradondo has been serving in this capacity since July of 2017. Arradondo stated, "To lead the exceptionally professional and dedicated men and women, both sworn and civilian, of the MPD is an incredible honor that I do not take for granted."

For Halloween, the MPD Community Engagement Team had fun visiting the Hospitality House and handing out treats to kids for the after school program! 🎃🍫 Officer Dillard donated and put together the grab bags for the children. Officers also played basketball and games with the kids in the gym.

On Sunday the MPD Community Engagement Team joined other Minneapolis First Responders for the 1st annual Hero-ween at the Minneapolis Fire Department’s museum in the 2nd Precinct! The community and Officers had fun spending time together, and people enjoyed using our Mobile Command Vehicle and Mobile Little Free library. Officers talked with the kids and gave them tips on how to become a future Minneapolis First Responder. Thank you to everyone who came out!

Minneapolis Police Begin Homicide Investigation After Morning Shooting October 28, 2018 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers responded to a report of shots fired on the 5200 block of James Av. N. at approximately 11:03 a.m. Officers located a male victim in the alley and performed CPR until they were relieved by fire and EMS crews. The adult male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. MPD Homicide investigators are interviewing witnesses, officers are canvasing the area, and the Crime Lab is processing the scene for evidence. No arrests have been made at this time. The identity of the victim, as well as the nature and cause of his death, will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. The criminal case number associated with this incident is 18-361169. Investigators from the MPD Homicide Unit are actively investigating this case and are encouraging anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). All Tips are anonymous and those who provide information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a financial reward. People with information may also text their tip to 847411 (TIP411). Enter MPD, a space, and then the information. The text messages are assigned a tip number and the police department has no way of identifying the source of the information. All texts are anonymous. People with information may also call the MPD TIP Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477). ###

MPD Investigates Domestic Situation with Weapon 10-27-18 (Minneapolis) On Saturday evening at 8:40 pm, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department responded to a residence on the 5100 block of Colfax Ave. N. for a report of a domestic abuse in progress. This call was quickly updated to a domestic with weapons after the caller reported that a gun may be involved in an extended family domestic situation. Responding officers were able to get everyone out of the house with the exception of the one adult male. The MPD SWAT team and Crisis Negotiators were called to the scene. Officers attempted communication with this male over an extended period of time. At approximately 11:50pm officers were able to make contact with the male without incident. The male was transported to North Memorial Health Hospital for a gunshot wound that occurred during the domestic before officers’ arrival. Detectives and the crime lab responded to the scene to interview witnesses and collect evidence. This incident is being investigated by the Minneapolis Police Department GO# 18-360528 ###

On Tuesday evening an information session for the Community Service Officer (CSO) position was held at the 5th Precinct. 45 prospective and diverse candidates showed up, eager to learn more about the position. The MPD will be hiring a handful of new CSOs, for those looking to start their law enforcement career while their in school. Law enforcement students who are hired will work part time and have their schooling paid for. CSOs assist the community by promoting intercommunication, understanding and cooperation between Police Department personnel and the diverse communities of the City of Minneapolis. This was the last information session, but there will be a Fitness Familiarization Session on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This is an opportunity to receive hands-on practice with the fitness components. Those interested are highly encouraged to attend. Attendance is optional for all applicants or potential applicants. Registration is NOT required. Open house style. Apply by 10/31/18: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/minneapolismn/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=2193508&fbclid=IwAR3pMPv70H8SOJ_40lbpZY4pffmfF9bA3FaW91Ch26Kv1zR24p-e0f3Hnqg

Todd Bol, founder of Little Free Library and a man who positively affected many, was taken too soon last Thursday, October 18th after a brief battle with cancer. Bol worked very close with MPD and provided us Free Library kits and books so we could build and place them throughout Minneapolis for the community to enjoy. Last year, the Community Engagement Team initiated a mobile Little Free Library, which people love to use at our events. Bol’s funeral took place this afternoon in Stillwater, MN. We are very sad to see him go, and our hearts go out to those closest to him. https://youtu.be/3qYabdW_IyA

This morning the Community Engagement Team hosted Coffee with a Cop at McDonald’s (4121 Hiawatha Ave S). Third Precinct Beat officers and the Community Navigators joined as well! Officers had a great time talking with the community and interacting with kids. They even worked the drive-thru; all orders were timely and accurate! 😁☕

This morning Bike Cops for Kids and CET Officers handed out roughly 40 pairs of warm gloves and some basketballs to students waiting at their school bus stop! 🧤🏀 Between 7 and 8:15am, they visited 16 different school bus stops in the North Minneapolis area. Only two kids initially had gloves on their hands, now all 40 have warm hands for these chilly Minnesota mornings! We thank 3M for providing a very large quantity of warm winter gloves for us to hand out this winter. 🧤

