the Minneapolis Police Department


The Minneapolis Police Department serves the city of Minneapolis in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

A U.S. state is a constituent political entity of the United States.

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Formed in 1867, it is the second oldest police department in the state of Minnesota, after the Saint Paul Police Department.

The Saint Paul Police Department is the main law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States.


A short-lived Board of Police Commissioners existed from 1887 to 1890.


The modern department is organized into three bureaus all reporting to Chief of Police Janeé Harteau.

A chief of police, also known as police chief or sometimes shortened to just chief, is the title typically given to the top official in the chain of command of a police department, particularly in North America.


The city is served through five precincts with 800 sworn officers and 300 civilian employees.

A precinct is a space enclosed by the walls or other boundaries of a particular place or building, or by an arbitrary and imaginary line drawn around it.


At the city's population peak, MPD served over 521,000 people, and today serves over 411,000 people as of the last Census estimate.


Other independent protection organizations serve the city, identified as partner law enforcement agencies, these are the University of Minnesota Police Department, Minneapolis Park Police, Metro Transit Police, and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.


The Metropolitan Airports Commission Police serves the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in unincorporated Hennepin County.

The Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission is the owner and operator of Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in Minnesota as well as six other reliever airports in the Twin Cities region, which primarily provide service to private individuals and businesses, but also have regional transportation service.

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, also known as Wold–Chamberlain Field, is a joint civil-military public use international airport.

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