Uniformed patrol officers are the most visible and often the first source for police service.
Dial 911 to file a police report or have an officer respond to your location.
Our patrol 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 contact information
Deputy Chief Todd Milburn
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.
5400 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
7608 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Precinct contact information
North Precinct Commander
Inspector Shane DuPaul
South Precinct Commander
Inspector Bill Barritt
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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.
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
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.