South Lake Minnetonka Police Department

  • Agency: South Lake Minnetonka Police Department
  • Address: 24150 Smithtown Road, Shorewood, 55331 MN
  • Chief: Bryan Litsey (Chief of Police)
Phone: 952-474-3261
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South Lake Minnetonka Police Department is located at 24150 Smithtown Road, Shorewood, 55331 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Bryan Litsey. The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department phone number is 952-474-3261.

South Lake Minnetonka Police Department News

Officer Justin Kuipers and his Counter Act graduates!

MILL STREET IS OPEN! Road closed signs will be picked up soon, but the road is open to traffic.

Peace Officers Memorial Day / Police Week In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police Week. For 2018, Police Week began on Sunday, May 13th and finishes up on Saturday May 19th. (We waited to share this until today as our nation rightfully reserved Sunday to honor our mothers). The purpose of National Police Week is to honor those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In 2017, 129 police officers were killed in the line of duty and, in conjunction with National Police Week; their names will be carved on the blue-gray walls of the National Law Enforcement Memorial. With the addition of the names being added this year, the Memorial will bear the names of 21,541 officers who have given their lives in service to their communities. Please take a moment to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice protecting and serving their communities and to honor those who continue to serve.

Found dog along Co Rd 19 this morning. Please help us get her home.

Waiting for the first finisher of the Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon.

The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department received the 2018 Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency MADD Award and Officer Madeline Graupmann was awarded the Outstanding Rookie as well.

The construction project on Mill Street is getting some additional help today to keep on schedule. May the 4th be with you!

SLMPD is excited to participate in the 2018 Night to Unite on August 7, 2018! Any questions? Feel free to reach out to SLMPD.

Mill Street is closed and not passable. Believe the ROAD CLOSED signs.

We are at the Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce now until 2pm collecting old or unwanted prescription medication.

Mill Street Road Closure and Detour Information Mill Street Road Closure and Detour Information: Mill Street will be closed to all through-traffic between Third Avenue and the eastbound on-ramp to Highway 7 during watermain and sanitary sewer work. The tentative start for the closure is April 30th with a duration of approximately 5 weeks, depending on weather conditions. Access to the on-ramp to Highway 7 as well as Third Avenue will remain open except for occasional closures. Local residents may enter the area via Third Avenue off of Highway 7 and the Christmas Lake Road exit, but there will be no access to Mill Street south of Highway 7 from downtown. Mill Street is a Hennepin County roadway, and the detour route has been set up in a way that meets their requirements. Please be aware of and adhere to all posted warning and detour signs.

Crime Prevention Tip for April 2018

UPDATE: He is home! Looking for this guy’s family in western Shorewood.

Snow emergency information. Emergency Alert Posted on: April 15, 2018 City of Excelsior Snow Emergency in Effect City of Excelsior Snow Emergency in Effect. If you are parking on the street between 1am and 7am on 4/16 please park on the EVEN side of the street or your vehicle will be ticketed and towed. For more info call City hall at (952) 474-5233.

White out conditions right now. Avoid travel and if you must be out turn on vehicle lights and drive slow.

Day #5 - With a bit or irony as it is currently snowing, today's Severe Weather Awareness Week theme is “Heat.” Believe it or not, heat is the #1 weather-related killer in the United States, and on average, 130 people die each year and countless more hospitalized as a result of it. Please see the link below and attached graphics for more extreme heat information and resources. Extreme Heat Resources https://www.ready.gov/heat One more question before we wrap up Severe Weather Awareness Week. Have you tried our forecast widget on your mobile phone? You can get it by going through these steps: 1) Go to mobile.weather.gov in a browser on your mobile phone. 2) Enter your location in the box 3) Click "Add to Home Screen" or save it in a browser window

Day 4 - Severe Weather Awareness Week. Today's focus is on Tornadoes. On average, 1200 tornadoes occur across the United States yearly. Tornadoes have occurred in all 50 states and in every month of the year. Check out the videos below for information about what to do before, during, and after a tornado strikes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE66ganofF0&nohtml5=False https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5TiTfuvotc&nohtml5=False https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ94ESZulA8&nohtml5=False Also, today is tornado drill day. Here is the time table for the drills: 1:00 p.m. NWS issues a simulated tornado watch 1:45 p.m. NWS issues a simulated tornado warning 2:00 p.m. NWS issues an “End of Test” message 6:45 p.m. NWS issues 2nd simulated tornado warning 7:00 p.m. NWS issues 2nd “End of Test” message Need a plan, you can get one here: https://www.ready.gov/tornadoes

