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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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Become a Saint Paul Police Officer or get involved in other career opportunities with SPPD.

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21st Century Policing Report

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.

Do you need:

  • A copy of a police or accident report
  • Pictures from an accident
  • Video from accident, traffic stop or arrest
  • Transcript of a 911 call
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Separate shootings leave two dead in Saint Paul, police investigating

8/29/2021 Police

Saint Paul police are investigating after two people were killed in two separate early morning shootings Sunday, Aug. 29. The first victim arrived at Regions Hospital at about 12:15 a.m. The second was found three hours later on Raspberry Island.

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Possible road rage incident leaves one dead in Saint Paul’s Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood

8/29/2021 Police

Saint Paul police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred in the evening hours on Sunday, Aug. 29 near the intersection of Seventh Street East and Mounds Boulevard.

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Shooting leaves one dead in Saint Paul's Como Park neighborhood

8/16/2021 Police

An early morning shooting in Saint Paul’s Como neighborhood left a man dead Monday, August 16.

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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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Last Edited: September 9, 2021