Plainview Police Department

  • Agency: Plainview Police Department
  • Address: 241 West Broadway, Plainview, 55964 MN
  • Chief: Randy Doughty (Chief of Police)
Phone: 800-927-2647
Fax: 507-534-2437

Plainview Police Department is located at 241 West Broadway, Plainview, 55964 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Randy Doughty. The Plainview Police Department phone number is 800-927-2647.

Plainview Police Department News

****************A Reminder for Winter Parking***************** It’s that time again.... It's important to know the rules that apply to winter parking on city streets from November 1st to April 1st. "Ordinance No. 2013-04 304.2 WINTER PARKING Subd. 1. To protect the citizen's general health, safety and welfare and to facilitate snow removal, it shall be unlawful to park, or permit any vehicle or trailer to remain parked, upon any alley or street from November 1st to April 1st between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. or until the streets are plowed from curb to curb during or following any snow fall which accumulates over two (2) inches. Subd. 2. In the event of a continuous and/or substantial snowfall, a citywide "snow emergency" may be declared by the Public Works Director or his/her designee. It shall be unlawful to park on any city street during the time in which a snow emergency has been declared, until such time as the snow emergency is rescinded." *The city will keep the parking lot at the municipal pool open during the winter months for citizens to park their vehicles if they are unable to find a place off the street to park their vehicles during snow removal.* ***Please pass this information on to anyone that lives in Plainview, new neighbors, or to any visitors that you have over the winter months.*** *****Winter Parking Tickets are $100 - no vehicles will be towed**** To be clear, we ticket every car on the street starting at 2am when snow fall has accumulated over 2" whether the plows are out or not. (Snow Emergencies are slightly different, but will be posted and announced) This keeps things fair, and gets vehicles off the street for the plows to make their way around town in the most efficient manner possible. The goal is clean streets to travel on, not to write tickets. We hope to write zero tickets this winter. *Please feel free to hit the share button, we want everyone to be well informed prior to the snow flying!* Chief Schneider #700

Plainview PD could use your help! This video was taken earlier this month of a person tampering with a vehicle in SW Plainview and subsequently taking some items from it. There are several distinguishable items that may help cue you in to their identity. Please call 507-534-2441 with any information you may have. We thank you for your assistance, as always. Chief Schneider #700 ***Video posted with the owner's permission***

*******************HALLOWEEN 2018********************* Plainview Police Department will be closing off vehicle traffic into Orchard Hills during peak trick or treating time as we have for the past several years. People's State Bank has again graciously agreed to allow vehicles to park in their lot so people can travel on foot into Orchard Hills. Due to the popularity of that neighborhood, coupled with no sidewalks, reducing vehicle traffic makes the night safer for everyone! As always you are welcome to trick-or-treat wherever you choose. However, if you choose to do so in the Orchard Hills area, you will need to do so on foot. We will close the entrances to non-residents of the neighborhood at around 4:30-5:00pm. Thank you so much for your cooperation! PS. Our squad at the main 4th Ave SE entrance just might have some candy in it.... Stop and say hi to Officer Kuhlemeier!

Please contact the Police Department if this is your cat.

If you are a Plainview resident or have a connection to Plainview, please take a look at the opportunity below and consider applying to participate!

We could use your help... During the late night Monday (Labor Day) - early morning hours of Tuesday, there were a series of vehicles tampered with predominately in the SW part of town. The vast majority of these vehicles were unlocked. We have, fortunately, recovered a good portion of what was taken of value. In the event that you happen to live or have been in that area and saw something, we would like to hear from you. In the event that you have cameras and live in that area, we would especially like to hear from you. We take a great deal of pride in the fact that our town is very safe, and our officers work hard to keep it that way. However, our advice would ALWAYS be to lock your car at night if it sits outside. Very seldomly does the locked car get picked on in the event that there is a spree like this. As always, we appreciate the assistance. Chief Schneider #700

