The Minnetonka Police Department engages in a community policing philosophy, focusing on building relationships with residents, schools and business working together to problem solve. The department includes 56 sworn officers and 19 non-sworn support staff members, with an annual budget of $9.4 million.
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- Crime Prevention
- Neighborhood Outreach
- Police Response
- Special Units
The office of the chief performs the overall administration of the department. Support staff provides the payroll, purchasing, personnel and administrative record keeping for the department. See an organizational chart (PDF).
- Jeff Sebenaler
- Chief of Police
The department is organized in two divisions, described below.
The patrol division provides proactive patrol, incident response and first response to medical emergencies in the City of Minnetonka. Community service officers (CSOs) assigned to this division provide domestic animal control and assistance to the patrol division. The city considers traffic enforcement a high priority and has taken a three pronged approach to the issue: engineering, education and enforcement.
- Scott Boerboom
- Captain of Patrol Services
Support and investigative services
This division has three components: records, 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point and investigations.
This unit provides follow-up investigation to criminal incidents and major cases, and then presents cases for charging to the city or county attorney. The Minnetonka Police Department has investigators specializing in retail and general case investigations and participates in the Southwest Hennepin County Drug Task Force.
In addition, the department has four officers assigned as school liaison officers in the Hopkins, Minnetonka and Intermediate #287 school districts.
The crime prevention analyst coordinates crime prevention services for the community and serves as a liaison to the Neighborhood Block Clubs. Additionally, that position coordinates the intelligence-led policing for the department and also compiles monthly crime statistics, making the information available to the public through the Crime Statistics and Maps page.
The records section maintains all case reports, enters information relevant to criminal histories and fingerprints and serves as the reception point for the police department.
- Robin Shoen
- Police Records Supervisor
Minnetonka has its own 9-1-1 public safety answering point, providing emergency assistance for police, medical and fire requests.
- Marv Solberg
- 9-1-1 Center Supervisor
The Minnetonka Police Department’s vision is to be the police department of choice where valued employees come together to provide exceptional police services. Its mission is to create a safe environment through valued partnerships with each other and the community, while treating all people reasonably and fairly.
We share in a city-wide commitment to the Shared Values, which are: authentic communication, contagious enthusiasm, shared success, adaptable learning and innovation, outcome focused teamwork, and healthy human relationships.