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Two Injured in Evening Shooting

April 26, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers from the First Precinct responded to the 1500 block of Park Avenue South on a report of a disturbance at a residence around 6:45 p.m. While officers were responding another 911 caller provided information that someone had been shot. Officers arrived and were unable to locate a victim. Several witnesses […]


Minneapolis Police Announce New Deputy Chief and 4th Precinct Inspector, Effective August 20th

Minneapolis Police Announce New Deputy Chief and 4th Precinct Inspector, Effective August 20th   April 25th, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Chief Janeé Harteau is proud to announce Michael Kjos will be the MPD’s newest Deputy Chief, in charge of the department’s newly formed Operations Bureau. He will oversee all aspects of 9-1-1 response at the precinct level […]


Officers Respond to Crash and make Felony Arrests

Officers in the Fourth Precinct responded to a property damage crash around 1:00 a.m. this morning on the 2700 block of Penn Avenue North. When officers arrived, they learned a car had hit three parked cars. Officers recognized the driver involved in the crash as a convicted felon and gang member from prior contact with […]

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Minneapolis Police Announce Medaria Arradondo will be Next Assistant Chief

April 10, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Chief Janeé Harteau is proud to announce Medaria Arradondo will be the MPD’s next Assistant Chief, effective Sunday April 30th. “Rondo, and everyone who knows him calls him Rondo, brings incredible leadership and community building skills to this position. This promotion is part of our very intentional and strategic succession plan, […]

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Female Dies at Hospital after Weekend Shooting

April 5, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) The adult female victim that had been previously listed in critical condition at North Memorial Hospital died this morning. The name of the victim, along with the cause and nature of her death will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. The Minneapolis Police Department has assigned 4 detectives to […]

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Officers Arrest 2 People after Responding to Shooting and Stabbing Incident

April 2, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Around 1:26 a.m. officers from the 4th Precinct heard the sound of gunshots in the area of the 2600 block of Golden Valley Road. As they were responding to the area, the call was updated to a shooting that occurred at 2629 Golden Valley Road. Upon arrival, officers located one adult […]

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Asst. Chief Arneson Talks Leadership w/ Girls Basketball Team

This week, MPD Assistant Chief Kris Arneson had the privilege of being an honorary coach for the North Community H.S. girls basketball team. Before the game, she spoke with the girls about her career in law enforcement and role as Assistant Chief. She also talked about being a female leader and encouraged them to be […]

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Officers Take 31 Guns off Streets in 1 Week

From January 24th- 30th 2017, Officers from the MPD have recovered 31 guns. Each of these guns were recovered from people who were arrested for a crime and were not allowed to be in possession of a firearm under the law. The guns were recovered after traffic stops related to shots fired calls, vehicle chases, […]


Buying or Selling on Craigslist? Use a Precinct as Your Meet-up Location!

Do you buy or sell items on craigslist or another online marketplace? Ever get a nerve-wracking feeling when you have to meet up with a stranger to complete the deal? The MPD welcomes and encourages you to meet-up at any of our five precincts when buying or selling items. They are open and staffed with […]

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MPD Black History Month: Digging Deeper than the Archives

In an effort to honor Black History Month, the Minneapolis Police Department took a deep look into the history of African American Officers in the Department. The road hasn’t always been smooth, but several courageous cops who care about their communities paved the way for what we see today; a department committed to celebrating and […]

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MPD Announces Arrest in Birdell Beeks Homicide Case

The Minneapolis Police Department announced Monday an arrest in the Birdell Beeks homicide case. An adult male has been charged with murder and booked into Hennepin County Jail. Birdell, a 58-year-old grandmother, was killed last May in gang crossfire as she sat in her minivan near the corner of 21st and Penn Avenue North.

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Minneapolis Experiences Significant Decreases in Homicides, Robberies & Burglaries Despite Rise in Aggravated Assaults Fueled by Repeat Violent Offenders

Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janeé were joined by Minneapolis City Council President Barb Johnson this morning to discuss year-end crime statistics from 2016. The Chief identified several positive trends which make the City of Minneapolis a better and safer place to live and work. She also addressed an increase in violent crime fueled […]

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