Public Safety

Emergency: 911

To contact a policeman
who is on duty,
call 507-462-3555.

The following numbers can also be used to contact any of the officers:
507-526-5148 (Option 2)

Minnesota Lake
Police Department

Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Minnesota Lake Police Department is to build stronger partnerships with the community to provide public safety, to enhance community service, and to improve the quality of life while maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity. Our purpose is to Protect and to Serve.

We at the Minnesota Lake Police Department take pride in our department and community.
We maintain a high level of proficiency by taking advantage of opportunities for continuing education. Faced with the constantly changing landscape of law enforcement, our officers attend special schools throughout the year.

Under the three headings of Pride, Dedication, and Service we can articulate all of those values which guide our efforts.

We take pride in our department and in our profession. We are proud of who we are and what we do. Therefore, we:
Respect and protect the rights of all citizens.
Treat all persons fairly.
Know the law.
Obey the law.
Enforce the law.
Maintain and respect confidentiality.

By virtue of our oath of office and our role as law enforcement officers, we are dedicated in a special way to the public’s service and therefore carry the public’s trust. We recognize we must sometimes put the needs of others ahead of our own. Therefore, we
Are honest and truthful.
Are consistent in our beliefs and actions.
Hold ourselves to a higher standard of moral and ethical behavior.
Serve as role models for the community.
Recognize that our success is dependent upon the trust and confidence of the community that we serve.

We are service-oriented. We see this community in a partnership role: our citizens are our partners as well as our clients. Therefore, we
Give first priority to situations which threaten life.
Use force only when necessary.
Treat all persons with dignity and respect.

Thank you.

Special Notice from the Minnesota Lake Police Department:
To all Pet Owners:

This is a WARNING notice to all pet owners. All pets are to be registered with the City of Minnesota Lake. All pets are to be on a leash or tied to their own property, and all pets that are outside animals are to have proper food, water and shelter at all times.

The City of Minnesota Lake does have the following ordinances for pets:
1) Habitual barking (620.03)
2) License requirements (620.02)
3) Running at large (620.01)
4) Proper food, water, shelter (630.06)
5) To many animals on a property (620.05)

The City of Minnesota Lake Police, and Animal Control Officers have received several complaints on the above problems. This notice is to remind everyone of the law. Again this notice is a WARNING notice to all pet owners. If there is a complaint on your pet or you are in violation of any of the above ordinances there will be no more warnings, citations will be given for all violations. If you do not have any pets then you may disregard this notice. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Subsection 710.01.
Use of Weapons

Subd. 1. Restrictions. 
No person except a police officer in the performance of duty shall, within the city, discharge any gun, pistol, or firearm of any description or carry any such weapon unless it is dismounted or broken apart or carried in a case in such a manner that it cannot be discharged. This subdivision does not prevent the carrying of a handgun within the city under a permit subject to the restrictions imposed by law.

Subd. 2. 
Air Rifles, Sling Shots and Bows and Arrows. No person shall use or discharge any air rifle, sling shot or bow and arrow within the city.

Subd. 3. 
Offense by Parents, Guardians. It is unlawful for any parent or guardian of any person under the age of 18 years knowingly to permit such person to violate any provision of this section.

**Minnesota Permit to Purchase Fill-In Form


City of Minnesota Lake

103 Main St. N.
PO Box 98
Minnesota Lake, MN 56068
T: 507-462-3277
F: 507-462-3438