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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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  • Pictures from an accident
  • Video from accident, traffic stop or arrest
  • Transcript of a 911 call
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Man dies after stabbing on Saint Paul’s East Side

12/2/2021 Police

Saint Paul police are investigating the city’s 35th homicide of the year after a man was stabbed and killed Thursday, Dec. 2.

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Shooting leaves one dead in Saint Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood

11/21/2021 Police

Saint Paul police officers responding to reports of shots fired found the victim outside of an apartment building on the 1000 block of York Avenue.

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One dead after domestic dispute in Saint Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood

11/10/2021 Police

Saint Paul police officers responding to a report of a domestic disturbance in the city’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood found a woman dead inside a residence early Wednesday, Nov. 10.

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Man dies after being struck by vehicle, two arrested for murder

10/5/2021 Police

Two people have been arrested for second-degree murder after striking a man with their vehicle early Tuesday morning.

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Last Edited: September 9, 2021