The Detroit Lakes Police Department will work in true partnership with our fellow citizens to provdie security, deter crime, and respond to emergencies.
We will accomplish this by serving our fellow citizens with a continuing comitment of inegrity and honor.
By doing these things, we will help protect life, property and continue to make Detroit Lakes a great place to reside.
ABOUT THE DETROIT LAKES POLICE DEPARTMENT
Welcome to the official website for the Detroit Lakes Police Department. The goal of our agency is to help provide a safe and secure environment through professional policing and courteous service to residents and visitors alike. We are on-duty 24 hours a day / 365 days a year.
We are currently staffed by 15 full-time and 1 part-time Police Officers with 2 civilian assistants. We serve a resident population of about 8,899 people with tourist seasons being much higher due to visitors and seasonal residents. Each year we handle about 11,000 calls for service and strive to meet those incidents with a prompt response, detailed investigation, and an unbiased decisions based on the facts. We are also an agency that still provides a full range of services from assisting on fire, medical emergencies, special events and nightly business checks.
When laws are enforced, they are handled with fairness and respect. Our main focus is to keep our community safe and orderly so everyone can enjoy all the area attractions Detroit Lakes has to offer.
In addition to our agency serving the City of Detroit Lakes, we also work very closely with other Law Enforcement agencies in the area. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol District Office, various Drug Task Force’s and the Department of Natural Resources all work in and around our city, it is this cooperation along with citizen partnership in the community, that helps make Detroit Lakes a better place to live.
To learn more about more about the Detroit Lakes Police Department, Detroit Lakes City Ordinances and various other information, please visit the links provided on our website.
Police Chief – Steven Todd
direct line: 218-846-3203
Investigations Sgt. – Robert Strand
direct line: 218-846-3204
Night Sgt. – Chad Glander
direct line: 218-846-3208
Day Sgt. – Chris Phillips
direct line: 218-846-3205
School Resource Officer – Doug Vickmark
high school: 218-847-4491 (option 2)
Investigations – Eric Bergren
direct line: 218-846-3207
Patrol Officer – Gary Kuhn
Patrol Officer – Joe Steffens
Patrol Officer – Wayne Striebel
Patrol Officer – Phillip Vaughn
Patrol Officer – Joe Sternhagen
Patrol Officer – Josie Johnson
Patrol Officer – Randy Haken
Patrol Officer PT- Tim Kulik
Patrol Officer – TBD
Administrative Secretary – Sue Dahring
direct line: 218-846-3201
Records Techician – Jean Livingood
direct line: 218-846-3202