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Two Arrested Following Evening Homicide

May 22, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers from the Fourth Precinct responded to a Shotspotter activation in the area of 21st Avenue North and Ilion Avenue North at 7:40 p.m. When Officers arrived, they were directed to the intersection of Broadway Avenue West and Ilion Avenue North where an adult male had been found shot in a […]


Minneapolis Police Honor Dozens for Dedication and Heroism in 2016

The Minneapolis Police Department was proud to recognize officers and civilians for their admirable service to the City of Minneapolis in 2016. Chief Harteau and MPD leaders handed out dozens of awards to officers for their heroic actions, lifesaving efforts, and dedicated service. The MPD also named the Department’s Unit of the Year, Civilian of […]


MPD and HCSO Remember Fallen Officers

In recognition of #NationalPoliceWeek, the Minneapolis Police Department and Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office​ honored the officers who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Moped Driver Dies After Collision with SUV

May 12, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Last night at 10:22 p.m., Minneapolis Police responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of Central Avenue Northeast and Lowry Avenue Northeast.  An adult male driving a moped was traveling northbound on Central Avenue Northeast, entering the intersection on a green light crossing Lowry Avenue Northeast when a SUV […]


Officers Arrest 3 People after Responding to Fatal Shooting

May 11, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Around 12:43 p.m. officers from the 4th Precinct responded to the 3700 block of 6th Street North on a report of a ShotSpotter activation. As they were responding to the area, the call was updated to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located one adult male victim suffering from a fatal gunshot […]

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Multiple Vehicle Crash Leaves One Dead

April 30, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) This morning at 9:36 a.m., Minneapolis Police responded to a personal injury motor vehicle crash where four vehicles collided at the intersection of Blaisdell Avenue South and 26th Street West. Two vehicles traveling southbound on Blaisdell Avenue South failed to stop for a red light and struck two vehicles that were […]

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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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