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Tuesday, 24 May, 2016


Grand Rapids Police Department

420 N. Pokegama Ave.
Grand Rapids, MN. 55744

Emergency Phone:  9-1-1
Non-Emergency Phone:  218-326-3464

Email:  police@cityofgrandrapidsmn.com


"In partnership with our community, the mission of Grand Rapids Police Department is to be the model of excellence in policing by enforcing laws while safeguarding the constitutional rights of all people, reduce the fear of crime, and provide a quality service to all of our residents and visitors.  We commit ourselves to the values of integrity, impartiality and professionalism."

  • 2014 Citizens' Academy Participants

  • The police department is involved in the Children's Fair each spring to discuss various safety topics

  • National Night Out

    Local organizations donate bikes to be given away each year at National Night Out

Police and Fire Departments aid in successful mock crash

The Grand Rapids Police Department and Grand Rapids Fire Department, along with the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office and Meds 1, hosted a successful mock crash for Grand Rapids High School students to illustrate the consequences of distracted and impaired driving.

Shop with a Hero 2015

Emergency personnel shared a special holiday shopping trip with kids from Effie to Palisade in this year's Shop with a Hero event. Kids were paired with heroes to purchase gifts for their families and during a special visit with Santa

2016 Polar Plunge

Check out the highlights of the 2016 Polar Plunge where 146 plungers raised over $38,000 for Special Olympics athletes in Itasca County!

Look inside the Police Department

In its 125 year history, the Grand Rapids Police Department has worked hard to keep citizens safe, and 2015 was no exception. Last year, the department responded to 12,574 calls. In addition to calls, the Police Department accomplished a number

The Grand Rapids Police Department has 20 full-time personnel including: a Chief of Police, Assistant Chief, one Administrative Sergeant, and four Patrol Sergeants, two Investigators, two School Liaison Officers, eight Patrol Officers, one K-9 team, a Community Service Officer and two administrative assistants. The Grand Rapids Police Department is supported by a 15-member Volunteer Police Reserve Unit.

Department Staff

  • Assistant Chief Steven Schaar
  • Administrative Sergeant Bob Stein
  • Patrol Sergeant Jeff Carlson
  • Patrol Sergeant Heath Smith
  • Partol Sergeant Brent Bradley
  • Patrol Sergeant Andy Morgan
  • Investigator Kevin Ott
  • Investigator Brian Mattson
  • Officer Jeremy Nelson
  • Officer Timothy Dirkes
  • Officer Justin Edmundson
  • Officer Ashley Moran
  • Officer Troy Scott
  • Officer Matt O'Rourke
  • Officer Michelle Norris
  • Officer Shaun Pomplun
  • School Liaison Greg Lease Jr.
  • School Liaison Bill Saw
  • Community Service Officer Carl Fischer
  • Admin. Assistant/Records Clerk Mary Corwin
  • Admin. Assistant - Jackie Heinrich