*****Corn on the Cob Days Street Dance Update***** I've attached two maps to this post. This year, like last year, we're doing something a little different in regard to alcohol on the City streets. Plainview has always had an ordinance (513.4) prohibiting alcohol consumption on public property, but it also has a clause that allows for a suspension of this prohibition during special events, with Council approval. The council has approved a resolution granting a suspension of the ordinance for certain areas, at certain times over the weekend. This suspension only applies to this weekend August 17, 18, and 19, 2018. The maps represent the Friday and Saturday night exempted area, and the Sunday area. The hours that you may travel downtown are 7pm to 2am Friday and Saturday (into Sunday morning) and Noon to Midnight on Sunday. ***Note - Foot travel only, open bottle/DUI laws still apply.*** You will find that the Friday/Saturday Night map allows travel within a one block corridor North and South of West Broadway between 2nd St SWNW and 4th St SW/NW as well as along both sides of 3rd St SW from the Legion area to the above described area. The Sunday map shows Wedgewood Park and the area of 3rd St SW between 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave SW. The rest of the area inside the city limits is subject to the ordinance prohibiting consumption on public property. You may not travel other areas with alcohol. This obviously does not apply to your or other people's private property where you have permission to be (house parties, etc). This suspension is something that was tried last year. We didn't have any serious problems. This is not completely different than what has been allowed the past few years. However, I think that garbage, if kept unchecked, will spoil this for everyone. Please do your part to keep the streets and sidewalks clean. **This pertains to public property, private property such as the Legion and Kim's also do not need the exception. If you have any questions, please find one of us and ask throughout the weekend, we're here to make the weekend run smoothly as possible. Please share this post as you see fit. Thanks! Let's have a great festival! Tim Schneider #700

************Corn on the Cob Days******************* It's here! I wanted to take a second and share a few thoughts and reminders as we head into the busy festival weekend. We enjoy hosting everyone in Plainview for the weekend and are here to assist in any way we can. We are looking forward to showcasing what Plainview has to offer and we sincerely hope that everyone has a great time at all the fantastic events on the schedule! The City and PD have worked extremely hard on writing an ordinance that allows golf carts and ATV/UTV use in town. We take the responsibility of enforcing that ordinance and keeping it viable very seriously. If you intend to use one of these types of vehicles please make sure that you have your City permit and that you are very familiar with the rules that go along with it. As a reminder, the permit is $10 for 3 years and is available at the PD. On Sunday we will restrict the parking of these types of vehicles (ATV/UTV/Carts) within a block of the Wedgewood park area. We have done this for a number of years now and it helps dramatically with congestion before and after the parade and into the evening so the multitude of people that congregate in that area can move about freely and safely. During the garage sales, please be conscious of how you are parking and of other traffic. Sometimes the excitement of a great deal leaves cars parked backward, sideways, in the neighbors driveway, and in the traffic lane. Please take the extra moment and keep the streets open and safe for travel. We appreciate it. Again, we enjoy having all the visitors in town and hope you'll have a fantastic time at the dances and events. With that, we will be very vigilant, as always, about drinking and driving. We care about your life and the safety of others and take drinking and driving very seriously. Please make arrangements to get yourself home safely if you plan to drink. And we don't like fighting either, so no fighting...... Lastly, as much as we love babies, we can't hold yours while you dance so you'll have to get a babysitter... Have a great event and make safe choices, we'll see you out there! ****PS. There will be some additional info coming for Friday and Saturday nights dances and Sunday's music after the parade. Keep an eye on this page for that info coming soon.**** Chief Tim Schneider #700 Pic credit: Stephanie Holper Baby credit: Same

******UPDATE****** 911 lines appear to be back up and running properly. I have deleted the previous post to avoid confusion. Chief Schneider #700

If anyone sees or knows the whereabouts of a female German Shephard in the Plainview area please call the Plainview PD at (507) 534-2441. She has has a pink collar on and her name is Aurora. Very friendly, vaccinated. She is missing hair on her hind quarters from food allergies. Been missing since around 3:00 pm yesterday (Wednesday) when she broke free from her tie out. Thank you.

