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Minneapolis Police Department
Abbreviation MPD
Motto "To Protect with Courage, To Serve with Compassion!"
Agency Overview
Formed 1867
Preceding agency Municipal Police
Employees 1,100
Legal personality Governmental agency
Jurisdictional Structure
Divisional agency City of Minneapolis in the U.S. state of Minnesota , U.S.
Hennepin County Minnesota Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Minneapolis Highlighted.svg
Map of Minneapolis Police Department's jurisdiction.
Size 58.4 square miles (151 km2)
Population 424,256 (2020)
Governing body Minneapolis City Council
General nature
  • Local civilian police
    See also Police
Operational Structure
Overviewed by Civilian Board Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority Board
Headquarters Downtown Minneapolis City Hall
Police Officers 800
Civilians 300
Agency executives
  • Medaria Arradondo, Chief of Police
  • Mike Kjos, Assistant Chief
  • 4 Deputy Chiefs, Deputy Chief of Patrol, Deputy Chief of Investigations, Deputy Chief of Professional Standards, Deputy Chief of Staff
  • 5 Precinct Commanders, Inspector
Stations, Substations, and Safety Centerss 9
Helicopterss Available from the Minnesota State Patrol
Minneapolis Police

The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) is the police department in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was formed in 1867, making it the second-oldest police department in Minnesota. The Saint Paul Police Department is the oldest, formed in 1854. The department has four precincts with over 800 officers and 300 other employees.

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