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

The Assistant Chief reports directly to the Chief and oversees the Bureau Chiefs 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.

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

MPD Bureaus and Divisions

The Minneapolis Police Department is organized by function.

Patrol Bureau:

The Patrol Bureau 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. It is headed by: 

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

Investigations Bureau:

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. It is headed by:

Deputy Chief Bruce Folkens
Investigations Bureau
350 South 5 th Street
Room 130
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1389

Office of Professional Standards:

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

The office  is comprised of the Administrative Services Division, the Internal Affairs Division , the Technology & Support Services Division  and the Forensics Division. The Technology & Support Services Division is comprised of the Business Technology Unit, Intellectual Properties, Property & Evidence, Records Information and Transcription. The office is headed by:

Deputy Chief Travis Glampe
Professional Standards Bureau
350 South 5 th Street
Room 130
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1389
Fax: 612-673-2613

Leadership & Organizational Development Division

The Leadership & Organizational Development Division will become the cornerstone of employee engagement and professional development. The leadership training component will have a direct impact on organizational development, helping officers and managers build leadership skills so the organization can achieve its full potential. 

The division is comprised of the Pre-Service and In-Service Training Units. The Pre-Service Training Unit includes the Academy, Backgrounds, the Community Service Officer and Field Training Officer Programs and Recruitment. Included in the In-Service Training Unit is the Range. The division is headed by:

Leadership & Organizational Development
MPD Special Operations Center
4119 Dupont Ave N.
Minneapolis MN

Last updated Aug 23, 2017



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