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Blooming Prairie Police Department

About Us

 
The Blooming Prairie Police Department is dedicated to the protection of the city, as well as loyalty to the community. The Police Department consists of six sworn Police Officers; 1-Chief of Police, 1- K-9 Unit Officer, and 4- Patrol Officers. Each Officer is dedicated to protecting and serving our community.

Each officer is MN P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards & Training) Licensed. Every year our officers have to do continued education approved by the state and need to accumulate a certain amount of credits to stay licensed as Peace Officers. Every officer is also trained as either a First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician. Our officers respond to all types of calls including medicals and fires. The officers are responsible for enforcing criminal and traffic laws within our community. The Chief is responsible for over looking all the officers in the department as well as being the D.A.R.E. Officer for the communities schools. The city has police coverage 24 hours a day 7 days a week, where our officers each work a 10 hour shift.

The department has two fully equipped squad cars, a Ford Explorer and a Ford Crown Victoria. Each squad includes a traffic radar, audio/video camera system, an AED for cardiac arrest emergencies, along with a laptop computer connected to dispatch to better assist on traffic stops and emergency calls.

The Police Department also participates in the Minnesota Safe & Sober Campaign. This is the time of year where our officers are paid through federal grant money to strongly enforce driving rules. Specifically speed, seat belts, and impaired driving. Our department has been very successful in keeping our roads and highways safe.

The Police Department also has a K-9 Unit in which a German Shepard named Crux is used to identify narcotics for the city, and to track and apprehend suspects. He is also trained to search for lost people and protect his handler. Crux was brought into the department after T-Bone, the cities first K-9, was killed in the line of duty. Crux is handled by Officer Mark Lang.

 

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