Fairmont Police Department

  • Agency: Fairmont Police Department
  • Address: 201 Lake Avenue, Fairmont, 56031 MN
  • Chief: Greg Brolsma (Chief of Police)
Phone: 507-238-4481
Fax: 507-238-1093

Fairmont Police Department is located at 201 Lake Avenue, Fairmont, 56031 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Greg Brolsma. The Fairmont Police Department phone number is 507-238-4481.

Fairmont Police Department News

Thank you St. John Vianney School for inviting FPD to join K-2 students for lunch today. We had some great conversations and officers really enjoyed interacting with staff & students!

We want to thank Five Lakes Elementary 5th grader Jordan Rasche for allowing our dayshift officers to join him for lunch at school today. Even Chief Hunter enjoyed cheese pizza day for school lunch. Thank you again to all the students and staff at Five Lakes Elementary for being such a great place!

We were privileged to recently present a Citizenship Award to Five Lakes Elementary School 4th grader Lilly Meyers. We thank her for her thoughtfulness and her kind actions for thinking of our school crossing guards. She took it upon herself to bring them some delicious hot chocolate on one of the very cold mornings while they helped our students get to school safely. Thank you Lilly and we hope your actions are an inspiration to other students to show acts of kindness towards others in our community.

Counterfeit $20 bills being passed in Fairmont area - Click here to view Detective Tonder's advisory regarding several counterfeit $20 bills being passed in the Fairmont area recently.

Fairmont Police Department cautions area businesses of counterfeit $20 bills being passed in the area.

As we enter the weekend, please plan ahead if you are going to be out celebrating with friends. On December 31, 2017 from 7pm to 2am, Green Plains Fairmont is partnering with Royalty Rides to provide free rides in the Martin County area. To arrange a ride call 507-848-3748. Please help keep your friends and family safe this holiday weekend. Thanks to Green Plains Fairmont and Royalty Rides for offering this service and we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable 2018.

No invite for the FPD again this year......?...hmmm 🤔

Please see the Scam Alert from the City of Fairmont regarding a fraudulent utility billing scam that was recently reported. Please do not ever give out personal or financial information over the phone. When in doubt, please contact city hall directly or contact the police department.

On Sunday, December 10, we held our annual "Shop with a Cop" event in Fairmont. We wish to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to our corporate sponsors, Walmart of Fairmont and Subway of Fairmont. Without their help and support, we wouldn't have had the opportunity to help some of our local families enjoy a Merry Christmas. Our officers and their shopping partners had an awesome time that afternoon.

We would like to thank the Fairmont Sentinel for the article on our School Resource Officer Mike Beletti. We are very pleased with the partnership we have with Fairmont Area Schools to make this position possible and we appreciate the warm reception the staff, students, and parents have given Officer Beletti this year.

We want to extend our thanks to KEYC News 12 Mankato and Erika Brooks for spending time with our department and giving us the opportunity to provide the public an inside look at our profession. KEYC recently completed a three part series on different aspects of policing. The links to the three segments on the KEYC website are below. http://www.keyc.com/clip/13907574/dangers-of-law-enforcement-and-the-use-of-deadly-force http://www.keyc.com/clip/13911092/training-and-expectations-of-quality-law-enforcement-candidates http://www.keyc.com/story/36854479/changing-perception-through-positive-interaction

The objects that resemble a type of camera on the top of the new stoplights along Highway 15 are not surveillance cameras or red light enforcement cameras. They are a vehicle detection cameras that are used to detect the presence of vehicles approaching and waiting at the stop lights. This technology replaces the previously used in-ground magnetic sensors that detected the presence of vehicles waiting for the stoplights. The other smaller piece of equipment on top of the Highway 15 stoplight poles is a device used to detect the presence of emergency vehicles using a strobe pattern on the flashing emergency lights to change the stoplight for the emergency vehicle to have a green light in the direction they are traveling. The city of Fairmont does not currently utilize the emergency flash sensors on their emergency vehicles to trigger the stoplight to change but may add them in the future. The flash/strobe sensor and vehicle detection cameras are options that are being installed in the area on stoplights maintained by the State of Minnesota.

Thank you to all our Veterans who have served our great country. We appreciate your sacrifice and service.

Thanks to the Fairmont Fire Department and all the residents and trick or treaters that stopped out to say hi to our officers on Woodland Avenue. We appreciated everyone's assistance in helping to keep our children safe.

Woodland Avenue will be temporarily closed to through traffic on Halloween night, October 31, from around 5pm until around 8pm. There will be barricades and officers at Albion and Woodland Ave on the east and Woodland and Lake Park Blvd on the west. Please use Lake Park Blvd for through traffic during this time to help reduce traffic on Woodland Avenue and keep our young trick or treaters safe. Some side streets will be available for local traffic only to allow access to their residences. Parking will be available at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and an officer will be present to assist with the safe crossing of Albion Avenue at Woodland. We thank you for your cooperation and for helping to keep our children safe.

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our friend, co-worker, and proud member of our community, Martin County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Petschke. He passed away at his residence last evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Thank you to Jason Sorensen and the Fairmont Sentinel for the opportunity to share our experience in Las Vegas during this horrible incident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those directly involved and our thanks and praise go out to the responding police, fire, and ambulance personnel as well as all the citizens who were able to help those in need that evening. I would ask that if you are looking to debate the gun control issue, please do not do so on this page. For those of you who are not aware, our agency offers free Active Shooter/Workplace Violence training in the Martin County area for your school, business or organization. If you are interested in learning more about this training, please contact Sergeant James Tietje via email at jtietje@fairmont.org.

Reminder of the invitation to share your opinion on the use of Body Cameras by the Fairmont Police Department at tonight's City Council Meeting, October 9, 2017 at 5:30pm. Minnesota State Statute 626.8473 requires the opportunity for public input and public comment at a regularly scheduled City Council Meeting before the purchase and implementation of a Body Camera Program. If you are unable to make the meeting and would still like the opportunity to provide input, please feel free to mail, email, or phone Mayor Foster, your City Council member, or Chief Hunter. You may also complete the ten question survey on Body Cameras via following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPP7J6G . The results of the information gathered will be presented at the October 23, 2017 City Council Meeting and published on the Fairmont Police Website www.fairmontpolice.org. We appreciate your input.

Thanks to KEYC News 12 for helping us inform our community about our process for the Fairmont Police Department's Body Camera Program. Please feel free to check out our police website www.fairmontpolice.org for information on the public input and public comment section of the Body Camera Program.

We want to give a huge thank you to the Five Lakes Elementary 1st Grade students and staff for welcoming our officers into their classrooms for the 2017-2018 Adopt-a-Cop Program. Each of the 1st Grade classrooms agreed to adopt one of our officers into their classroom for the school year. The officers will make regular visits to the classroom and get to know the students while the students get the opportunity to make a positive connection with a police officer.

Questions regarding road conditions and construction? Download the 511mn Andriod or IOS app from our website resources at http://www.fairmontpolice.org/resources and stay up to date.

Thanks to our local radio stations KSUM and KFMC for their continued support of our local law enforcement officers. Even though tomorrow, September 16, 2017 is "Thank a Police Officer Day" we as a Department want to say thank you to our community for your continued support and for giving us the opportunity to serve. Your support is greatly appreciated.

We are excited to announce our Department's renewed partnership with the National Child Safety Council in an effort to focus on safety materials in our community that directly promote the safety of our children. You may see some fundraising efforts in the coming weeks to help with the cost of the materials and projects. More information about the National Child Safety Council can be found on their website at http://www.nationalchildsafetycouncil.org/.