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Patrol Services

Patrol Division

Dial 911 to file a police report or have an officer respond to your location.

As the largest division in the department, uniformed patrol officers are the most visible and often the first source for police service. These officers are the first responders to most requests for police and emergency medical assistance. As a division that never has a day off, uniformed patrol officers are assigned to work schedules that provide the community with continuous police protection.

Patrol precincts

To provide the best and most effective service, the Patrol Division operates out of the North and South precincts. This precinct model allows for officers to be assigned to the same geographical patrol “beat” for each shift that they work. Each precinct operates as a team to quickly identify, respond and resolve crime or other livability issues that arise within their assigned district of the community. This frequently occurs through our commitment to engage our residents and business owners as partners in crime reduction efforts.

North Precinct South Precinct
5400 85th Avenue North 7608 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
763-493-8222 763-493-8200




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Precinct contact information

North Precinct Commander South Precinct Commander
Inspector Bill Barritt Inspector Shane DuPaul
763-493-8265 763-493-8282
bill.barritt@brooklynpark.org shane.dupaul@brooklynpark.org


North Contacts

South Contacts


Center City

COPS Officer Jamie Angerhofer
COPS Officer Jamie Angerhofer
Crime Prevention Officer Terry Dehmer
Crime Prevention Officer Terry Dehmer

East side


COPS Officer Marni Elias
COPS Officer Dawn Sysaath
Crime Prevention Officer Gerry Gibbs
Crime Prevention Officer Gerry Gibbs
Crime Analyst, Jody Murphy
Crime Analyst, Connie Sjulstad


What do patrol officers do?

The most common functions of a patrol officer are:

  • Looking out for the health and safety of the community
  • Responding to 911 calls
  • Working with the community to prevent crime
  • Offering youth education through the local school districts
  • Enforcing traffic laws

Other units within the Patrol Division

There are many duties within the Patrol Division which allows for the Police Department to improve its crime fighting potential.

Canine Unit

Brooklyn Park Police Department's Canine Unit consists of three dogs that are specially trained in drug detection and apprehension. The primary duties of the dogs are:

  • To locate and/or capture criminal suspects wanted for crimes ranging from felony assault, robbery, burglary, and murder.
  • To deter the escape of criminal suspects
  • To aid the officers in being more effective and safe

SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team

The officers on the SWAT team receive additional training throughout the year including specialized weapons training, high risk warrant service, and surveillance. The primary responsibilities of the SWAT team are to use special methods and equipment to resolve situations involving persons who may be armed and/or pose a threat to themselves or others such as:

  • Suicide threats
  • Barricaded suspects
  • Hostage situations
  • Carry out high risk search and arrest warrant

Traffic Unit

The traffic unit is responsible for enforcing traffic laws which reduce the number of traffic accidents. The officers assigned to this unit have the latest traffic enforcement tools such as laser units and ticket writing printers in their squad cars. The contacts that the Traffic Unit generates also enhance the safety of the community.

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

This is a 17-week substance abuse prevention and safety program that officers teach in sixth grade D.A.R.E. promotes healthy self-assertion, positive choices about risk-taking and health-related behaviors and positive social skills. Over the years, the D.A.R.E. curriculum has evolved to include resistance to gang membership, violence and destructive peer pressure, as well as substance abuse.

If you would like more information about Brooklyn Park’s D.A.R.E. program, please contact Mark Bergeron at 763-493-8313.

Location and office hours

Police Department - North Precinct

5400 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
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Open everyday, 24 hours

Dial 911 for police response

Phone and email

763-493-8222 (general questions)
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Police Department - South Precinct

7608 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
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Open seven days a week, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Dial 911 for police response

Phone and email

763-493-8200 (general questions)
Contact Police Staff


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