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

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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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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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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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Saint Paul Police Department takes lead role in quadruple homicide investigation

9/20/2021 Police

Investigation reveals the four victims were killed in the city

Investigators with the Saint Paul Police Department’s Homicide Unit announced Monday, Sept. 20, that they would be assuming the lead role in the investigation into the deaths of Jasmine Christine Sturm, Matthew Isiah Pettus, Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley and Loyace Foreman III.

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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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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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Last Edited: September 9, 2021