The Police Department has officers who perform various duties such as responding to emergency and non-emergency calls, conducting preliminary investigations of crimes, handling traffic accidents, enforcing criminal and traffic laws including city ordinances, making arrests, and providing services to business establishments and residential neighborhoods. The officers within the patrol division are supervised by eight patrol sergeants. Within the patrol division, there are many programs that police officers actively work in such as D.A.R.E., police reserves, police explorers, Teens Driving Safe Traffic Diversion School, Home Alone Safety, bicycle patrol, and our emergency response unit. The patrol commander oversees this division.
If you need to report a crime, file a police report, or speak with a police officer, please call 911 immediately.
The Police Department consists of detectives and an investigative CSO assigned to the services division who actively follow up on criminal cases throughout the City of Maple Grove. Five detectives are assigned as school resource officers within the Maple Grove and Osseo secondary schools. The services division consists of two sergeants, crime analyst, safe streets unit, and community service officers. The entire division is supervised by the commander of services.
If you were the victim of a crime and want to check on the current status of your case, call 763-494-6100. Be prepared to share your full name and/or case number to be referred to the proper detective.
Professional standards division
The professional standards division includes the North Metro Range, Pets Under Police Security (PUPS), training, and policy development.
The records management division remains the catalyst of our case workflow with all units in the Maple Grove Police Department.
Administrative support division
The administrative support division consists of non-sworn personnel in two units: records and property/evidence.
The records team completes most of its tasks behind the scenes by providing administrative support to the police department to include:
- Ensuring accurate reporting and processing of officer reports including proper dissemination and retention
- Processing peddler permits, liquor/tobacco/massage licenses
- Processing permit to purchase firearm applications
- Forwarding case submissions to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office and city prosecutor’s office for consideration of criminal charges
- Processing hundreds of discovery and data requests
The property and evidence technician’s primary responsibility is ensuring the proper intake, storage, security, release and disposal of all evidentiary and property items entered into evidence. They also coordinate the auction of unclaimed and excess property working with an auction service while ensuring compliance with state law and city code.
Questions regarding lost, found, recovered and releasable property may be directed to the property and evidence technician at 763-494-6154. All property is released by appointment only -- Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call to set up an appointment.
Community service officers
Community service officers (CSOs) handle calls for service in the community but also monitor prisoners who are being housed in our detention facility. Some of the duties that CSOs perform are domestic animal control, vehicle lockouts, assist motorists, parking violations, assist patrol officers with traffic control and vehicle impounds. In the time the CSOs are employed with the City of Maple Grove, they are all actively pursuing a degree in law enforcement or criminal justice and working towards becoming a police officer.
Safe streets unit
The purpose of the safe streets unit is to reduce crime and improve quality of life issues through the use of proactive law enforcement and problem-solving techniques. The unit is staffed by experienced police officers and their activities are managed by a police sergeant.
The unit accomplishes its crime reduction goals by analyzing intelligence on crime areas within the city collected from citizens, city departments, and multiple databases. Once an active or potential crime "hot spot" has been identified, safe streets officers will aggressively work the area employing proactive policing methods to dramatically reduce or eliminate the threat and fear of crime.
To file a report or to have an officer respond, call 911. Send an email to provide information anonymously.
D.A.R.E. Drug Abuse Resistance Education
The D.A.R.E. program is currently taught to second, fourth, and fifth-grade students in 10 Maple Grove elementary schools.
Fifth-grade students participate in a 14-lesson program that is taught by a trained, uniformed officer. The students learn about making safe and responsible choices and to identify the risks and consequences of their choices. The D.A.R.E. lessons focus on:
- Providing students with accurate information about drugs and violence.
- Providing students with the knowledge base on the effects of drug abuse that go beyond the physical ramifications and extend to emotional, social, and economic aspects of life.
- Teaching responsibility, decision-making, and problem-solving skills and strategies to help students make informed decisions and resist drug use, peer pressure, and violence.
- Showing students how to resist peer pressure.
- Choosing good friends, helping others, resisting bullying, building self-esteem and confident communication skills, and drug avoidance techniques.
Second and fourth-grade students receive lessons about personal safety, a brief introduction to some common drugs, and resisting peer pressure.
Currently, two full-time police officers are assigned to the D.A.R.E. unit. For more information, visit the D.A.R.E. website or call 763-494-6100 with any questions. D.A.R.E. is currently being taught at the following schools:
- Basswood Elementary
- Cedar Island Elementary
- Elm Creek Elementary
- Fernbrook Elementary
- Oak View Elementary
- Rice Lake Elementary
- Rush Creek Elementary
- St. John's Lutheran School
- Weaver Lake Elementary