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
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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.
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!
COATS FOR KIDS PROGRAM
The Knights of Columbus, Osseo Police Department and several other surrounding law enfrocement agencies have formed a partnership to distribute new winter coats this winter, to children who need them.
The coats are donated by the Knights of Columbus to the police departments, who distribute the coats to children who need them in their communities. This gives the officers the opportunity to interact with the community in a different, positive way, which is good for both the departments and the children they are helping.
If you know of a family with children who would benefit from this program, please call the Osseo Police Department at (763) 424-5444 and we can arrange getting those coats to that family.
Lets make sure every child is warm this winter!
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.