Patrol The Mounds View Police Department Patrol Unit consists of 4 sergeants and 11 sworn patrol officers. Responsibilities of the patrol unit include responding to emergency calls for service, non-emergency calls for service, traffic law enforcement, making arrests as prescribed by law, providing assistance at medicals and fires to ensure scene safety, and various outreach events.
Bike Patrol In 2016, three bikes were added to the unit and three officers attended training. Our officers deploy the bikes for patrol in neighborhoods, apartment complexes, attending special events, and providing bike training and awareness to youth. Currently, 5 Officers serve in the unit.
School Resource Officers School Resource Officer Nate Boscardin currently serves the Pinewood Elementary, Edgewood Middle School and Bridges School communities.
Special Assignments Members of our agency serve on the Ramsey County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT). and Ramsey County Violent Crime Enforcement Team (VCET). S.W.A.T. responds to emergency calls for service, warrant arrests, and search warrants. They train bi-weekly and annually. VCET specializes in drug investigations. They work in conjunction with federal, state, and local agencies during these investigations. Tips for VCET are accepted by reporting to 9-1-1, the police department, the anonymous tip line (763)717-4061, or Crime Stoppers of MN.
Crime Prevention Neighborhood Resource Officer Sarah LeVoir works with Neighborhood Watch, Crime Free Multi-Housing, social media, Adult and Juvenile Protection, NYFS Liaison, Clergy Partnership, New Americans Academy and Community Outreach. Check out the Crime Prevention page for more information on programs. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to stay up to date on daily activities and messages.
K9 Unit K9 Grizz joined the department in 2018, graduating on March 24th, 2018 from the Saint Paul Police K9 School. He works and lives with Officer Schultes. K9 Grizz is a two year old German Shepherd from Slovakia. His is currently trained in area searches, suspect tracking, criminal apprehension, building searches, evidence searches, and narcotics detection. The team participates annually in the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region 18 K-9 Trials.
Officer Schultes and Grizz are proud to serve the citizens of Mounds View and they are an integral part of the police department. The K9 team conducts daily trainings including other Mounds View Officers so all are accustomed to working together. If you would like more information about the K9 team or would like to make a donation to help cover the cost of training and care, please contact the police department or the Mounds View Police Foundation.To learn more about our retired K9 click here.
Investigations Mounds View Police Department has two Investigators who work on all levels of crimes from misdemeanor to felony level. When a crime occurs, the responding officers complete their report which is reviewed by the Investigators. They determine whether the case will be active and investigated or inactive and closed. Anonymous tips can be taken via the Tip Line. Any information on current cases should be directed to the Investigators. Active cases are investigated until all leads are exhausted, charges are filed, or the case is exceptionally cleared.
Police Reserves Reserve Officers are non-sworn volunteers who assist the police department in accomplishing its mission by supplementing and assisting sworn police officers duties. Duties include assisting sworn officers with low risk daily activities, helping with community outreach, and being part of an on call reserve element that is ready to assist the department on large incidents/events.