A wonderful new addition to the sitting area outside Plainview PD/City Hall. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and stop up and check out a book! I happen to know that there’s a great book written by our retired police Chief Joe Kaupa in the box, better hurry before that one is checked out! The Plainview Police Department, in partnership with the Little Free Library organization, is proud to announce that the Plainview Police Department has been awarded a Little Free Library at no cost to the city or agency. The award was made possible by the Lawrence Grauman, Jr. Trust’s generous donation to the Impact Library Program. The Impact Library Program aims to benefit community law enforcement efforts in four ways; supporting literacy, forging new partnerships, opening the door to additional services, and providing stories of community service. Officer Tony Pasquale applied for the grant knowing the positive impact that reading can have on young minds. Pasquale hopes the Little Free Library will encourage children and their families to stop by the Police Department more frequently to get to know their community’s Officers on a more personal level, versus only meeting them in more trying times which can cause fear or anxiety in kids. In addition to books for all ages being available in the Little Free Library, the Police Department will have informational pamphlets inside as well. The Little Free Library will be located in front of the Police Department and City Hall at 241 W Broadway, where there is a patio and benches for readers to relax and enjoy a new book. The Little Free Library advocates community members to “take a book or leave a book”, and there is no cost or check out process required to take a book. Those interested in donating books can feel free to place them directly in the Little Free Library or drop them off inside the Police Department if the Library is full. The Plainview Police Department serves a community of approximately 3,300 with a staff consisting of 7 full-time officers, 8 part time officers, and 1 civilian employee. The Little Free Library organization was founded in 2009 when Todd Bol of Hudson, WI created the first Little Free Library in honor of his mother. The organization has since grown to a network of over 66,000 libraries internationally. To learn more, go to littlefreelibrary.org. Questions about the Plainview Police Department’s library can be directed to Officer Tony Pasquale via email at tpasquale@plainviewpolice.com

*********Snow Alert********** Though I hate to even bring it up.....we are in the path of what appears to be 6-11 inches of heavy wet snow beginning around 4am tomorrow morning through the daytime and into the late night Tuesday. The chances are in the 90-95% range from 4am until 9pm when it tapers off to 50% by 11pm. Unfortunately, I think it's really happening... Please keep on-street parking to a minimum during the day tomorrow as the plows will likely be out periodically during the snow event trying to keep the streets as open as possible. Please also plan to have all vehicles off the road overnight so that roads can be cleared curbs to curb. We appreciate your cooperation and hopefully spring will eventually be here to stay. Chief Schneider #700

Officer Miller spent this morning with these 35 enthusiastic high school senior girls teaching them some fundamentals of self-defense. Plainview PD has provided this class for several years now in collaboration with PEM High School and it has been a favorite with the students. SRO Officer Brueske spent his morning with the senior boys talking about good decision making and respect. A great morning! We place a high value on the relationships we build with these students and also the willingness of the PEM school district and staff to let us be part of the preparation process as these students move closer to the next phase of their lives. Chief Schneider #700

*****Snow Alert***** With the snow falling tonight, we want to give another quick reminder on winter parking. If we receive 2" of snowfall, we will begin writing tickets to vehicles parked on the street at 2am. Vehicles may not be parked on City streets until they are plowed from curb to curb after a snowfall of over 2". *Note* Tickets are not dependent on plowing. We write as soon as conditions are met, not after the vehicle is plowed around. The goal is to have clean, safe streets. The Police Department hopes to write zero tickets. Please pass this information on to friends and family that may be visiting. Thank you, Chief Schneider #700

Public Works will be scraping the streets tomorrow (Friday 1-26-18) during the day to remove the residual snow/ice left over from the snow event earlier this week. No tickets will be issued for vehicles parked on the street, but your voluntary cooperation would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to park off of the street, please do so. Thank you! Chief Schneider #700

*****************SNOW EMERGENCY******************* The City of Plainview has declared a "Snow Emergency" due to the expected volume and duration of the current snowfall. ***NO PARKING on City streets effective immediately through noon tomorrow (Tuesday 1-23-18) except for the business district as necessary.*** You should be receiving text, email, and phone call alerts if you are signed up for Code Red service and all landline phones should receive the message inside City limits. Thanks for your cooperation as always. City plows will be out likely all day today and through the night keeping the roads as open as they can until snowfall subsides and they can be cleaned properly. Please make good travel decisions if you must travel today and we would advise against any travel that is not absolutely necessary. Be Safe! Chief Schneider #700

