Welcome to the Osseo Police Department!
The purpose of the Osseo Police Department is to protect and serve our citizens with a commitment to uphold those rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and to promote and maintain a safe, orderly and secure community through the delivery of the highest degree of professional law enforcement services.
To achieve these goals, the department is committed to:
- Showing courtesy and respect to all citizens while recognizing the changing needs of the individual and the community;
- The recruitment, selection, training and deployment of the best qualified individuals for positions within the agency;
- Encouraging employee participation, involvement and commitment to the overall goals and objectives of the city and the department and to foster a positive work environment;
- Developing citizen awareness, participation and support of community-based policing, DARE, crime prevention endeavors and educational components; and,
- Promote, establish and maintain open lines of communication between the department and our community.
News and Alerts
Click HERE to get informed about recent department information and crime alerts.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
The Federal Trade Commission website is a great resource for learning how to protect you and your family's information and identities. The FTC has information ranging from limiting unwanted calls and emails, online security, to signing up for scam alerts. The website also allows the consumer to file complaints for a variety of complaints related to criminal or nusiance actions (eg. identity theft, scams, unwanted telemarketing, etc.). There are also resources for education/jobs/making money, and credit/debt help. Just copy and paste the link below!
CHILD SAFETY SEAT GRANT
The Osseo Police Department was recently awarded a grant to obtain child safety seats through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety. The child seats are intended for low-income families who either have older/dilapidated child safety seats, the incorrect child safety seat due to their child outgrowing their current one, or for those who do not have a child safety seat for their child.
We were awarded a total of eight seats of four types: Two Conv...ertibles, two Combinations, two High Back Boosters and two Low Back Boosters. By acquiring these child safety seats, we can ensure that families have the proper safety seat for their child while in a motor vehicle.
Families that qualify will have to participate in an short presentaion at the Osseo Police Department where they will receive information about their seat(s), child safety seat laws and other valuable information.
If you know of any families that could benefit from this program, please contact Officer Anthony Mortinson at (763) 424-5444 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
MEDICINE DISPOSAL DROP BOX
The Osseo Police Department recently obtained a medication drop box in colaboration with the Hennepin County Sheriffs Office and Partnership for Change.
The purpose of this program is for the proper disposal of unused or old medications. The storing of these unused medicaitons inside the home pose safety and health risks, esspecially among children and teens. The proper disposal of unused medicines is important as it prevents abuse, which has become a major problem among tee...nagers.
Another reason is to protect our environment. Medicines that are not disposed of properly, such as flushing down the toilet or placing in the garbage, can contaminate drinking water, get into our rivers and lakes, and even harm local wildlife.
If you have any old or unsued medications, please bring them in and place them into this green box. Once inside, the Osseo Police Department and Hennepin County Sheriffs Office will dispose of the medications at a safe/designated disposal site.
The following types of medications are accepted:
- Prescription medications, including controlled substances
- Over-the-Counter medicines
- Vitamins and Supplements
- Pet medicines
The following are not accepted:
- No needles, sharps or syringes
- No medicines from businesses
If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Osseo Police Department at (763) 424-5444. You can also visit www.hennepin.us/medicine or call (612) 348-3777. You can also check out the flyer HERE.
"THE NEST" BACK PACK PROGRAM
The Osseo Police Department wants to help raise awareness about food instability facing our communities and how we can combat this problem. Click HERE to learn more about "THE NEST" Back Pack Program and how you can help!
BLUE LINE DISPATCH (NEWSLETTER)
The Osseo Police Department is proud to offer to it's citizen's, a monthly newletter, called the Blue Line Dispatch. The Blue Line Dispatch will have useful information, give updates to issues affecting residents and some more detailed information on a fraction of the calls the police department handles throughout the year. If you are interested in receiving this newletter via e-mail, you can sign up by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to provide us with your first and last name.
If you prefer to read it here, it will be posted monthly.
Click HERE for more information on job opportunities and positions within the Osseo Police Department.
Do you have information about a crime? Do you know the whereabouts of a known fugitive? If you have any information relating to a crime or a criminal and want to safely report it, go to the Crime Stoppers website, call 1.800.222.TIPS (8477), or send a text message to CRIMES (274637) and begin your message with TIP647.