Police Administration

Police Chief

Medaria Arradondo
Chief of Police
350 South 5 th Street
Room 130
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1389
Fax: 612-673-2613

Minneapolis is Minnesota’s largest city with a population of 413,000 people and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) provides public safety services to support a highly-qualified urban environment and a desirable quality of life.  The tasks of this office are to create an organizational environment that is most conducive to superior performance by individual department employees in their responsibilities. Another principal task of the Chief is to maintain the professional integrity of employees. The MPD functions under a decentralized command structure with one Assistant Chief, three Deputy Chiefs and five Precinct Commanders (Inspectors) who operate with significant latitude. 

Assistant Chief

Mike Kjos
Assistant Chief 
350 South 5 th Street
Room 130
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1389
Fax: 612-673-2613

The Assistant Chief reports directly to the Chief and oversees the other Bureau Chiefs. The Assistant Chief is also responsible for the departments Patrol Bureau which performs comprehensive police services such as 911 response, crime prevention, traffic control and provision of emergency services, including homeland security.

The bureau is comprised of the 1st Precinct , 2nd Precinct , 3rd Precinct , 4th Precinct and 5th Precinct and the Special Operations Division. The Special Operations Division is comprised of the Emergency Preparedness Unit, the Emergency Services Unit and the Special Operations Unit. as they manage the day to day operations of the Department. The Assistant Chief provides the Chief with information on Department strategies and operations and assists the Chief with maintaining the core missions of the Department.

MPD Bureaus

The Minneapolis Police Department is organized by function.

Investigations Bureau:

Erick Fors
Deputy Chief
350 South 5 th Street
Room 130
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1389

The Investigations Bureau performs comprehensive investigative services, including case management, suspect criteria, victim support and preparation of evidence for court.

The bureau is comprised of the Violent Crimes Investigations Division and the Special Crimes Investigation Division.  The Violent Crimes Investigations Division includes Assault, Weapons, Homicide, Robbery, Safe Streets and other initiatives.  The Special Crimes Investigations Division includes the Crimes Against Children, Domestic Assault, Juvenile Investigations, Juvenile Outreach & Diversion, Licensing, Financial Crimes, Sex Crimes, Predatory Offender units and the Police Athletic League.


Professional Standards Bureau:

Henry Halvorson
Deputy Chief 
350 South 5 th Street
Room 130
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1389
Fax: 612-673-2613

The Professional Standards Bureau focuses on the integrity of department employees from background screening through hiring and ongoing training and maintains the technical operations of the department.

The Professional Standards Bureau overseas the following units/ divisions-  Administrative Services Division, the Internal Affairs DivisionForensics Division, Business Technology Unit, Intellectual Properties, Property & Evidence, Records Information, Transcription, Pre-Service Training Unit includes the Academy, Backgrounds, Community Service Officer, Field Training Officer Programs and Recruitment.




Last updated Sep 18, 2017



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