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Special Programs & Services

Special Programs & Services


The Osseo Police Department participates in a number of special programs and services to enhance the safety of its citizens and visitors. Click on either program listed on the left side of the page to learn more!


Child Identification Cards

In 2010, the Osseo Police Department purchased an identification card printer for the purpose of creating child identification cards. The purpose of this purchase was for a parent to have their child's photograph and personal information (Ex. Full name, date of birth, height, weight, etc.) readily available in the event their child goes missing.

Police need an accurate and immediate description of your child, before they can take any action. The child identification cards will assist them in searching for your child, by reducing the amount of time it takes to get a child's description.

The identification cards are free of charge and is open to anyone under the age of 18. To get your child’s identification card made, please call the Osseo Police Department at 763.424.5444 and set up an appointment. If you already have a child identification card and need to renew it, please call the above number and set up an appointment as well. There is a limit of one card per child.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Officer Anthony Mortinson by email or by phone at 763.424.5444.


Child Safety Seat Inspections

Child safety seat (car seat) inspections are available to Osseo residents and business owners/employees. Please contact Officer Anthony Mortinson at 763.424.5444 to set up an appointment.

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Fingerprinting

The Osseo Police Department offers fingerprinting for anyone who needs their fingerprints taken for employment, adoptions or anything else as required by law. There is a fee of $10.00 per card.

We also offer FREE fingerprinting and fingerprint cards for any child under 18 years old and a parent or legal guardian must make the appointment for the child.

If you need to have your fingerprints taken, call and schedule an appointment with the Osseo Police Department at 763.424.5444 or email Administrative Assistant Felicia Wallgren at fwallgren@ci.osseo.mn.us.


Night to Unite


Every year, on the first Tuesday of August, communities throughout the State of Minnesota get together to give crime a going away party.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, AAA, and local law enforcement agencies, Night to Unite celebrates and strengthens neighborhood and community partnerships. 

Night to Unite is designed to:

  1. Get to know one another in your neighborhood;
  2. Build neighborhood involvement by bringing police and communities together; and
  3. Bring awareness to crime prevention and local law enforcement efforts!

For more information pertaining to Night to Unite or how to get involved, contact Officer Anthony Mortinson at 763.424.5444 or tmortinson@ci.osseo.mn.us. Applications are available at the Police Department, City Hall or download an application here.

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Toward Zero Deaths

The Toward Zero Deaths approach is based on the belief that even one traffic-related death on our roads is unacceptable. This “zero deaths” idea was first adopted in Sweden in 1997 as "Vision Zero" and since then has evolved to several state DOTs, including Minnesota, that have identified zero deaths as a core objective in their Strategic Highway Safety Plans.

TZD uses a data-driven, interdisciplinary approach that targets areas for improvement and employs proven countermeasures, integrating application of education, enforcement, engineering, and emergency medical and trauma services (the “4Es”). A combination of strategies from different focus areas is often most effective for solving a particular problem.

The Osseo Police Department participates in the enforcement area of TZD, which emphasizes primarily on speed, distracted driving and seatbelt enforcement. The enforcement is paid for by a grant through TZD. The Brookllyn Park Police Department is the primary grantee and the Brooklyn Center, Champlin, Osseo Police Departments and the Hennepin County Sheriffs Office are partners.

To learn more about TZD, visit http://www.minnesotatzd.org/

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Toys for Tots

Every Christmas, the Osseo Police Department partners with local businesses to raise toys for the Toys for Tots - Twin Cities toy drive. We realize that Christmas is not always a fun and exciting time for everyone and that some children go without on Christmas Morning. By raising toys for infants, children and teens, we hope to bring a little light to their lives, as no child should go without on Christmas.

To learn more about Toys for Tots and how you can get involved, visit www.toysfortots.com

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