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Our Mission: Protect the peace and maintain public safety through trusted service with respect.

About the Department

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The Saint Paul Police Department is a full-service agency led by the Office of the Chief and four divisions:

The Department employs approximately 800 people, including more than 600 sworn officers. In 2016, the SPPD responded to about 220,000 calls for service and investigated about 12,000 Part I crimes.

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The Saint Paul Police Department is committed to 21st Century policing.

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Information and Data Requests

Did you know information regarding crime, traffic stop, and pedestrian crash statistics are available online in our public portal?  Check the Open Information portal first to see if what you want to know is already available publicly before making a data request.

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One dead after shooting on Saint Paul’s East Side

8/2/2021 Police

One person is dead and police officers are searching for another after a late afternoon shooting on Saint Paul’s East Side. At about 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, multiple 911 callers reported shots being fired in the parking lot of an apartment complex on the 800 block of Hazel Street North.

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Saint Paul police ‘EPIC’ training boosts officers’ peer intervention skills

6/7/2021 Police

Innovative program empowers officers of all ranks to prevent possible misconduct

It starts with a tap on the shoulder. It’s followed by three simple words, “I got this.” And it’s designed to stop any possible misconduct before it happens. Every Saint Paul police officer has gone through EPIC (Ethical Policing is Courageous) training, a first-of-its-kind peer intervention program designed to teach officers how to intervene successfully—regardless of rank or seniority—to prevent misconduct.

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SPPD lobby opens for in-person records requests, property releases and permits to purchase

5/10/2021 Police

The Saint Paul Police Department Headquarters lobby has re-opened for in-person records requests, property releases and applications for permits to purchase firearms.

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Man dies hours after being shot outside a bar in Saint Paul’s North End neighborhood

4/26/2021 Police

A man who was shot Sunday night outside a Saint Paul bar died Monday morning—and now Saint Paul Police Department homicide investigators are looking for the person or people responsible for his death.

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Last Edited: December 15, 2020