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Field Services Bureau

The Field Services Bureau provides effective and efficient response to calls for service and enforces laws with specific emphasis on community policing, street crime and traffic safety.

Minneapolis is divided into five police precincts. The five precincts direct police services for people who live, work and visit the city's neighborhoods.

Each Precinct consists of the following functions:

Patrol Unit

Patrol Unit functions include primary response to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, directed patrols, apprehending offenders, preventing and deterring crime, initially investigating and gathering evidence at crime scenes, and maintaining order within the community.

The Patrol Unit uses a variety of police techniques to effectively patrol neighborhoods and respond to 911 calls, including; walking a beat, bicycling, motor patrols, coordinating business and community needs, working in sub-station assignments, participating in community meetings, and other directed assignments.

Community Response Teams

The Community Response Team is a mobile, flexible force that is available for uniform or plain clothes priority assignments. Assignments may include, but are not limited to: drug suppression, vice control, surveillance, warrant service, crowd control, high crime or crime specific patrol. They serve as a primary responder to events and demonstrations that may lead to civil disorder. (Note: Precincts may coordinate with other teams as situations dictate.)

Property Crimes Investigations Units

Property Crimes Investigations Unit functions include gathering evidence, identifying and apprehending offenders, and preparing cases for prosecution on all burglary, theft, and damage to property cases and auto-related crimes.

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Last updated Sep. 27, 2011