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 an urban environment and a desirable quality of life. The tasks of this office are to create an organization with superior performance by individual department employees in their responsibilities. A 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).
The Assistant Chief reports directly to the Chief and oversees the other Bureau Chiefs. The Assistant Chief is directly responsible for the department's Patrol Bureau which performs police services such as 911 response, crime prevention, traffic control and provision of emergency services, including homeland security. 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.
The Patrol Bureau is comprised of the 1st Precinct , 2nd Precinct , 3rd Precinct , 4th Precinct and 5th Precinct and the Special Operations and Intelligence Division. The Special Operations and Intelligence Division is comprised of the Emergency Preparedness Unit, Special Operations Unit and the Strategic Information Center.
Deputy Chief- Chief of Staff
The Chief of Staff provides a connection between the MPD and the communities it serves while overseeing the department’s progressive initiatives, including the National Initiative for Building Trust & Legitimacy. The Chief of Staff also oversees the Office of Public Information, Recruitment and Hiring, Research and Policy Development, and Community and Collaborative Advancement.
The Minneapolis Police Department is organized by function.
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:
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 Division, Forensics Division, Business Technology Unit, Intellectual Properties, Property & Evidence, Records Information, Transcription, Pre-Service Training Unit includes the Academy, Community Service Officer, and Field Training Officer Programs.
Office of Public Information
Members of the Department’s Office of Public Information provide information to residents, business owners, members of the media and the general public. The team manages the MPD’s social media accounts. It also coordinates data practice requests made by journalists.
Last updated Oct 5, 2018