Chaska Police Department

  • Agency: Chaska Police Department
  • Address: 2 City Hall Plaza, Chaska, 55318 MN
  • Chief: Scott Knight (Chief of Police)
Phone: 952-448-4200
Fax: 952-448-2307

Chaska Police Department is located at 2 City Hall Plaza, Chaska, 55318 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Scott Knight. The Chaska Police Department phone number is 952-448-4200.

Chaska Police Department News

Today, we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Have a safe Memorial Day. (Photo credit: Kelly Simer, Chaska)

A 20-year-old Chaska male is in custody on burglary charges after he stole items from open garages. The thefts occurred during the day while residents were home. Please remember to keep garage doors closed and vehicle doors locked, as many of these crimes are crimes of opportunity.

Did you know that three out of four car seats are not used or installed correctly? Attend the FREE Car Seat Check Clinic at The Chaska Fire Department on June 14th from 4-7PM. Certified car seat technicians will be on-hand to inspect booster seats and car seats. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, please contact Esther DeLaCruz at 651-796-8142 or For more information, please visit:

Chaska Police Officers will be participating in firearms training Monday and Tuesday this week during the daylight hours. We are very grateful for the continued support of the Marsh Lake Hunting Preserve

In honor of Police Week, our friends at ACT United stopped by with goodie bags for every Chaska Police Officer. Thank you for your support and for all the wonderful things you do!

The following is a message that was sent from Pioneer Ridge Middle School staff: Dear Pioneer Ridge Middle School families, This morning, before the first bell, a student started a rumor in the commons that someone was going to commit an act of violence at school today. We can assure you it is a rumor because we have talked with the student, involved Chaska Police, and thoroughly investigated the content of the student’s statement. Other Pioneer Ridge Middle School students became alarmed and this rumor has spread, involving parents/guardians as well. Please know that our administrative staff have been on top of this matter since the start of the school day. Statements about violence are taken very seriously by our staff and administration, and they always will be. We know that families and students live in a heighten state of concern due to school violence elsewhere in the United States. Please be assured that what you may have heard today is not substantiated. Behavior like this, that disrupts our learning environment, is handled with our district’s discipline policy. Pioneer Ridge is a very safe school, due in large part to the quality relationships our staff build with students. Thank you for your support of your student and of Pioneer Ridge Middle School.

Police Week has brought many visitors and well wishes to our office this week. Yesterday, 8-year-old Ivy and her mom brought Sgt Gibbons some of his favorite treats. We hope he shares! Thank you, community, for your continuous support. We are so grateful. 💙

**Update** The mother of the child has been contacted. Thank you to all that shared this post and assisted. A young girl was found wandering in Brandondale Mobile Home Park at approximately 9:20 this morning. The three or four year old girl is safe and is in protective care. The white female has blonde hair, gray shorts, and is carrying a "Minnie Mouse" stuffed animal. We would appreciate any assistance in reuniting this child with their parent or guardian. Please contact our police department at 952-448-4200 or dispatch at 952-361-1231 if you have pertinent information.

The Chaska Police CarFit Clinic was held at the Chaska Fire Department today. Thanks to all that participated!

Today we say Thank You to our Chaska Police Chaplains. In honor of National Police Week they provided us with homemade chili and cornbread. Not to mention all the fixings plus desserts. We are truly honored.

Our annual vaccine clinic is currently being held at the Valle Evangelical Free Church in Chaska. Low cost vaccines and microchips. Stop by!! Free Paw Patrol tags to all residents of Chaska

Chaska Police Officers Chris Pesheck, Joe Kavlie and Kelly Boll joined Lt. Nelson in Washington DC meeting her at the end of the LEU Road to Hope. Together they spent the weekend in the city remembering officers from around the country who have lost their lives in service to their communities. Tonight they gather with approximately 30,000 others on the National Mall for the 30th annual candlelight vigil.

Lt. Rachel Nelson has begun her journey to Police Week 2018 in Washington DC. As a member of Law Enforcement United’s (LEU) Road To Hope she is joining more than 500 police officers and survivors cycling from Chesapeake VA to DC. They began their ride today and logged nearly 90 miles before lightning caused them to call it a night. They will continue their ride tomorrow and arrive in DC on Saturday, totaling 250 miles over 3 days. LEU is committed to honoring and remembering fallen officers from all over the country. Throughout the day, at each rest stop, officers gather to read an end of watch tribute for a fallen officer and say a prayer. Lt. Nelson is riding in honor of Officer Jordan Corder of Covina CA PD End of Watch 09-30-14. She also is remembering Sgt Scott Hanson, also of Covina PD; Sgt Joe Bergeron of Maplewood PD, and Ofc. Bill Mathews of Wayzata PD, and many others.

Officers are on the scene of a rollover crash at Highway 41 and Second Street in downtown Chaska. Minor injuries were reported. The crash should be clearing soon but expect delays in the meantime.

Our friends at Bloomington Police created this video in an effort to share this timely and important message about water safety.

It looks like the rain is clearing just in time for Taste of Chaska in City Square Park tonight! Come visit the CPD bike sale and say hello to our officers and explorers!

For updates regarding the Highway 41 road construction between Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail, follow Highway 41 Project - Jonathan Area for detailed updates.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world will converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Stay tuned for some posts this week involving Chaska Police Officers that are in Washington DC for Police Week.

Reckless driving, trespassing, noise complaints, disturbances... Chaska Police Officers have responded to over a dozen complaints of illegal activity surrounding Nerf wars. The people that participate in this activity are subject to any and all criminal consequences if they break the law. Consider this your warning. In years past, incidents related to Nerf wars have resulted in injury, damage to property, and assaults in Chaska. In 2015 in Lakeville, it cost two young men their lives.

Police activity at Walnut Street has cleared. We were investigating suspicious circumstances -- checking the welfare of a possibly missing woman. She was located and is well. Thank you for your patience this morning.

Hard work pays off! Last weekend our Chaska Police Explorers competed at the Minnesota State Conference in Rochester. There were 501 youth competing from 46 departments across Minnesota and two from North Dakota. We had nine Chaska Police Explorers competing on three teams. During the scenario-based competitions, our Explorers did a great job representing the Chaska Police Department. -They placed first in Crime Prevention with 51 teams participating. They received a traveling trophy, a plaque, and $150 for our post. -They placed second in an academic session titled, "DWI in Law Enforcement." -They placed first in Bomb Threat Response -They Placed fourth in White Collar Crime Police Explorers is a great program for youth ages 14-20 years old. The members have a great time and create life-long memories. We have three former Police Explorers working as Chaska Police Officers! For more information, call 952-448-4200

Do you need a new bike? Come visit the Chaska Police Explorers at Taste of Chaska next Wednesday! Our Explorers will be selling recovered bikes and new, discounted bike helmets. All proceeds from bike sales benefit our Police Explorer program. Taste of Chaska is held in City Square Park on May 9th from 5-9PM.

We continue to receive a number of reports of theft from mailboxes — more again today from over the weekend. Thieves are looking for checks and then altering and passing them around the metro area. Avoid mailing checks and other valuables from your personal mailbox. Secure mailboxes are better — though not fool proof as we have learned. Consider alternatives like electronic payments or bringing payments into the Post Office for mailing.