******Plow Update****** Public Works will be heading out to plow the streets at 3pm this afternoon. There will be no citations during this event, but please move vehicles off the streets if at all possible to ensure the most complete job. Thank you! Chief Schneider #700

****Weather Advisory***** There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3AM to 6PM on Thursday. The forecast is now calling for 4-6 inches of snow accompanied by 35 MPH wind gusts. This will have an adverse effect on road conditions especially during the morning commute. Be extremely cautious and make well informed travel decisions tomorrow. *Up to date road conditions can be obtained by calling 511. As a side note, please make sure vehicles are off of the street as there will likely be periodic plowing during this event. We will cite cars on the street if 2" accumulates overnight starting at 2AM. In the event that a "snow emergency" is called, look for information on this page as well as The City of Plainview Facebook page. A "snow emergency" is initiated when conditions dictate that no parking on City streets is required for an extended period of time to properly clear snow/ice. There will be date and time details included in any communication of a "snow emergency". Thank you for your assistance as always and please BE SAFE! Chief Schneider #700

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Plainview Area Community and Youth Center for hosting a Law Enforcement Appreciation event this morning. It was great to spend some time talking with community members about what we do and to see so many familiar faces. What a turnout! A special thanks to Roger and Cindy Rettman for their continued support and to Mayor Ziebell and Council member Dave Walkes for their attendance and words of appreciation to the officers in attendance. Chief Schneider #700

*****Snow Alert***** With the snow falling today, we want to give a quick reminder on winter parking. If we receive 2" of snowfall, we will begin writing tickets to vehicles parked on the street at 2am. Vehicles may not be parked on City streets until they are plowed from curb to curb after a snowfall of over 2". *Note* Tickets are not dependent on plowing. We write as soon as conditions are met, not after the vehicle is plowed around. The goal is to have clean, safe streets. The Police Department hopes to write zero tickets this winter. Please pass this information on to friends and family that may be visiting for the holidays. Thank you, Chief Schneider #700

****************A Reminder for Winter Parking***************** As our first snowfall of 2017 is upon us, it's important to know the rules that apply to winter parking on city streets from November 1st to April 1st. "Ordinance No. 2013-04 304.2 WINTER PARKING Subd. 1. To protect the citizen's general health, safety and welfare and to facilitate snow removal, it shall be unlawful to park, or permit any vehicle or trailer to remain parked, upon any alley or street from November 1st to April 1st between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. or until the streets are plowed from curb to curb during or following any snow fall which accumulates over two (2) inches. Subd. 2. In the event of a continuous and/or substantial snowfall, a citywide "snow emergency" may be declared by the Public Works Director or his/her designee. It shall be unlawful to park on any city street during the time in which a snow emergency has been declared, until such time as the snow emergency is rescinded." *The city will keep the parking lot at the municipal pool open during the winter months for citizens to park their vehicles if they are unable to find a place off the street to park their vehicles during snow removal.* ***Please pass this information on to anyone that lives in Plainview, new neighbors, or to any visitors that you have over the winter months.*** *****Winter Parking Tickets are $100 - no vehicles will be towed**** To be clear, we ticket every car on the street starting at 2am when snow fall has accumulated over 2" whether the plows are out or not. (Snow Emergencies are slightly different, but will be posted and announced) This keeps things fair, and gets vehicles off the street for the plows to make their way around town in the most efficient manner possible. The goal is clean streets to travel on, not to write tickets. We hope to write zero tickets this winter. *Please feel free to hit the share button, we want everyone to be well informed prior to the snow flying!* Chief Schneider #700

**********************HALLOWEEN 2017************************ Plainview Police Department will again be closing off vehicle traffic into Orchard Hills during peak trick or treating time. People's State Bank has again graciously agreed to allow vehicles to park in their lot so people can travel on foot into Orchard Hills. Due to the popularity of that neighborhood, coupled with no sidewalks, reducing the vehicle traffic makes the night safer for everyone! Everyone is welcome to trick-or-treat wherever they choose. But, if you choose to do so in the Orchard Hills area, you will need to do so on foot. We will close the entrances to non-residents of the neighborhood at around 4:30-5:00pm. Thank you so much for your cooperation! PS. Our squad at the entrance just might have some candy in it.... Stop and say hi to Officer Pasquale!