Day 3 of Severe Weather Awareness Week focuses on Floods. You probably know that heavy rain can bring dangerous flash flooding. But, did you know that 6 inches of moving water can knock a person down or 2 feet of moving water can sweep a vehicle away? The dangers of moving water is real. Do not attempt to drive through a flooded street. It is difficult to tell how deep the water is and you can’t always tell what obstacles or other potential dangers are below the water surface. Did you know over the last 30 years, on average, more people have died each year due to flooding than tornadoes? The majority of these deaths occurred in vehicles, and the second leading cause was people walking near or in water. Communities most at risk are those located in low-lying areas, near water, or downstream from a dam. Check out this safety message and the attached graphics for information on how to keep you from falling victim to flooding! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI6mIlHKrVY&nohtml5=False

Day 2 of Severe Weather Awareness Week focuses on lightning and hail. Every thunderstorm produces lightning! Lightning kills about 100 Americans each year — more than tornadoes — and causes about 300 injuries. Lightning Safety Tips • NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area! • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. • When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up. • Stay in the safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder. Indoor Lightning Safety • Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity. • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths and faucets. • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches. • Do not lie on concrete floors, and do not lean against concrete walls. Last Resort Outdoor Risk Reduction Tips If you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby the following actions may reduce your risk: • Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges or peaks • Never lie flat on the ground • Never shelter under an isolated tree • Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter • Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes and other bodies of water • Stay away from objects that conduct electricity (barbed wire fences, power lines, windmills, etc.) Myths and Facts About Lightning Myth: If it is not raining, there is no danger from lightning. Fact: Lightning often strikes away from rainfall. It may occur as far as ten miles away from any rainfall. Myth: Rubber soles on shoes or rubber tires on a car will protect you from being injured by lightning. Fact: Rubber provides no protection from lightning. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides some protection if you are not touching metal. Myth: People struck by lightning carry an electrical charge and should not be touched. Fact: Lightning victims carry no electrical charge and should be attended to immediately. Myth: Heat lightning occurs on very hot summer days and poses no threat. Fact: What is referred to as heat lightning is actually lightning from a thunderstorm too far away for thunder to be heard. However, the storm may be moving in your direction. Reminder: Thursday’s focus is Tornados. Statewide Tornado Drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 12th, at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

It's Severe Weather Awareness Week! While it may seem a bit incongruous with fresh snow on the ground, April 9th through April 13th is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. The purpose of Severe Weather Awareness Week is to remind everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and to help educate about how to protect yourselves and your loved ones. Today’s focus is on Alerts and Warnings. The following link focuses on the difference between watches and warning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3V3HZBs1Y4 Wondering about the best ways to receive Emergency Alerts? Here is another helpful link: https://www.ready.gov/alerts Reminder: Thursday’s focus is Tornados. Statewide Tornado Drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 12th, at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

The City of Excelsior has enacted a snow emergency for February 25th, 2018. Their complete plow crews will be out clearing snow by 3:00 AM. Please monitor the City of Excelsior's Website and Facebook page for further details.

Please check and make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors in your home. This morning, around 3:00 a.m., we were called to a home in Shorewood where a 10-year-old boy phoned 911 to report that his mother and father were falling down around the house. The father was able to relay some information to dispatch and said both he and his wife were feeling weak and had been unconscious for some period of time. SLMPD officers arrived to find the parents still lying on the floor. Officers from the Excelsior Fire District arrived to assist with medical care and also investigated for carbon monoxide. High levels of carbon monoxide were detected on the floor where the parents slept while lower levels were discovered on the floor where the children slept. The parents and both children were transported to the hospital. The parents received further treatment while the children were transported as a precaution. All are back home and doing well. First, great job! to the 10-year-old son who called 911—he’s the real hero. Also, please check and make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors in your home. We all need reminders to check our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and it is easy to forget about them during our busy lives. Did you know that carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every 6 years? More information about carbon monoxide safety can be viewed on the link below: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Fire-and-life-safety-equipment/Carbon-monoxide We’re pretty lucky that our Friday morning didn’t start very differently and we are very happy that the family is doing well. Please share this message with your friends, family, and neighbors so their morning doesn’t end very differently also.

Well done Lino Lakes Police!