With over 30 years of dedicated service to Minneapolis, we congratulate Sgt. Sandberg on his retirement! Sgt. Sandberg, better known “Joey,” began his career with the MPD in 1987 and held many different assignments during that time. He was the “Daniel Perry” award winner during his academy training. The academy gives this award to the most outstanding recruit in the academy class. That was only the beginning for Sgt. Sandberg, who received 16 medals during his career, including 2007 Investigator of the Year. Sgt. Sandberg was born and raised in Minneapolis and attended Roosevelt High School. His dream was to become a Minneapolis Police Officer and work in the Third Precinct neighborhood where he grew up. That dream became a reality and he is well known in the neighborhood. Sgt. Sandberg often got tips and leads on cases for those with whom he earned trust. People consider him to be a tough but respectable investigator. In 2016 he was inducted into the Roosevelt High School Hall of Fame for Community Service, a distinction he is very proud of. We thank Sgt. Sandberg for his service to the citizens of Minneapolis.

A Daily Dose of Great Police Work doesn’t always have to mean feats of heroism; rather it can be an instance when officers make a positive impact on someone’s life by a compassionate act. Letter from a couple from Neebing, Ontario: “On Friday, October 1st my wife and I were trying to find the Holiday Inn at 225 South 11th Street Downtown. It was dark and we got really lost. Being very tired after the long drive, we were at wits end that we would have to stay at a different hotel. So, we went into a Mobil Gas Station to ask for help. While my wife was inside a police car pulled up and I asked the officer for help. After he tried to give us directions he could see we really could not find the hotel ourselves, and to our surprise the officer said to follow him to the hotel, which we did, and found it. This was a gesture that we will never forget. We are so thankful that he would do this for us and thanked him for the help. This man is a special officer and is a role model to the department. We are forever grateful.”

Congratulations to retired MPD 2nd Precinct Officer Elliot Wong, who was presented with the Officer of the Year Award from the Northeast Exchange Club and Northeast Chamber of Commerce last night! This is an annual event that is held at Jax Cafe. Officer Wong was the East Hennepin Beat officer, a position he held with dedication for over 15 years. Wong was also a driving force behind the annual “keep the beat” benefit and coordinated the area Christmas and summer buy-back. Although he is now retired, he was instrumental in establishing and faithfully maintaining the East Hennepin Beat.

Minneapolis first responders invite you to join them at the 1st annual Hero-Ween! Sunday, October 28th from 1pm-4pm at Firefighters Hall & Museum (664 22nd Ave NE). Come dressed in costume and meet your local first responders, including heroes from Police, Fire and Paramedics. Enjoy indoor trick-or-treating and more! Get to know the Minneapolis Police Department’s Community Engagement Team at Hero-Ween. Contact firehallmuseum1@gmail.com for more information.

Minneapolis police officers invite you to ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on Wednesday, October 24th! Join us and your neighbors at McDonald’s (4121 Hiawatha Avenue, Minneapolis) from 8am to 10am for coffee and conversation. There’s no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officer in your neighborhood. Those who attend will receive one free small McDonald’s coffee! ☕

Last night Chief Arradondo made his annual visit to North Commons Park to connect with young athletes! He assisted the MPD Bike Cops for Kids, 4th Precinct officers and community navigators while they handed out ice cream sandwiches to all the young football players. The Chief also gave a very emotional pep talk to the boys during their practice with Coach Mike Tate.

Three People Shot in Night Club October 15, 2018 (MINNEAPOLIS) On Monday morning at 1:43 am, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department responded to a report of multiple people shot inside the Aqua Night Club located at 400 1st Avenue North. Officers arrived to a chaotic scene and were able to locate two people suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The two injured parties were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance. A third individual showed up at the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. This person was transported by a private vehicle. All three victims are adults. Investigators arrived on the scene and with the help of road officers, numerous people were interviewed and statements were taken. The Minneapolis Police Department Crime Lab responded and collected evidence for analysis. The suspect fled the scene and has not been apprehended. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers of Minnesota. All tips given are anonymous and anyone who provides a tip that leads to an arrest and conviction in this crime may be eligible for a financial reward. No further information on this case is available. The GO Report number for this case is 18-346193. The public report will not be available until this afternoon at the earliest. # # #

UPDATE: Missing Child has been Located October 14, 2018 (MINNEAPOLIS) The 11 year old female who was reported missing has been located. She is safe and has been reunited with her family. The MPD would like to thank the members of the media and public who helped spread the word about this missing child. # # # # Minneapolis Police Seeking Public’s Help in Finding Missing 11 year old October 13, 2018 (MINNEAPOLIS) The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 11 year old Ashya Rose Robertson (photo below). Robertson was last seen at 2:00pm this afternoon at her home on the 1400 block of 15th Av. N. in Minneapolis. She was last seen wearing a black sweater and gray sweatpants with a white line on each pant leg. Robertson, a Native American female, is 5’05 and 160 pounds with long brown curly hair and green eyes. If you have noticed an individual matching the photo, or can provide any information that may help police locate this missing juvenile, please call 9-1-1. Members of the general public and news media are encouraged to distribute the attached photo below. GO#18-344917 ###