The Hopkins Police Department consists of 27 licensed, full-time Peace Officers, and 14 dedicated support staff who are committed to working with residents and the business community to improve the quality of life in the community.
The Police Department is responsible for patrol, investigations, dispatch, outreach and crime prevention in Hopkins. The department provides one investigator to the SW Hennepin Drug Task Force, a multi-jurisdictional unit that conducts investigations of illegal drug activity, and takes part in the SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) team, a five-city consortium that trains and responds to high-risk events. It is also part of the Joint Community Police Partnership.
Hopkins Police receive international recognition from the International Association of Chief's of Police, IACP, after receiving the IACP-Cisco Systems 2012 International Community Policing Finalist Award. This prestigious international award recognizes best practices of innovative community policing techniques.
Hopkins Police Chief, Michael Reynolds and Captain Brent Johnson traveled to the IACP annual conference in San Diego, California to accept the award. Chief Reynolds credited the award to the officers and staff at the Hopkins police department along with the residents of Hopkins for their dedication to the community and creative problem solving partnerships.
Since 1998, the IACP’s Community Policing Committee has recognized outstanding community policing initiatives undertaken by law enforcement agencies worldwide through the annual Community Policing Award, sponsored by Cisco Systems.
The award identifies and rewards best practices in community policing by recognizing police organizations that use the power of collaboration and partnerships to make local, national, and global communities safer from crime and terrorism.
The winners and finalists provide a model for improved police services on issues that are specific to individual communities but are valuable for all communities around the world.
For more information on the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the IACP-Cisco Systems Community Policing Award follow this link to the IACP Community Policing website at http://www.iacpcommunitypolicing.org
The Hopkins Police Station is located in City Hall at 1010 1st Street South. Directions to the Police Station.
Yes. The Hopkins Police Department will attempt to open your car when keys are locked inside, call load permitting. You will be asked to sign a waiver releasing the police department from any damage that may occur as a result of opening the door.
See noise ordinance.
During a snow emergency, City ordinance prohibits parking on any city street or city parking lot until plowed, to allow city snow plowing operations to occur. Issuing a citation and allowing the vehicle to remain would not permit the snowplows to adequately and safely clear the streets of snow. See snow emergencies.
In Hennepin County, an Order for Protection is issued by the Hennepin County Family Court. There are strict requirements that must be met before an order is issued. For information call 612-348-5073.
In Hennepin County, a Harassment Restraining Order is issued by District Court. For information call 612-348-7959.
Unfortunately, no. Any person may legally park a vehicle on any City street, unless otherwise posted, for up to 24 continuous hours. This means that anyone can park on the street in front of your house for that period of time.
Call the Hopkins Police Department to report graffiti. Hopkins City Code requires property owners to remove graffiti from structures or equipment. See graffiti removal tips.
Find out about recent awards received by the Hopkins Police Department and its members.