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Welcome to the Osseo Police Department!



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Mission Statement

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.
This web page is meant to be a tool for the citizens of Osseo, by providing information about the department, the programs we support and upcoming events or alerts the community should be made aware of.

News and Alerts

Click HERE to get informed about recent department information and crime alerts.
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CAR SEAT CLINIC/INSPECTION

On Saturday, April 23rd, the Osseo Police Department hosted a car seat clinic, in collaboration with Safe Kids Northwest Metro Minneapolis. This event was fully booked and ran from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. We had 10 appointments ranging from families with one-car seat and some with up to three-car seats.

During this event, Car Seat Technicians were present; parents/guardians were able to learn more about their respective car seats and how to properly install them. The technicians were also able to teach the parents and/or guardians about their own vehicles and the restraint systems in them. By learning about these features and how they work together; parents/guardians were ensured infants and children are being restrained properly and safely.

If you would like to learn more about the program or to find an event near you, please call LeeAnn Mortensen at 763-581-3740 or by e-mail at LeeAnn.Mortensen@northmemorial.com


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RESCUE BUDDIES

Just last month, the Osseo Police Department received a very generous donation of stuffed animals called Rescue Buddies, from Wagonlit Travel through the Magnovo Training Group.

The Magnovo Training Group invites companies to come and participate in team building workshops, aimed at helping others who are less fortunate. In this case, Wagonlit Travel participated and chose to make Rescue Buddies, that can be handed out to young children on calls for service (ex. house fire, v...ehicle crash, etc.), by our officers.

Each Rescue Buddy is given a name, birthday, and then placed into a bag to store it in, until it is given to a child. Wagonlit Travel donated roughly 40 Rescue Buddies.

We want to express a big thank you to Wagonlit Travel! These Rescue Buddies will find good homes with children who need them.

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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 tmortinson@ci.osseo.mn.us.

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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.

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APARTMENT FIRE

Today 01/29/2016 at 7:45a.m., the Osseo Police Department was dispatched to an apartment fire in the 600-Block of 6th Ave. NE. Upon arrival, officers observed flames coming from a top floor apartment. The entire building was evacuated and there was no loss of life.

The Osseo Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Metro Trasit provided a bus for displaced residents of the apartment building and the American Red Cross was onscene to assist residents as well.

If there are any residents who live in the apartment and were not present to speak with the Red Cross or police, please contact the Osseo Police Department at (763) 424-5444. You can also call the Red Cross directly at (612) 871-7676 and ask for Client Services.


"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 osseopd@ci.osseo.mn.us. Please be sure to provide us with your first and last name.

If you prefer to read it here, it will be posted monthly.

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January 2016
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES


Click HERE for more information on job opportunities and positions within the Osseo Police Department.


Crime Stoppers

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.


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